It is interesting to watch this process beginning and think through the next step. My gut on it is Integral needs to shift away from the “cult of personality” politics and idea politics in order to move into solution design governance. We are no longer debating ideas and deciding on what idea is best because best is relative to populations and time (thank you green and your relativity). Now we are looking to design the world we want and this is a fluid process because desires vary and are always in motion so the creative design governance needs to reflect this dynamic. How to do this???
I think the integral politician will be the facilitator more so than the “idea man” or political theater performer. The energy comes not from them, but from the crowd they are engaging. It’s all going to be about how you engage.
I think you will need to integrate art, real art that is not didactic or propaganda. You have to shift peoples idea of what they are looking for. Art is the most direct and effective way to shift a perception.
I would like to see charettes used, both to help define local needs and with large scale problems using experts representatives from all stakeholders.
You need a good story teller, you have to bring people into the process.
Maybe start to use the debating process to let people vote of the platform; ie, I want Warren’s plan for corporate reform, Yang’s UBI plan, Marianne’s department of peace, Bernie’s medicare for all. Not that it has to be definitive, but informational about what parts are resonating and reinforcing the idea that this is bigger than the politician delivering it.
Nothing will ever work without massive buy in, so this needs to be an American process, not a party process. I think this is where the charrettes will help. We need to also incorporate healthy concerns about immigration, budget control, and other conservative issues.
How about you? How do you think integral politics will look?