Georg Hegel is probably the most important man that most have never heard of. Hegel’s theory of argument and persuasion absolutely pervades the entire way issues are viewed in the instant media driven 21st century. I have borrowed an excellent synopsis of Hegel’s methods from Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich.
In 1847 the London Communist League (Karl Marx and Frederick Engels) used Hegel's theory of the dialectic to back up their economic theory of communism. Now, in the 21st century, Hegelian-Marxist thinking affects our entire social and political structure. The Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. If we do not understand how the Hegelian dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision.When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box. (...) >>>
Nov. 29, 2011
A double standard indeed -
The double standard in the mega Mosque complex near Ground Zero versus Burn-a-Koran Day by the pastor in Florida is a typical example of the postmodern dialectic. The mosque is build on the basis of the freedom of expression and religion, while the feelings and sensibilities of the families' who lost members in the 9/11 attack, are swept aside. On the other hand the pastor expressing his freedom of speech is deemed unnecessarily provocative, because it offends the feelings and sensibilities of Muslims. Classic postmodern dialectic, the redistribution of rights and privileges -
Dr Sanity: "POSTMODERNISM AND THE LEFT: A PERFECT STORM"
(...) To understand what is happening in the world today, one must understand the a philosophy that has taken root in Western Civilization and brought us to this point in history--and, yes, ideas really matter; and when you are basing your society on bad ones, then you can expect bad things to happen. The philosophy that is behind these dangerous trends is Postmodernism; and Barack Obama represents the culmination and embodiment of the perfect postmodern demagogue. (...)
The dual insanity and subversivenss of these two key components of leftist/progressive thought are brought together in the following common, but wholly contradictory, threads of politically correct postmodern rhetoric: On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad. These two mutually contradictory postitions are both firmly held beliefs--one might even say they are considered holy writ by the acolytes of the liberal left. (...) >>>
Sept. 9, 2010
The religions of Marx -
American Thinker: "Obama, Black Liberation Theology and Karl Marx...Revisited", Kyle-Anne Shiver
With liberals now rushing out of the woodwork to denounce American stupidity over the persistent perception that Obama is not a Christian and may indeed be a stealth Muslim, it seems a perfect time to revisit the exact nature of Obama's Christian experience. As I wrote extensively after my own visit to Jeremiah Wright's church in Chicago, the theology preached there was a cunningly cloaked racist political creed that bore very little resemblance to mainstream Christianity. (...) the books claiming to support Christianity were surprisingly of a more political than religious nature. The books by James H. Cone, Wright's own mentor, were prominent and numerous.
Now that I have read a number of the books that presumably Wright's congregants (including Barack Obama) have also read, I can only conclude that the thing tying these volumes together is not Christianity, nor any real religion, but the political philosophy of Karl Marx. "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."
"Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes." (emphasis mine) - Marx and Engels; The Communist Manifesto; 1848 (...) >>>Sept. 2, 2010
Of black heroes and founding fathers - How the 'progressive' movement worked to make blacks second class citizens so that they themselves might rule over them as a group of victims. This shows you the evil of this dialectic (see introduction at the bottom of the page) of oppressors verses oppressed and group inequality instead of individual equality, something the founders knew as no other. America's true story of black heroes and Founding Fathers -
FoxNews Glenn Beck's Founders Friday
June 2, 2010
Cultural Marxism's paymaster -
Image by World Economic Forum via FlickrSoros: Republic Enemy #1
(...) Is it possible to lay the global financial meltdown, the radicalizing of the Democratic Party, and America’s moral decline, at the feet of one man? It is indeed possible. (...) Perhaps the most important of these “whistle blowers” are David Horowitz and Richard Poe. Their book “The Shadow Party” outlines in detail how Soros hijacked the Democratic Party, and now owns it lock, stock, and barrel. Soros has been packing the Democratic Party with radicals, and ousting moderate Democrats for years. I don’t have time to do the subject justice in this article, but FrontPage’s Jamie Glazov has an excellent interview with Richard Poe, which will fill you in on many of the facts.
The Shadow Party became the Shadow Government, which became the Obama Administration. (...) Richard Poe writes, “Soros’ private philanthropy, totaling nearly $5 billion, continues undermining America’s traditional Western values. His giving has provided funding of abortion rights, atheism, drug legalization, sex education, euthanasia, feminism, gun control, globalization, mass immigration, gay marriage and other radical experiments in social engineering.”
Some of the many NGOs (None Government Organizations) that Soros funds with his billions are: MoveOn.org, the Apollo Alliance, Media Matters for America, the Tides Foundation, the ACLU, ACORN, PDIA (Project on Death In America), La Raza, and many more.. For a more complete list, with brief descriptions of the NGOs, go to DiscoverTheNetworks.org.
Poe continues, “Through his global web of Open Society Institutes and Open Society Foundations, Soros has spent 25 years recruiting, training, indoctrinating and installing a network of loyal operatives in 50 countries, placing them in positions of influence and power in media, government, finance and academia.” As I’ve said before, America currently faces the greatest challenge to its existence as a free republic since the Civil War. And as we go, so goes the world.
So is Soros to blame for all of America’s woes? Without Soros, would the Saul Alinsky Chicago machine still be rolling? Would SEIU, ACORN, and La Raza still be pursuing their nefarious activities? Would Big Money and lobbyists still be corrupting government? Would our college campuses still be retirement homes for 1960s radicals? Yes, yes, yes, and yes—but to much less of a degree. (...) >>>
Apr 5, 2010
The answer to that question is, it's the Dialectic, stupid! Remember, the mechanism for the spread of rights and power through the use of double standards?
NewsReal: "Why is Barack Hussein Obama’s State Department Breaching the Separation of Mosque and State?"
(...) The intent is to address “the concept of an Islam in America ‘brand’.” An “Islam in America” brand? We are spending taxpayers’ money to advertise and promote a religiously inspired ideology whose core believers want to impose their faith on the rest of us? Apparently the Obama State Department is following Great Britain’s example of multiculturalism gone wild.
Where is the ACLU? This hypocritical far-left organization has no problem attacking every conceivable symbol of our Judeo-Christian culture that appears in the public square. But its First Amendment concerns about “separation of church and state” disappear when it comes to separation of mosque and state.
The same Obama administration that now promotes the Islamic “brand” in America and a multicultural celebration of Ramadan, saw fit, just four months ago, to ask Georgetown University, a Catholic institution, to cover over the name of Jesus inscribed on a pediment behind the podium from which President Obama was slated to deliver an address. (...) >>>
Aug 23, 2009
The Washington Examiner: "Obama's Science Czar: Traditional family is obsolete, punish large families", by David Freddoso
President Obama's Science Czar, John Holdren, took a controversial and amoral approach to the science of population by recommending mass compulsory sterilization and even forced abortion (and/or forced marriages) under certain circumstances. His 1977 tome, Ecoscience, which he co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, also displays a revealing disregard for the institution of the traditional human family. (...) >>>
July 19, 2009
While the following article is written from an evangelical perspective emphasizing cultural aspects from Christian sexual morality, the broad outlines are correct. What Dr Dennis Cuddy is describing are the effects of the postmodern dialectic. Key words: Shaw, Fabians, Frankfurt School (apologetics) (critique: "The Four Horsemen of the Frankfurt School"), Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Gramsci, cultural Marxism, Counter-Enlightenment, ideological subversion/active measures/psyops/demoralization, Bezmenov: "Just Doing His Job" (video)):
NWV: "CONDITIONING BY MUSIC" - PART 1, by Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
(...) According to Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw, they (Fabian Socialists) set out to “Educate, Agitate, Organize.” Relevant to “Organize,” Obama was a community “organizer” following the model of Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals (1971), which had an acknowledgement to Lucifer at the front. Relevant to “Educate,” John Lloyd (former executive director of the Kansas National Education Association) said that this Alinsky book has been the “bible” of the National Education Association (NEA). And relevant to “Agitate,” Alinsky wrote that the radical organizer “dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues…. An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent….” Obama has been a radical organizer “dedicated to changing” America, which is now headed down the path toward Socialism as desired by the Fabians. (...) >>>
July 13, 2009
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AEI: "No Country for Burly Men", by Christina Hoff Sommers
Nearly 80 percent of the jobs lost since December 2007, in fields like construction and manufacturing, were held by men. Thus, to respond to actual economic needs, the Obama stimulus plan would have skewed toward male-dominated industries. But feminist advocacy groups in Washington hijacked the stimulus, getting the administration to add funding to boost employment in (still-growing) fields dominated by women, like health care, education, and social services. Four months after the stimulus bill's passage, the lion's share of funding is not addressing America's real unemployment challenges. (...) >>>
July 10, 2009
Eurozine: "The Left treading on the Right", by Andrei Plesu
(...) I recently attended a very civilized debate in Sofia on the views of the Right and the Left, organized by the esteemed political scientist Ivan Krastev. The gathering of familiar participants included Alexander Smolar and Gáspár Miklós Tamás, as well as numerous journalists and experts from Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the US, Albania and Portugal. (...)
The problem with the leaders of the Right (...) is that their insufferable arrogance causes them to consider themselves natural born leaders. Yet on reflection, you can't help but notice a common trait in the leaders of the Left that is just as dangerous, if not more so: they consider that destiny has singled them out as leaders, a belief arising from their bloodthirsty, missionary delusion. (...)
The Right is culpable. Reactionary. Slightly ridiculous. The Left preaches equality, but doesn't recognize the principle of equality when it comes to the Right. Moreover, the Right is miserable, no fun, it has no sense of humour. The Left, in contrast, is impudent, cheeky. It can't remember the bad things. It hides the Gulag behind a veil of intelligence, nuance, analytic pragmatism and "historical necessity". The chosen ones, the really chosen ones, must be of leftwing persuasion. The rest? A handful of gloomy elitists, rightly condemned to popular amnesia. >>>
June 19, 2009
Elsevier reports a Dutch (female) Labor Secretary (Minister) is refusing to approve the appointment of "yet another white male" as Head of the Police Dept. The venue for his inauguration party had already been booked, but has now been canceled on her orders. She demands guarantees that for the foreseeable future he'll be the last "white male" to be appointed. "Diversity demands a female or a foreigner" (the latter code for non-white). Who says we aren't sexist, and not a little racist to boot ...?
Mar 7, 2009
This is the true face of the UN: it sits at the head of the last collective, liberty's parental rights made nul and void, children having become the chattel of the tribe - since the Radical Enlightenment this always was the New Vision ...
The Freedomist: "The New World Disorder"
A United Nations human rights treaty that could prohibit children from being spanked or homeschooled, ban youngsters from facing the death penalty and forbid parents from deciding their families' religion is on America's doorstep, a legal expert warns. Michael Farris of Purcellville, Va., is president of ParentalRights.org, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and chancellor of Patrick Henry College. He told WND that under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, or CRC, every decision a parent makes can be reviewed by the government to determine whether it is in the child's best interest. (...) Treaties are a way to make it as permanent as stuff gets. It is very difficult to extract yourself from a treaty once you begin it. If they can put all of their left-wing socialist policies into treaty form, we're stuck with it even if they lose the next election." (...)
The 1990s-era document was ratified quickly by 193 nations worldwide, but not the United States or Somalia. (...) Countries that ratify the treaty are bound to it by international law. Although signed by Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., on Feb. 16, 1995, the U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty, largely because of conservatives' efforts to point out it would create that list of rights which primarily would be enforced against parents. The international treaty creates specific civil, economic, social, cultural and even economic rights for every child (...) It is monitored by the CRC, which conceivably has enforcement powers. (...) The government would decide what is in the best interest of a children in every case, and the CRC would be considered superior to state laws, Farris said. Parents could be treated like criminals for making every-day decisions about their children's lives. (...) At a Walden University presidential debate last October, Obama indicated he may take action. "It's embarrassing to find ourselves in the company of Somalia, a lawless land," Obama said. (...) >>>
Feb 7, 2009
Anyone analyzing the habits and knee-jerks of the Left is entitled now to a yawn ... right, it's such a bore: who once takes the trouble of understanding the dialectic can predict their every move ... the same template is applied everywhere ...
All American Blogger: "Obama’s New Climate Czar Beloved by Socialists"
From the beginning of this blog, I have been saying the global warming hoax is nothing more than a socialist scam to hurt the rich, industrialized nations. This isn’t about saving the planet, it’s about redistributing the wealth and collapsing the industrialized nations. A few of my personal favorites (...) If you only read one, read this one: Maurice Strong and the Collapse of Industrialized Civilizations, That is really the origin of the modern global warming cult. With that in mind, take a look at the person Barry nominated as his climate czar (...) Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group’s Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change. (...)
At a July meeting in St. Petersburg, the commission said developed countries "should think of decreasing current consumption levels" - which would mean shrinking their economies - in order to help the environment. Great. Super. Fantastic. Just what we need right now. Still think this is about saving the planet from a fiery death? Read the words of EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstroem and former French President Jacques Chirac: Many global warming advocates see Kyoto and other treaties as instruments of international power politics. Ultimately, they seek to give activists and centralized government entities more say over fossil fuel use, economic growth, lifestyles, housing and transportation. EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstroem says Kyoto "is not a simple environmental issue, where you can say scientists are not unanimous. This is about international relations, this is about the economy, about trying to create a level playing field for big businesses throughout the world. You have to understand what is at stake and that is why it is serious," she declaimed. And French President Jacques Chirac has termed the Kyoto Protocol "the first component of authentic global governance." (...) >>>
Jan 13, 2008
The Lighthouse: "The Stone-Age Roots of the Nuclear Family"
(...) Don't be fooled by nonsense about women's lib, gay rights and same sex marriage: these are all ruses to take out one of the main pillars of 'the power structure', romantic love and marriage. Remember that upsurge in Swedish films and books around the sixties, portraying marriage and family life as sheer and sure hell ...? That was no coincidence! (Here's a Dutch book of some notoriety, but every Western country probably has its own version. Sartre's existentialism did away with all human company in general: "hell are the others.") (...) But here's news: A Stone Age burial in central Germany has yielded the earliest evidence of people living together as a family within a tribal social structure ...
"The Flintsteins? Germans find Stone Age family - 4,600-year-old grave yields genetic evidence of family life (and death)" (includes video material)
(...) The 4,600-year-old grave contained the remains of a man, woman and two youngsters, and DNA analysis shows they were a mother, father and their children. (...) Perhaps tribal people 4,600 years ago, knew what we have been taught to forget for political reasons: that single mum families are the surest road to poverty and dependence - dependence on the state, all for our own good, of course. No wonder it was sold in Europe, first as morally acceptable, then as a value and even a right. >>>
21st Nov 2008
Introduction to the dossier
In reaction to ultra rational positions taken by the later thinkers of the Enlightenment, a brand of 18th century German intellectuals sought to save the Old Order by undertaking a cultural movement countering the rationalist influences. These reactionaries are known as the German Idealists, the Romanticists, the Counter-Enlightenment movement, or the anti-modernists.
In the effort, anti-modernist philosophers Kant (1724-1804) and Hegel (1770-1831) sought to square Judeo-Christian cosmology with reason. Or rather, to deconstruct it.
Kant saw philosophy as a grey area between science and religion and made it the battleground in the war on reason. His rescue effort resulted in the corruption of all three fields. Philosophy - in Aristotelian, Thomist (and Objectivist) hands a precision instrument for the exploration of reality - has never recovered from Kant's speculative theories about the nature of thought.
Kant devised a dialectical mechanism which was later further developed by Hegel to reflect contradictions: the dialectic of contradictory elements, also known as 'new reason,' making contradictions part of 'logic'. Thereby he inflicted on the world the self-perpetuating mechanism for progress through strife and conflict. A practical application we see around us every day is the adversarial approach to communication, common to the journalists, lawyers and politicians.
Hegel skewed Kant's proposition by replacing God with the State. Later followers posited further variations on such themes, creating in effect secular pseudo religions. This is the origin of mystical nationalism and of malignant, polylogistic racial, ethnic and cultural theories, including Nazism and Postmodern multiculturalism.
Hegel's followers divided into Right, and Left (or Young) Hegelians. Young Hegelian Karl Marx (1818-1883) further developed the dialectic, devising yet another skewed version (dialectical materialism) of Hegel's skewed version.
Marx' paranoid vision of society has divided the world into two species of humans: the oppressors and the oppressed, resulting in a perpetual struggle of minority groups against the 'power structure.' The latter should not be understood as 'those in power', but rather 'those in power, other than us'.
Contemporary Postmodernism in which Left and Right Hegelians were re-united (yes! there are quite a few Fascists there too) by Frankfurt School founder Horkheimer through the re-merging of Heidegger and Marx, have harnessed political correctness to today's version of Marx' class struggle, which echos Plato's dichotomy of mind and body.
Rousseau's vista of a noble, primordial world destroyed by the logic of man's egoist drive for civilization, might well have sired the epidemic of Western self-loathing. But it is now part and parcel of the postmodern dialectic: political correctness, a mechanism for self-control along the lines of direct action or positive discrimination with the aim of establishing redistribution of power and rights.
This dossier aims to compile flagrant examples of the practical applications of the dialectics. These often take the shape of contemporary multicultural and social ideas concerning minority groups and often condense in 'moral' legislation and influencing public opinion through the manipulation of human perceptions.
The overt, narrow objective is the liberation and empowerment of the minority in question (women's lib, black power, gay rights, etc.) with the view of shifting power from the ones in power ('white males') to minority victim groups (everyone else).
The ultimate aim however goes far beyond the narrow collective group interest: the deconstruction from within, of Western culture as it developed over the course of three millennia.
The next step on that path was set when the Left recently abandoned the patronage of the traditional historically oppressed groups in favor of the liberal enemy, Islamism: its potentially deconstructive powers are simply too promising to pass up. The fact they have made this shift without any visible signs of cognitive dissonance, says much about the ruthlessness of the underlying ideology that hopes to build Utopia on the smoldering remains of violent conflict. Next stop: the poor versus the rich, or in the words of the most recent narrative of #uncut and #occupy: 99% against the 1%.
From the horse's mouth: stretch logic to the limit to have it turn in on itself, but be sure to insert a few fallacies and start from the wrong premise:
Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.
Dated: 4th July 2008 - Updated: Nov. 1, 2011
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