I have to confess, I find Bradlee Dean endlessly entertaining. He’s a moron — I’m not exaggerating, the guy is astonishingly stupid — who now has a weekly column in the Worldnutdaily and is trying so hard not to sound like a moron. In his latest column, he promises to tell us “how America really feels about gay marriage,” and then doesn’t even address that subject. But he does include this bit of blather:
The Hegelian Dialectic is the tool that the corrupt in government use in an attempt to manipulate the minds of the people to accept their “change” when they normally would reject it.
The Hegelian Dialectic is the process in which the usurping elitists create a crisis, knowing in advance how the population will react to that created crisis, thus conditioning the people that a change is needed. Once that is achieved, they will then bring the “answer” to the crisis.
Anyone who has actually read Hegel (or more importantly, Fichte) or taken an intro to philosophy class — if Dean has read Hegel, I’ll eat this laptop — is scratching their heads right now wondering what the hell any of that has to do with the Hegelian dialectic. The classic Heglian dialectic is thesis – antithesis – synthesis. It has nothing to do with creating a crisis to condition others to want to solve that crisis.
This is what happens when stupid people try to project an image of being intelligent and well-educated — they end up looking even dumber than if they’d just shut up.