The "Hegelian Dialectic" is a popular model for understanding -- and instigating -- change. In the libertarian/conspiracy-theorist division of modern political culture, it is also known as "Problem-Reaction-Solution". Both terms are actually centuries old, but it is possible that most persons aware of either term today learned it directly or indirectly from conspiracy researcher David Icke.
Conspiracy-research folks point to the model entirely as a method used by the malevolent elites of humanity to deceive the masses and in doing so increase their power. This view of the model, which can apply to a great many events in political history, has three parts:
1. Thesis or "Problem" -- the elites bring a striking situation to public attention. The 9-11 attack, for example, to which many point as a classic "false flag operation".
2. Antithesis or "Reaction" -- public outcry or panic to the situation. In the case of the 9-11 attack, public outrage and fear.
3. Synthesis or "Solution" -- the government's response to the situation, which always comes in the form of a type of increased authoritarianism desired by the elites. In the case of the 9-11 attack, this is the Patriot Act, the War or Terror, and the exponential accompanying growth of US federal power.
In the conspiracy-research formulation of the model, the thesis or problem which elicits the public reaction is nearly always initiated deliberately by the elites, usually as a false flag operation but also often as a manufactured social or environmental crisis. The "solution" provided by the elites always furthers their own ends and never actually solves the problem (for example, the "War on Terror" actually generates more terror, the "War on Poverty" has created more poverty, and the "War on Drugs" exacerbates the worst problems of drug use).
This conspiracy-research school of thought (to which I belong to more than not), tends to view 9-11, Anthropogenic Global Warming, and the beginnings of most wars and grand public governmental initiatives as examples of the Hegelian Dialectic or Problem-Reaction-Solution. Once a political observer truly understands the model and the nature of political authority, that observer sees the model at work everywhere.
This ubiquitous governance and control through deception is, I believe, another symptom of the Age of Pisces. It can never be repeated enough that Neptune, planetary ruler of Pisces, rules deception and delusion. If astrology works and we are indeed in an age ruled by Neptune, we should expect that deception and delusion are among the most powerful driving forces in the world during this period. The libertarian and conspiracy-aware do in fact see that they are, and that the Hegelian Dialectic is part of how deception and delusion weave into the very fabric of our society.
Before I get to the point of this post, let me say that I neither embrace nor reject the major religions, including Christianity. I am agnostic in the sense that I do not feel qualified to make sweeping statements on the absolute truth about the nature of the cosmos. I can merely observe and point out connections that strike me as interesting and/or relevant.
Disclaimers done, here goes:
It is possible to see the very basis of the (Piscean-Age) Christian religion...
...as the prime example of the Hegelian Dialectic or Problem-Reaction-Solution. To wit:
1. Thesis or "Problem" -- man is sinful and imperfect.
2. Antithesis or "Reaction" -- this will lead to eternal damnation.
3. Synthesis or "Solution" -- therefore you must submit to Christ and His church.
The thesis in this formulation can (arguably) be assumed to be true. The antithesis and synthesis of the formulation are articles of faith and cannot, to my understanding, be proven by any purely logical means.
Many politically inclined Christians in the West point to the Hegelian Dialectic (and its cousin Marxism) as a tool of the Devil. But what if Christianity itself is the original Hegelian Dialectic?
I am probably not the first to make this connection.