Note: This “explanation of the dialectic uses the example of how the dialectic can be used in understanding the black con better. However, as we will see, the metaphor of the dialectic can be used to understand — and resolve — many ordinary, everyday conflicts.
The philosophy serving as the foundation of the ideas presented in The Black Con are based on the Socratic and Hegalian dialectic that sees the history of ideas following this basic pattern:
- an idea is created;
- the opposite idea is often created in response to the idea;
- these two ideas clash into one another and often create a synthesis. Then this synthesis is a new idea (a new thesis), which creates an opposite idea (a new antithesis), which results in a new synthesis.
- It is my theory that this simple process is how knowledge and wisdom is revealed throughout human intellectual history.
The first idea is called a thesis; the opposite idea is called an antithesis; and the combination of the two ideas is called the synthesis.
It must be noted here that sometimes the antithesis is ordinary experience itself. An new idea clashes with ordinary experience (reality) and then a synthesis is created. This experience can be an experiment. Thus we can see the scientific method as nothing other than a form of the dialectic at work.
Granted this dialectical process may seem as a little complicated, but as we will soon see, using the dialectic is perhaps the best, and easiest, way of understanding all the ideas and spirits involved in the U.S. racial conflicts (and most other conflicts).
Restating the above paragraph through the cognitive eyeglasses of the dialectic, we can now say that, although the Progressives and black activists often claim we need more discussion on the topic, what has historically happened was that all the discussion is on the thesis. This thesis includes many of the ideas which we will call the black con. The antithesis is hardly ever heard, and when it is heard it is denounced by angry and often violent denunciations of the antithesis as being racist, hateful and evil.
With this dysfunction in the inauthentic “discussion” on race relations, it is doubtful that an authentic synthesis can ever be found. And this may be exactly what the black con wants. He may want continued dysfunction in the society (f*** cities up) until “people of color” become the majority and run the country. Then the country will hopefully be run on a racial basis, fulfilling the ideals of the black con.
Note: Although this explanation of the dialectic uses race relations as an example of its application, the dialectic can be used to better understand most conflicts — minor, major, and personal conflicts.