Food for thought:
Hegelian dialectic: “A reminder today of a tried and true technique known as the Hegelian dialectic, a.k.a.: Problem. Reaction. Solution. The scriptwriters create the problem, foment the reaction (i.e., point out the problem, call for revolution) and then use that revolution, propaganda and spin to implement the next (seemingly opposite) exact, same underlying agenda.” ~Laura Bruno
Anytime you see the media or government create a problem to be discussed, along with a reaction to the problem, and then come up with a solution that will also be divisive, you know the Hegelian dialectic is at play. In the current case in the American media, the problem is the name of the football team “Redskins”, the reaction is the upset at the name by various ethnic groups, and the two sides will duke it out until a solution is forced upon one of the two sides. Often, the victory is not in the solution, but rather in the very fact that the confrontation between the two sides was waged in the first place. Name a hot topic news story that doesn’t have two sides to it? Can’t do it, they’re all designed with the Hegelian dialectic embedded into them, the division is a major portion of the intended consequence.
While the Hegelian dialectic is perfect at pivoting a population back and forth to an unseen goal, much like the nautical “tacking” to sail into the wind, using back and forth divisive battles along the way to get there, it is also the perfection of the “divide and conquer” technique. In this technique, the real conquering is in the division of the two sides, and not the solution itself; this is why in America, there are only two political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, “us and them”. Being so easily manipulated by the Hegelian dialectic is in itself the defeat, the scripted war between sides offers only a slim “hope” of a victory for one side, and a short tension based climactic orgasm that fades in seconds, for the other.
If this is true, maybe the real issue we must examine as a people is why we are so easily manipulated by the media, governments, and others to pick a side and fight for it, why we are so easily sucked into today’s flavor of the day “causes”. Once we understand this, we will stop picking sides in their manipulated wars and they will lose their illusory power over us; we will be truly free and safe from their game.
~Nathan & Aline