I am looking forward to talking with you on video.
I agree with your analysis as for the awakening of ancient trauma into consciousness. It is the time which we were waiting for - but are we prepared enough?
My critisism with integral is the “positive - bias”, the exclusion of considering evil and its powers in the world and instead hope for a positive evolution - which, at the end, probably turns out as such, but we should also consider the present and not just envision some far away future.
Despite we have at hand a beautiful map for looking at the world, we are still humans with the proclivity to avoid everything which is uncomfortable. This is expressed as a severe lack of psychological knowledge, especially when it comes to oneself. I know, we do “shadow work” in integral and we practice spirituality. But, in situations like today, I come to believe that most of us are bypassing psychology and spirituality and try not to notice what is unfolding in front of our eyes.
The other big factor is the missing knowledge about history. We are repeating history right now, but this time on a global scale, nowhere to flee to from tyrany anymore, while this was still an option in the last century. A deep dive into the events of, at least, the last 200 years, would be very helpfull to all those who want to understand what is going on.
I was married with an American and we had many American friends. I noticed how much Americans are invested in some fairytale-like narrative of their country. I realize that an honest view on history and America’s role in the development to the present sotuation would be agonizing and threaten deeply their self-understanding. This might be the reason for the silence and willful blindness. From the psychological view it is totally understandable, but desastrous for the future of our societies and humanity itself.
In my view, Integral should be the leaders in sorting out the challenge and take a differentiated position based on vast knowledge - and then take courage and fight against the corrupt people and institutions. Slavery in America might have been abolished some hundred years ago, as Ken repeats and repeats. Now we are on the way to slavery, for all of us, except for those who have the threats of dominance in their hands.