2006-07-16 - 10:17 p.m.
I think this is GREAT!
Now it might not be true that EVERYTHING I LEARNED I LEARNED IN KINDERGARDEN or however that saying goes, but as for social order and dispute resolution I think we adults sometimes forget some of the VERY LOGICAL and cut and dry ways to resolve disagreements THAT WE LEARNED IN FIRST OR SECOND GRADE-- and by THIRD GRADE IF WE WERE LATE BLOOMERS.
Here a judge REMINDS US OF THIS:
Now just IMAGINE what a favor it would be TO THE WHOLE WORLD if EVERY CUSTODY BATTLE, EVERY MARITAL ASSET DISPUTE DURING DIVORCE, OR EVERY DISAGREEMENT ABOUT A CONTRACT Was actually resolved this way!
I propose a new world order.
Shakespeare said "First kill all the lawyers",
JUST IMAGINE THE EFFICENCY AND PEACE WE WOULD HAVE IN THE WORLD....
Heck... it could be the solution to WORLD PEACE.
MAKE JIMMY CARTER THE ONE TO WITNESS IT
HE COULD GO TO THE GAZA STRIP AND RESOLVE ANY LAND DISPUTES THAT REMAIN BETWEEN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL
THE NEW WORLD ORDER BASED ON COMMON SENSE OF ONE SIDE HAVING TO RELINQUISH CONTROL TO THE OTHER WHEN BOTH DISAGREE.
Heck that is what happens in the end ANYWAY, but this is FASTER and it actually saves everyone the stress of ARGUING and prevents the FARCE that a third party decision maker can REALLY BE OBJECTIVE IN THE END. It could save us from the farce of a judicial system that PRUPORTS TO BE FAIR when we all really know that ultimately decisions are made arbitrarily and capriciously in the name of "justice" ALL THE TIME.
To me it seems to be MOST FAIR to play a game of CHANCE like ROCK PAPER SCISSORS where the odds of winning are in fact EQUAL for each player and neither can be given advantage based on anything at all - as in who has more money and resources, or who is SMARTER, or who is BETTER LOOKING or who SMELLS BETTER... or who looks FAMILIAR and therefore seems more trustworthy as although someone may not realize it but the person looks like their Aunt... or cousin... or seems untrustworthy because they resemble an evil boss... etc... etc... All those SUBJECTIVE but often UNCONSIOUS things which affect someone's DECISION of who to place confidence in. I haven't read the book BLINK yet but I think it a fascinating social theory that within seconds of first meeting a person most people have UNCONSIOUSLY decidedly MADE SOME JUDGEMENT about that person which WILL NOT CHANGE BASED ON FURTHER EXPERIENCE.