Georg Hegel's Ideology of the Child.

"The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life)

Dean Gotcher

   Georg Hegel's agenda was to 'liberate' the child/mankind from the father's/Father's authority, negating the father's/Father's authority in the process. Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud built their ideology off of Hegel's ideology of the child, i.e., the child's natural love of pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e., sensuousness over and therefore against doing the father's/Father's will. Hegel stated (in defiance against the father's/Father's authority, deferring to the carnal nature of the child instead—in order to negate the guilty conscience for doing wrong, i.e., for disobeying the earthly father in order to negate the guilty conscience for sinning, i.e., for disobeying the Heavenly Father, his idea being, negate the one and you negate the other in the mind and therefore the actions of the child, 'liberating' man and society from Godly restraint, i.e., from being judged and condemned, therefore feeling guilty , i.e., "feeling bad" for being "human," i.e., for being carnal, i.e., for being "of and for Self," i.e., for being of and for the world only, needing to ask for forgiveness, i.e., needing to repent): "The child, contrary to appearance, is the absolute, the rationality of the relationship; he is what is enduring and everlasting, the totality which produces itself once again as such [once he is 'liberated' from the father's/Father's authority so that he can be his "self," i.e., as he was before the father's/Father's first command, rule, fact, or truth came into his life, i.e., carnal, i.e., of the world only]." (Georg Hegel, System of Ethical Life), with the affirmation of the child's nature, i.e., "human nature," i.e., that which is common to all people, the father's/Father's authority (with it's "do right and not wrong," judgmental, prejudiced commands, rules, facts, and truth), according to Hegel, is left out of the picture, 'creating' a world.: "When a man has finally reached the point where he does not think he knows it better than others, that is when he has become indifferent to what they have done badly and he is interested only in what they have done right, then peace and affirmation have come to him." (G. F. W. Hegel, in one of the casual notes preserved at Widener). "Peace" is when the child is able to becoming at-one-with his carnal nature and the world stimulating it. "Affirmation" is "the group," i.e., the other children approving the child's carnal nature and the world stimulating it (including themselves)—affirming him, i.e., his carnal nature they affirm themselves, i.e., their carnal nature resulting in all (the children and the world) becoming "one," at least in the 'moment'—the idea being "If I make you 'feel good,' you will perceive that I am 'good,' making me 'feel good.'"

   Even though the earthly father is not perfect, he may be a downright tyrant (the office is given to him by the Heavenly Father to serve Him in, who is perfect), there is a price to pay when you negate the father's/Father's authority, i.e., when you 'liberate' the child from the father's/Father's authority system, that is when you 'justify' your "self," i.e., your "lusting" after and "enjoying" the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' you desire, negating doing right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's will in the process. Since dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., "self" 'justification' elevates "human nature" over and therefore against the father's/Father's authority, thereby negating the father's/Father's authority in the thoughts and actions of children, men, and women, Hegel, sounding more like Karl Marx than Karl Marx himself (who was not yet born), stated: "On account of the absolute and natural oneness of the husband, the wife, and the child [their common "lust" for the pleasures of the world, including (and especially) their desire for approval from one another (affirmation)], where there is no antithesis [no "top-down," "right-wrong, "Mine, not yours" way of thinking and acting] of person to person or of subject to object, the surplus is not the property of one of them, since their indifference is not a formal or a legal one." (Hegel, System) Think about it.

   When the child's nature ("human nature") becomes the foundation for "rights," private convictions, private property, private business, inalienable rights, all fade away, with those in authority (children in adult bodies) having no guilty conscience in how they respond (what they do) to those who do not "co-operate," i.e., who make them "feel" bad, i.e., who get in their way—preventing them from having their way, i.e., enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment.' Capitalists, i.e., those who capitulate to authority—as a child capitulates the pleasures of the 'moment' in order to obey his parent's, doing their will instead of his, doing his best, as unto the Lord, being rewarded and rewarding others for doing good work, i.e., for doing "right and not wrong" (morality and competence being of issue)—mind their own business, recognizing, respecting, honoring, and protecting other peoples right of property, while Communists, i.e., the children of the world (of disobedience), i.e., those "of and for self"—as children insisting that whatever others say to them and do to them makes them "feel good," even when their work is done "badly," i.e., done wrong, being rewarded and rewarding others for bad work, even for not working (the way others think and act being of issue)—make everybody's business their business, thinking (and behaving as though) everything they see (everybody's property) is their property (describing most town councils and government departments, agencies, and institutions today).

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2017