by: Zena Crenshaw-Logal, J.D.
Hopefulness seems only to overcome anger and despair among most people enduring organized U.S. legal system abuse when they’re attracting related major media attention and/or superstar celebrity support. That apparent inclination undoubtedly relates to America’s legal system seeming dominated by influential lawyers whose influence doesn’t necessarily stem from their command of the law! In other words, justice has come to seem all about money and who you know. However, U.S. law and its historical premises have their own powerful implications — which explains why Gaslighting and other forms of intimidation as well as discrediting tactics and financial warfare are waged against disfavored U.S. litigants plus their advocates. The obvious goal is to curtail any and all articulations of relevant facts and applicable law likely to convince mainstream America of the civil and/or criminal liability of parties favored by the rich and powerful; America’s ruling class.
"(J)ustice has come to seem all about money and who you know. However, U.S. law and its historical premises have their own powerful implications."
It’s especially America’s intelligentsia that ethically challenged factions of the U.S. Legal Establishment don’t want reformers to persuade. Academics and other scholarly types are considered the grass-tops among grassroots advocates. And what makes them such a coveted audience? Combine their impressive educations and certifications with a charismatic spokesperson as well as major media exposure, and bam! You have talking heads quite capable of convincing the multitudes who never directly endured organized U.S. legal system abuse that those of us who actually have, somehow misperceived the experience. The tactic is tried and true in diluting whatever momentum that occasions substantial grassroots support.
Grass-tops . . . is a base of power that potentiates the proverbial power of numbers in western democracies.
In conclusion, while the masses (which includes all of us) are aroused by major media coverage and the entertainment industry’s finest, keep in mind that for our purposes, the tie-breaking crowd (comprised of law professors, scholarly legal practitioners, and political scientists) isn’t convening at concert halls or movie theaters. And their insights aren’t honed by television shows — probably not even documentaries. Of course, their professional societies have proven quite ethically compromised, but on an individual basis, even the most Stockholm Syndrome afflicted of these intellectuals recognize sound reasoning. It’s emotional as opposed to objective appeals that dissuade them, which is not to suggest they’re un-impacted by emotions or emotional considerations. Their professional endeavors are simply more swayed by logic. So, self-publish your analyses if necessary. By all means nurture and protect your objectivity. Do this, and you’ll "reach" the grass-tops in every sense of that term. They're a base of power that potentiates the proverbial power of numbers in western democracies.