I think to get out of the theoretical and into an actual concrete, real life practical exercise, imagine this scenario, which is by no means far fetched:
Imagine the election is close, and forget three states - let’s say just one State legislature declared 10,000 ballots for Biden invalid and that swings the election to Trump.
What would be an integral response at that point?
The article lists a few options, but it’s not looking at it from an integral community perspective.
What would be an integral response to a coup that would mark the beginning of the end of the American Democratic process that could well banish the Big Green Meme to Oblivion and move The US on a heading to move towards an Amber society? We saw in 2020 what this could look like. Unmarked federal vans with masked goons abducting citizens. Paramilitary militia vandalizing communities and blaming protesters, Law enforcement escalating violence and using every opportunity to brutalize its citizens - or alternatively just leaving an entire area to erupt into chaos after stoking the fires themselves. And all the time the political leaders and Right wing media pointing fingers at everyone except the one man in charge of it all.
Would having endless discussions and mapping everything out on AQAL be the Integral mode of operations? Or would it be more integral to keep discussions on the abstract level and tsk tsk tsk any discussions that do not bring love and light to all?
I think my own personal response would be decidedly nonIntegral - various kinds of pushing systems nonviolently and encouraging others to do so until they break down. I somewhat did this a bit in a very small microsphere in 2016. I could see myself escalating up to other forms of civil disobedience. Nothing to put me in the direct path of whatever New Gestapo would form, though.
Its a very interesting thought experiment - imagine in less than a Decade, the Government and society is no longer controlled by Green (Orange is long gone) and skips back to Amber and Red. How does one then live Integrally under a government and political elite that is predominantly Amber and Red?