Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, (born August 27, 1770, Stuttgart, Württemberg [Germany]—died November 14, 1831, Berlin), German philosopher who developed a dialectical scheme that emphasized the progress of history and of ideas from thesis to antithesis and thence to a synthesis.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21)
It is vital to understand that Hegel’s dialectical scheme is not based on a classical representational model, i.e., the view that a proposition is true if, and only if, it is obtained in reality. Instead, according to Hegel, since reality itself is dynamic and changing, the usual subject/predicate distinctions necessarily have to be qualified. The binary view that a well-formed, meaningful, and factual proposition must necessarily be true or false (either p or ~p is necessarily true for statements of facts) is rejected for a triadic formula that claims a proposition (p) conflicts with the opposite (~p), and a “higher” truth (synthesis or p’) that will “mediate” and “resolve” the truth of both p and ~p. The process continues ad infinitum until p’ later conflicts with ~p resolving into p. In other words, the main idea is to seek consensus, not “true truth” as Francis Schaffer would say.
Hegel’s “dialectical Method” of reasoning is founded on the syncretistic idea that conflict and resolution is the way of “truth.” It’s important to understand there are no absolutes–no truth, no moral authority (no Judaeo/Christian God, or any categorical imperatives that are non-negotiable: Do not murder, do not steal, do not commit incest, and so on) are discarded.
Everyday reality is subject to a fluid process that should be directed through various techniques of social manipulation like disinformation, propaganda, rewriting history, and more in the effort to move “onward and upward to perfection.” Hegel called this the “realization of Spirit,” the quest for “Freedom.”
If you can control the conflict (for example “terrorism versus freedom” you can dominate and control the outcome. If there isn’t enough conflict, the Marxist adherents to the Hegelian dialectic will create and manufacture the conflicts for us. They’ve been practicing their craft in America for decades.
They will say, “Black lives matter” and disrupt cities with rioting, looting, beatings, and murder. Objections and push-back will ultimately lead to conflict resolutions that usher everyone toward “freedom,” which of course should NOT be confused with liberty. Through the dialectical subversion, protests become the first tool in the drawer for violent insurrection. History clearly proves this. Think about this: what is the objective of the Black Live Matter movement? Peace? Brotherhood? Good times? Who is the spokesman? Where is the organization headquartered?
There are three things to understand with the current conflict tearing apart America right now:
- If black lives really mattered to people like Antifa, then why aren’t they attacking the abortion clinics in big cities all over America. In 2014 African-American women composed 13.3% of the US population, yet black women represented nearly 40% of all abortions.
- If police brutality is the reason for calling for eliminating all police departments, then why not protest the disproportion rate of homicides involving black on black Americans.
- If there is any truth to the charge of Systemic Racism in America, it would certainly exist in the welfare system and the abortion industry.
There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
But there is more. Now with an understanding of the Hegelian Dialectic we can see there is a good deal of connective tissue to the crisis of the viral pandemic, the rioting, and just this week, the astonishing Supreme Court Decision to extend protections against employment discrimination to LGBTQ people under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion or national origin.
That decision will usher in the greatest effort to administer conflict resolution and consensus mostly through litigation the likes of which we cannot fully comprehend.
Frankly, things look very troubling right now, unless… there is a last-minute rescue by the cavalry—riding in to fight off these lying, confused, deluded people making the news today: and the cavalry is The Church.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
If this is not the time to put aside our fears, misgivings, seeker sensitivity, and every manner of excuse to not preach, exhort, and encourage our flock to engage (as Captain Picard might say) by voting our values and our marvelous heritage, then when is the time? Will we be like the unwise maidens who were shopping for oil when the groom came for them? May God forbid it!
In the name of Jesus, be wise, wake up, and be in the fight against this hell.