This week I share our collective outrage and heartbreak over the shooting of the Texas schoolchildren and teachers, and manage to offer some hope that this time it will be different, that this shooting will heighten a social pain-point – unstable young men equipped with weapons of war – sufficiently to transcend political polarities. In this episode I ponder:
- America’s enneatype, frontier culture, “traditionalism with guns”
- Integrating the MSNBC and FOX News worldviews
- Recognizing budding criminality
- Matthew Yglesias’s positivity blowback
- How about the first part of the second amendment?
- The ever-widening circle of moral consideration
- What our grandchildren will know
- Blessings to all
This is my last regular weekly episode of the season – see you in September!
– Jeff Salzman
Ken Wilber and Corey deVos
Ken and Corey take an in-depth look at America’s ongoing struggle with gun violence, using the four quadrants to track many of the most critical and commonly-blamed factors, conditions, and causes that seem to be contributing to this terribly wicked problem.
Mark Fischler, Jeff Salzman, Nomali Perera, and Corey deVos
What follows is a heart-full conversation that invites all of us to bring more awareness to the full spectrum of emotion that is likely moving through all of us right now, a much-needed reminder that the integral heart is big enough for all of this, because it is a heart that is both utterly unbreakable, as well as always-already broken.
Mark Fischler and Corey deVos
Why do we see so many cases of apparent police abuse being recorded so frequently, but punished so rarely? What are some possible solutions that can help create more social trust for our police organizations, and a more peaceful society for all of us? Watch as Mark and Corey take a careful look at the Derek Chauvin verdict — and at the state of policing itself in America — as they offer their own personal views and try to sort through the conflicting narratives surrounding this tragically controversial cultural fault line.
Previous Episodes of The Daily Evolver
Illuminating Our Stage Structures
Trauma to Transcendence: Using Life’s Wounds to Grow
Gender Fluidity: Fruitful and Fanatic
Bringing Integral Wisdom and Compassion to Ukraine
A Plague Arrives (And How Integral Practice Helps Us to Meet It)
2020 Integral European Conference Preview
Judge Judy: Evolution’s Warrior
Considering Otto Scharmer’s “Axial Shift” Political Theory
Grace and Grit: The Movie
Campaign Closeup: Marianne, Bernie, and More Mayor Pete!
Mayor Pete’s X-Factor: Could It Be Integral Consciousness?
Rebel Wisdom: Integral Meets the Intellectual Dark Web
About Jeff Salzman
Jeff Salzman worked with Ken Wilber for several years in building the Integral Institute. He is a co-founder of Boulder Integral, the first bricks-and-mortar venue dedicated to the development of integral consciousness. These days Jeff provides integrally-inspired commentary on politics and culture on Integral Life and The Daily Evolver.