Hegelian Dialectic & The Left/Right Paradigm

Left versus RightLeft versus Right ideology defines America. The fervor over the 2012 elections will eventually be drawing droves of supporters and constituents. Recently this May 2011, we had the first GOP debate in South Carolina. Anticipation is extremely high considering the state of the nation economically and politically. However, after so much discourse and disappointment, why is bipartisan politics still taken seriously by the majority of average Americans? Special interest lobbying and corporate campaign funding with behind the scenes legislation deals is common knowledge – So why does the common serf believe his vote actually counts in a game that is consistently rigged against him/her. It is the Hegelian Dialectic at work.

Dialectic refers to discussion and reasoning by dialog as a method of intellectual investigation. By definition, it is an intellectual exchange of ideas or a Platonic investigation of the eternal idea.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was a 19th century German philosopher and theologian who wrote The Science of Logic in 1812. He was one of the creators of German Idealism. He was noted for developing a concept of mind or spirit that manifested itself in a set of contradictions and oppositions, ultimately integrated and united, without eliminating either pole or reducing one to the other.

“The State ‘has the supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State… for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.”

Left versus RightThe Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. It is a tool which manipulates us into a frenzied circular pattern of thought and action.

Problem, Reaction, Solution. Our thoughts are controlled and directed toward a predictable course and sustainable reaction. The solution is provided which coincides with the controllers originating wishes.

The Hegelian Dialectic is defined as a threefold process in which the ruling political elite create a specific problem or crisis, anticipating in advance the reaction that the population will have to the crisis, in turn conditioning the people that a change is required. When the population is properly conditioned, the desired agenda is then presented as the solution. However, the solution was never intended to solve the problem, but instead to serve as the basis for a new problem or to exacerbate the existing issue.

It has become the predominant method in which all change is being accomplished in modern society. Mass manipulating of the average American mind to accept that change, when on the surface they would ordinarily refuse it.

Today the dialectic is active in every political issue that encourages opposition and choosing a side. It is apparent when environmentalists instigate conflicts against private property owners, in democrats against republicans, in greens against libertarians, in communists against socialists, in Neocons 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.

Dialogs and consensus-building are primary tools of the dialectic, and terror and intimidation are also acceptable formats for obtaining the goal. Regardless of the issue, the invisible dialectic aims to control both the conflict and the resolution of differences, and leads everyone involved into a new cycle of conflicts.

This endless cycle as depicted in the diagram below, illustrates the three elements which include Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis. The cycle begins with two opposing factions or viewpoints, a thesis, opposed by an antithesis. Both are reconciled to create a synthesis which in turn becomes a new thesis. As a result the cycle continues resulting in social change.

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Based on this theory mankind is basically entwined in a series of philosophical conflicts. Hegel was an idealist. He believed that the highest state of mankind can only be attained through constant ideological conflict and resolution. As a result of the dialectic, mankind can only reach its highest spiritual consciousness through endless self-perpetuating struggle between ideals, and the eventual synthesizing of all opposites. However, this ideology simply justifies conflict and endless war. It is also the reasoning behind using military power to export an illogical version of freedom and false democratic ideals.

Left versus RightA prime example and on going debate concerning American issues is gun control and the second amendment. This is a perfect scenario, to illustrate the Hegelian Dialectic.

An armed America
Horrific violence and mass murders committed by people with guns
Draconian anti-gun laws which disarm America

To further illustrate the point. America is a nation full of guns and guaranteed the right to own and bear arms, by the Constitution of the United States.

America cannot be taken over by a unitary one world government and any socialist/communist agenda, if Americans are armed, (this is the Thesis, an armed citizenry), therefore conditions must be created that will cause the American public to demand that their Constitutional right to bear arms be rescinded.

These created conditions are called “The Antithesis” by Hegel; it is called Crisis Creation by the CIA. In the case of an armed citizenry, the antithesis, or anti-thesis, is random, senseless and horrific murders using guns as the weapon.

When these two conditions, i.e.; an armed citizenry and horrific gun violence, exist simultaneously, public hysteria can be whipped up making the public demand that their Congressional representatives outlaw all guns. The purpose is to inflame the public against guns so that they force Congress to pass restrictive gun laws. This is called “The Synthesis” by Hegel; or Crisis Solution by the CIA.

The “synthesis” then becomes the new “Thesis” for a new triad in Hegel’s Dialectic. In the CIA’s version of Hegel’s Dialectic, the synthesis i.e.; the Crisis Solution brings about the new Thesis which is called: Crisis Control.

The public disarmed will be unable to protect themselves. As a result, the government will become the sole protector with Big Brother like legislation and powers. The government will do this by suspending the last threads of the Constitution, declaring martial law, rounding up the dissidents, patrolling streets with armed United Nations or NATO military, instituting curfew, and shooting anyone who disobeys the unconstitutional newly imposed laws. In essence, a totalitarian government will emerge.

In other words, if you want society to become something different than it is, you must set up the conditions which will bring about the desired results. This formula has been apparent in bipartisan politics to galvanize people into predictable outcomes of thought and action. As with gun control, the illusion fed to the public is the notion of less guns more safety. In terms of the left/right paradigm, this illusion is one of choice when in fact, both parties are really a synthesis of the two, who clearly represent the same corporate oligarchy and banking cartel, as opposed to the clueless American serf, who dreams of freedom while being a slave.

“The American dream…You have to be asleep to believe it”
-George Carlin