Carly Fiorina is one of the umpteen Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls. She presents herself as an independent thinker and Conservative, but her thinking process is highly suspect and scarred.
Moralmatters Reader, Mary Thompson relates:
With the media chorus tuning up including left and right to elevate Carly Fiorina to the main stage among the GOP candidates, it is more important than ever to know about her history here in Silicon Valley. She lets it be known that she was the first woman to head a global corporate company as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. What she doesn’t say is that she created havoc here in Silicon Valley, laid off 30,000 employees, and was ultimately fired. Conservatives should also be reminded that she was on the transition team when Arnold Swarzenegger became governor and was part of John McCain’s campaign in the 2006 presidential election.
But worse than all of the above, while CEO of H-P she gave a speech in Aspen, CO, August 19, 2001 at a Progress Freedom Foundation Summit. In that speech she said she admired Georg Wilhelm Frederic Hegel, and that she used his Hegelian Dialectical Process every day in decision making. Most of the attendees and a young reporter were reported in San Jose Mercury News as not knowing who Hegel was, so she explained the process as most know it. Create a thesis (idea), oppose it with an antithesis (opposite idea), to arrive at a synthesis (combination of thesis and antithesis) new idea. The synthesis then becomes the next “thesis” to be opposed by an “antithesis” to arrive at yet another “synthesis”.
The Dialectical Process is one of sinking sand, in which no fixed principles can exist. Her speech in Aspen is still available with a google search. Karl Marx was influenced by Hegel.
I wrote about the whole matter in my article published by www.newswithviews.com
Hegelian Dialectic On The Right – newswithviews.com
<<<<<<<<<<< What does the term,“Conservative” define in the political spectrum? Not much anymore. Is there such a thing as a Hegelian “Right”? The appointment of Carly Fiorina to the American Conservative Union’s Educational arm may reveal an answer. Her appointment caught this writer’s attention when it was reported in San Jose Mercury News, 9/29/13.
American Conservative Union Chairman, Al Cardenas, waxed eloquent about Carly Fiorina’s “conservative philosophy” saying, “It’s one thing to be a conservative among friends; it’s quite another to be an unapologetic public conservative in California.”
That description of a public unapologetic conservative in California doesn’t fit the Fiorina known here in Silicon Valley. The record shows no evidence of Fiorina Republicanism being aligned with the conservative wing of the GOP.
Related to the above:
- Think Concept, Concept, Concept – newswithviews.com
- Why American Government Is Politically And Morally Corrupt: Absence of Conceptual Absolutes – moralmatters.org
- Corrupt Government: Why? – moralmatters.org
- The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth – thechristianmessage.org
- Ultimate Truth – How are we to determine if we know the truth? – thechristianmessage.org
- Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures – thechristianmessage.org
Other Commentaries By Mary Thompson:
- Think Concept, Concept, Concept, 12-9-14
- A Look Into the “Edu-Shark Tank,” 4-8-14
- Hegelian Dialectic on the Right 10-10-13
- What Goes Around Comes Around, 7-17-13
- Digitizing Humanity in the Pipeline, 5-24-13
- Wrong Turn on the Road to School, 3-16-13
- Have You Checked Your Private School Choice Lately? 12-5-12
- Won’t Back Down, 10-15-12
“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”
“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”
[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel]
Pic source of the logo for the basis of the Hegelian Dialectial process: