The question of dialectic is a source of great confusion, but one of my reasons for the critique is the way separate ‘dialects’ of the dialectic exist. People in parallel room, leftist, new age, or other, create an especially neurotic usage and semantics.
For example, the sequence of dialectic forms moves from affirmation to negation…But in the larger space, in other rooms, the meaning can be very different: the negation can represent the ‘denying force’ or more religiously, the element of ‘demonic’ opposition to the affirmation.
This cacophony of separate intrepretations in parallel rooms is an unconscious source of mixed metaphors. You can’t really extract