Ethan Crouch has been vilified as an example of the entitled rich kid by people who are not rich kids. By pegging him into a group, one exaggerates the douchebaggery of other groups and fails to identify the douchebaggery of one’s own.
Adam Smith’s the Theory of Moral Sentiments explains how sympathy drives a society. If one does not put oneself in the position of another, conflict will intensify
The Lizard. Appeal to Reptilian Instinct to Survive. Not reason. Not success. Use their fear for your benefit. In 2009, David Ball and Don Keenan released a book titled, “Reptile: the 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution.” This book took the Plaintiff’s bar by storm. The book advises Plaintiff’s attorneys to appeal to the “reptilian”… Continue reading Politics and the Reptile: Tribalism and Politics of Fear and Hate