Dean Gotcher

"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) Emphasis (underline) added.

  Wrong is not "badly." You can be put in jail for doing wrong (and not right) according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth, not for doing "badly." It is how socialists, liberals, globalists, communists, Marxists (all being the same), using dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning,' i.e., Hegel's formula ('justifying' themselves before one another) are able to rule the world without being held accountable for doing wrong (at least in their mind).
   Change how we communicate with one another from the preaching of commands and rules to be obeyed, the teaching of facts and truth to be accepted as is by faith, and the discussing of any differences, questions, or disagreements we have (at the one in authority's discretion), holding everybody accountable to doing right and not wrong to the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus and the world is 'changed.'  Democracy, socialism, communism, liberalist, globalism are all the same, only varying in how fast you are moving to totalitarianism, where those in leadership never do anything wrong, only badly, 'liberating' themselves from accountability.
   The guilty conscience works off the word "wrong." The so called super-ego, "badly."
   Tell a liberal he is wrong and he will accuse you of being hateful (hurting his "feelings"), prejudiced, a lower order thinker, maladjusted, unadaptable to 'change,' not a team player, phobic, etc.,. If he admits he is wrong, he is no longer a liberal. To admit he is wrong would destroy his view of himself and the world. This is why 'liberals' will shout you down (and try to destroy you by any means possible) if they can not get you to dialogue with them—when you insist upon preaching, teaching, discussing commands, rules, facts, and truth to them (pointing out where they are wrong) instead of sharing your "feelings" and "thoughts," i.e., opinion of the 'moment' (pointing out where they are doing their job "badly," just needing to do it better—no guilty conscience there). It is in dialogue, where the word wrong can not be used (except in the form of an opinion, i.e., "you just don't understand"), that belief is treated as an opinion and facts and truth are treated as a theory, i.e., subject to 'change,' i.e., subject to the 'liberals' "feelings," i.e., his "felt needs," i.e., his carnal desires of the 'moment.'
   Add "I feel" or "I think" to the Word of God and it is no longer the Word of God, to be preached, taught, and discussed. It is your opinion of the Word of God. Your opinion of it makes it null and void, but you important in others eyes. To come between others and the Word of God, making them depended upon you, i.e., your opinion of it is wrong. "Miserable Christians, whose words and faith still depend on the interpretations of men and who expect clarification from them! This is frivolous and ungodly. The Scriptures are common to all, and are clear enough in respect to what is necessary for salvation and are also obscure enough for inquiring minds. . . let us reject the word of man." (Martin Luther, Luther's Works. V. 32, p. 217)

"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Proverbs 16:25

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2018