chose this title because I look for this kind of
information whenever I do research. I want to know in
the simplest terms what something means. I know this is
difficult information to digest, but people need to know
what they are facing. It's in the workplace, schools,
government, churches and just about everywhere else
one can look. This is, again, information gleaned from
an invaluable source, Dean Gotcher. He may be reached at
for speaking engagements. Many thanks to Dean and his
lifetime of work exposing this subject. If our nation is
to be rescued from Marxist hands, we will have a debt of
gratitude to pay to Mr. Gotcher.
The Dialectic in The Garden
 Now the serpent was more subtle than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he
said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not
eat of every tree of the garden?
 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may
eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the
midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die:
 For God doth know that in the day ye eat
thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be
as gods, knowing good and evil.
 And when the woman saw that the tree was good
for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a
tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the
fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her
husband with her; and he did eat.
The Dialectic in the Wilderness
 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into
the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
 And when he had fasted forty days and forty
nights, he was afterward an hungered.
 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If
thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be
 But he answered and said, It is written, Man
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy
city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of
God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give
his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands
they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy
foot against a stone.
 Jesus said unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
 Again, the devil taketh him up into an
exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the
kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
 And saith unto him, All these things will I
give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence,
Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold,
angels came and ministered unto him.
A diverse group of people dialoguing to consensus
over a social issue in a facilitated meeting
For the dialectic to work in a praxis (theory and
practice) environment it is necessary to have a diverse
group of people, dialoguing to consensus, over a social
issue in a facilitated meeting.
The dialectic is simply the coming together of two
opposing or obverse ideals. It is done in a way which
forces both ideals to compromise their original position
for the sake of unity. The first stage,
"Thesis," might be your position, the second
stage, "antithesis" might be someone else's
position, (different than your own)
And the third stage "synthesis" would then
be the new position held by both you and the other
person for the sake of solving a problem.
I refer to this way of thinking as transformation
because every position must be transformed into a new
position when its obverse position comes along.
"Let's agree to disagree" and "diversity
in unity" are dialectic phrases.
Traditional thinking justifies its position
with facts and is founded upon the verb "is"
and the phrases "I know," "It is the
law," and "It is written." Reality is
always external and therefore one's accountability is
always to a higher authority.
The dialectic, to "liberate" mankind from
tradition, must take everyone through the antithesis
stage called transition. In this stage, where thesis and
antithesis meet, a bonding based on feelings, not facts
(as in tradition) takes place. Empathy becomes the
ruling or driving force. Thus transitional thinking
justifies its position with feelings, and is founded
upon the phrases, "I ought to be able to…"
or "If it feels good do it." Reality is found
in feelings and therefore one's accountability is always
to one's feelings.
The dialectic, to "liberate" mankind from
transition, from potential anarchy, must take everyone
into the synthesis stage called transformation.
In this stage, thesis and antithesis are united through
justification or reasoning skills, called "higher
order thinking skills" (HOTS). Justification for
unity of opposites becomes the ruling or driving force.
Thus transformational thinking justifies its position
with reasoning and is founded upon the words
"potential" or "practical." Reality
is found in reasoning and therefore one's accountability
is always to one's reasoning or justification skills for
the sake of harmony between opposites. Hegel stated that
"Whatever is real is rational, and whatever is
rational is real."
The transition stage when used in the dialectic is a
somewhat painful experience to go through. When
opposites compromise their original positions for the
sake of unity, and actively seek ways to justify it,
they must be willing to justify the compromise they are
making to their conscience. While compromise in the
traditional way of thinking does not require the searing
of one's conscience, since one is always given the right
to hold to his principles, i.e. majority rule or the
power of office, compromise in the transformational way
of thinking requires the searing of one's conscience,
since both parties must be willing to set aside their
principles for the sake of the two or the group.
Praxis is a Greek work found in the New
Testament i.e. "Praxis Apostolan" or the Acts
of the Apostles. It means to act out or practice to
completion. Therefore, according to the current
formation of education, the workplace and politics in
America and around the world, we are all to act our
(role play) the dialectic until our conscience no longer
bothers us when we compromise for the sake of any group
of people who are themselves acting out or praxising
Next Week: The role of the change agent is to keep
the process of "change" going on indefinitely.
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