December 14, 2018

Hegel’s Dialectic of “Choosing Sides”

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The other day I posted an article about how we love to believe lies and as such makes us extremely susceptible to fraud, hoaxes, cons, etc. Even when told we have been made fools of, there is little hope that the fooled will snap out of it and realize what is taking place. Ah, the power of the master deceiver.

In that article, I wrote: “…if one lie is what we want to hear, we readily accept that as truth. We must believe in one side or the other, one actor over the other, one author over the other…right?”

Hegel was a 19th-century German philosopher and theologist. His Dialectic has been copied and put into play to the point that it is the controller of all things in our lives – mostly political. Few of us recognize this fact.

I would suggest that those seeking knowledge, study about the Hegelian Dialectic by starting here.

From this study, we discover Merriam-Webster’s definition of dialectic: “…the Hegelian process of change in which a concept or its realization passes over into and is preserved and fulfilled by its opposite.” and “…development through the stages of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis in accordance with the laws of dialectical materialism.”

I have often chosen to place the “triad” of “thesis, antithesis, and synthesis” into “create a problem, embellish the problem, offer a predetermined solution.”

Because Hegel’s dialectic is so active in our everyday lives, it is important to understand what it is and what it can do to us. From the article linked to above, we read: “Hegel’s dialectic is the tool which manipulates us into a frenzied circular pattern of thought and action. Every time we fight for or defend against an ideology we are playing a necessary role in Marx and Engels’ grand design to advance humanity into a dictatorship of the proletariat. The synthetic Hegelian solution to all these conflicts can’t be introduced unless we all take a side that will advance the agenda.   …The only way to stop land grabs, privacy invasions, expanded domestic police powers, insane wars against inanimate objects (and transient verbs), covert actions, and outright assaults on individual liberty, is to step outside the dialectic. Only then can we be released from the limitations of controlled and guided thought.”

And yet, in our insanity, we continue walking down the same street and falling in the same hole somehow believing each time it will be different. The result is less of all the things we once valued in life and more of those “outright assaults on individual liberty.”

We are consumed with Hegel’s theory: “Today the dialectic is active in every political issue that encourages taking sides. We can see it in environmentalists instigating conflicts against private property owners, in democrats against republicans, in greens against libertarians, in communists against socialists, in neo-cons against traditional conservatives, in community activists against individuals, in pro-choice versus pro-life, in Christians against Muslims, in isolationists versus interventionists, in peace activists against war hawks.”

Once the crisis/conflict is created, the antithesis begins which involves the need to create sides, each side warring with the other. This is actually easier than one might suspect due to a long time false paradigm of Left/Right, Republican/Democrat, Liberal/Conservative, and the “Two-Party System” of politics. In addition, this false paradigm relies on each one of our natural, GOD-given personality and character traits.

The anger, the hatred, the calls for “getting in someone’s face,” rioting and general violence, etc. are all part of the embellishment of a “problem” created for us by someone administering this dialectic. Once this embellishment reaches crisis mode, “synthesis” kicks in with a solution to a problem that was created by those seeking to implement their controlling solutions.

All one must do is to study and understand this dialectic, recognize it as part of our ongoing and angry existence in the country, and then take the action suggested above – “the only way…is to step outside the dialectic.” The only way to step outside the dialectic is to study it, understand it, and recognize it.

Without that, you are stuck…on stupid!

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