Friction and Synthesis-A Theory Beyond Science

Philosophical theories have often been assimilated or justified as a basis or political action or policy design throughout human history.
Manmeen Kaur
March 16, 2021

Philosophical theories have often been assimilated or justified as a basis or political action or policy design throughout human history.

“Dialectic” refers to a way of a philosophical argument involving a contradictory process on the opposing ends. This form of argument was often recorded in Plato’s works from ancient Greece. Hegel, in the 19th century, was not really convinced by the way this methodology was used to justify concepts and arguments. Hence, the Hegelian Dialectic. Unlike Plato’s argument, Hegelian dialectic encompasses an additional construct at the end of the contradictory process. In layman’s terms, it is rubbing together off of two opposing sides, creating friction between them, to synthesize a completely new product or notion. It does not wait for arbitrary or new ideas to pop up to check for further validity and possible applicability.

Consider the following situation for better understanding, as quoted by Walter Veith. A state has an agenda to centralize powers. The thesis(possible measure) develops around spreading terrorism. The antithesis(opposing end) would be a repressive police state. The synthesis is the removal of freedom and shift of power from many to few.

Hegelian dialectic follows a triadic-structure:-

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  • Thesis: refers to a positive thought or statement which upon consideration turns out to be unsatisfactory;
  • Antithesis: refers to the thought that propels the positive as a negation; this too turns out to be contradictory;
  • Synthesis: a new thesis is formed based on the pitting off of the above counter-arguments.

Pitting of one side against another is a form of controlled conflict that those behind the scenes use to create a predetermined history. World history is filled with examples of this dialectic usage:-

  • The clashes between Allied and Axis powers led to the formation of UN
  • The presence of central banks and financial institutions and deficit financing of national governments puts both, individuals and governments at the behest of these financial institutions.
  • Theorists argue that downtrodden classes have been used as pawns by the elitists in the name of a revolution against a tyrannical government to fulfil personal agendas and seek power and authority.
  • Ordo Ab Chao” or the “Order Out oF Chaos” follows the Hegelian philosophy, peace is born out of chaoses of war.
  • The conspiracy theorists insist that the New World Order has been using this dialectic to move its way through the history to establish its supremacy

The Hegelian Dialectic is about creating a conflict that ordinary people cannot solve without elitist intervention, argue some. The entire game is about steering the human mind through behavioural psychology into believing something that the “rulers” want the people to, in the name of something conflicting, thus creating counter-arguments and hence, the wanted new thesis comes into action.

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