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CNN and the Streisand Effect – How Doing Something Because You Can is Often Something You Knew You Shouldn’t Have

CNN put an unnecessary statement into its report. Like Streisand before, it is learning of blowback

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lawyers · Politics · society

Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms

There is power in victimhood.  It sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out.  The dynamics of a civil courtroom, where there is an injured Plaintiff seeking redress from injuries from one who caused an injury by appeal to a third party, are being seen on college campuses. In civil courtrooms, people are claiming emotional distress from… Continue reading Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms

fear · hate · lawyers · Politics · reptiles

Politics and the Reptile: Tribalism and Politics of Fear and Hate

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