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Republicans vs. Democrats, or the Application of Hegel’s Dialectic? .. By J.Rizzola.

John Rizzola...AKA jdkrissAs we watch the continuous power struggle in Washington D.C. (one that admittedly leaves us conservatives banging our head against a wall) you have to wonder if what we are witnessing is even real. Surely most “constitutional conservatives” find themselves enraged at the traitorous actions on constant display by those in whom we have put our faith. These supposed conservatives are more than willing to compromise on all the ideals that we put them in office to stand for. What’s more frustrating is the ease in which this theatrical drama of Republicans vs. Democrats has divided Americans among deeply ideological lines. While watching from the sidelines it would appear that liberals and conservatives in D.C. are diabolically opposed to each other’s ideals, exact opposites of one another ready to battle it out in the halls of Congress for the soul of the country. The sad reality is that at the end of the day they all go out and have a beer and laugh with each other as they recall the day’s charades. They are working side by side with one another, purposely taking this side or that with any given issue in an effort to set the tone for what they would like us to think. This is called the Hegelian Dialectic.

What is the Hegelian Dialectic?

A method of guiding the thoughts of others to a predetermined conclusion, the Hegelian Dialectic was adopted by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels as a means of guiding people into accepting their theory of economic communism. The founder of this “dialectic” process, Georg Hegel was heavily influenced by Darwin’s theory of evolution and believed that philosophical conflict would lead to the evolution of mankind. This is similar to materialism which claimed the same thing but in a way that concerned matter and not necessarily people. Hegel believed that through conflict mankind can be brought to state of perfection. The formula for this conflict was, thesis-antithesis-synthesis. Another way of saying this is two opposing sides agreeing to settle their differences by coming to a conclusion that met somewhere in the middle. The truth is however that this conclusion is predetermined and the strategy itself is designed to get society to agree to it. The conclusion itself is nothi ng short of getting people to surrender their rights and liberties to the all powerful state, which of course, was the Goal of Marx and Engels.

Given the fact that our politicians are constantly fighting, and we have the republicans constantly selling us out under the false guise of “compromise” I would argue they are applying this theory and working hand in hand in doing so. There is one problem however; the idea of societies evolving to perfection through conflict has never been proven as Darwin’s theory of evolution has not as well. In fact, I think you can argue exactly the opposite that conflicting ideologies do not lead to the perfection of man when they are manipulated against one another. They only lead to dead people, millions of dead people as this dialectical process of applying Marxism throughout the twentieth century has proven. World War I and WWII, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Korean War, are all examples of this dialectic at work. It did not work out so well in any of these instances did it?

Perhaps this gives us a little understanding, some insight into why things in this country are so screwed up. Our political hacks that call themselves the elite are really proving how stupid they really are as they try to apply the same old strategy while expecting a different result. I guess there is one question that remains. Are they really expecting anything different?

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3 Responses to Republicans vs. Democrats, or the Application of Hegel’s Dialectic? .. By J.Rizzola.

  1. Mike9327 February 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    David is absolutely correct. If we conservatives truly want to save our country we must first vote every establishment politician in Washington D.C. this includes John McCain, John Boehner and all the rest that have been a member of Congress for more than 12 years. Even Paul Ryan who everyone seemed to think created a fantastic budget. Listen people the minute the establishment says this is a great bill, budget or even politician is when the hair on the back of your neck should stand on end. The politicians in Washington do not understand the conservatives of this country. We do not blindly follow and until we get results from politician that WE WANT then keep voting them out of office. We need to draw the line in the sand with the republican politicians either they are with us completely or they are against us. When the 2014 elections come every one of us must do our duty to save this great country of ours and vote every republican out of office that has not demonstrated a conservative voting pattern. Nor more letting these power hungry politicians sweet talk us into giving them another chance. They have already had far too many.

    • j. rizzola February 6, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

      Thanks for the reply. I am not sure if the republican party will ever understand the point you just made. They appear to be working off a belief that we are all moderates who tend to lean left. They better shift hard right or else their careers are over.

  2. Tom Counts February 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    I’m not prone to accept most conspiracy theories, and for the Hegelian dialectic to be fully in effect, I think that a conspiracy of massive proportions would need to be occurring. I’m confident that there are many scoundrels in politics, and the existence on some level of an Oligarchy is probable. The professional political class and those who seek to influence, whether it be businesses, entire industries or unscrupulous individuals have always been and always will be present. I think some politicians are just easily swayed, and others are go along to get along types, etc.

    No matter what, the combination of factors has lead us to where we are…. as sad state for a nation built on the highest ideals and with the greatest of potentials… what a waste.

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