Sunday, March 18, 2018

How Immoral Behavior Becomes Common

Immoral behavior, whether it be killing innocents in war, genocide, discrimination against people of a certain skin color, gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation as well lawyers lying in court, institutions acting corruptly, or law enforcement officials protecting criminals has always fascinated me. How are people able to preform such horrible actions?

I remember hearing about an Iraqi-American who was being tortured while detained in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. She said her torturer paused for a bit to take a call from his wife. In a perfectly normal, even touching conversation they discussed plans for their daughter's upcoming birthday party. When he was done with the call, he resumed his torturing. 

Maybe the reason is that behavior is considered more moral the more common it is as a Swedish study has recently found.
Altruistic behaviour was considered more morally right than selfish, but both behaviours were judged to be more moral and less deserving of penalty if the majority exhibited them than if they were uncommon.
I suspect most people like to think that if they lived in 1930s Germany they would not have been an avid supporter of Hitler. They would not be the ones in the death camps killing innocent men, women and children. Maybe everyone should examine their present actions a bit more closely.

The core reason that immoral and criminal actions are so common in family court and why the perpetrators are able to get away with such horrible acts and crimes, is that these actions are common, even normal. They are ubiquitous.  It is just the way the system works as has been stated to me many times. It is time for the system to change.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Critical Thinking And Good Judgement

I have often told my children that the greatest value of education is that it improves judgment.

Yet many people who are educated have poor judgment. How can this be? The key I believe is critical thinking. Especially self-aware critical thinking.

So what is critical thinking? In essence it is thinking rationally in all aspects.  Especially about your own thoughts and actions. Some would call it mindfulness but it is more than that. It is mindfulness grounded in reality. Perhaps it is easier to look at a few examples of not thinking critically.

  • Being convinced an unknown light in the sky is an alien spaceship. 
  • Believing a squeak in your house is ghost/fairy/poltergeist/gremlin/leprechaun.
  • Believing you have superhero powers and if you just concentrate hard enough you can move objects. Like a Jedi.
  • Committing perjury in court like Spring did, yet maintaining that you are a good person and not a criminal. 
  • Blatantly breaking the Lawyers Code of Professional Conduct and the law as Nelly Wince did yet believing that you are moral person and upright lawyer. 
  • Being responsible for disciplining attorneys who break the Lawyers Code of Professional Conduct as the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board (LPRB) is, yet mostly doing the exact opposite - shielding lawyers from the consequences of their unethical and criminal actions. 
  • Knowingly providing false information in order to cover up a crime as County Attorney Bennie Sonsang did. 
Now possibly Spring, Nelly Wince, the LPRB and Bennie Sonsang do think critically and know their actions are abhorrent and criminal but I really doubt it. I think they, like most people who do bad things, mentally avoid thinking critically about their actions. They live delusional lives. 

This delusional thinking is the root cause of nearly all bad things humans do to each other. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Alimony and Child Abandonment

One of the strange consequences of alimony is that it often allows a parent to effectively get away with child abandonment. 

In Minnesota parental rights can be terminated when:
"the parent has substantially, continuously, or repeatedly refused or neglected to comply with the duties imposed upon that parent by the parent and child relationship, including but not limited to providing the child with necessary food, clothing, shelter, education, and other care and control necessary for the child's physical, mental, or emotional health and development, if the parent is physically and financially able"
Now in my case Spring after the divorce (actually before but legally our monies were pooled then) not only never provided a single dime of her income to support the children but actually reduced my ability to provide for them due to her receiving alimony. This despite the substantial amount of money and property she received from her divorce of me and the fact the employment evaluation determined she could make just as much money as me.

If she had done this while single or a widow the court would have taken the children away from her for child abandonment. Now I highly doubt that would have happened because I think, or at least hope, she would have not abandoned the children in such a situation. I think she would have acted in at least a minimally responsible manner. Quite possibly more than minimally.  Indeed, she might have even become a good person not only for the children but for society as a whole.

Responsibility is one of the things that tends to build on itself. If you do the right thing, even if  only because you have little choice, it tends to  build over time. Responsibility is really a learned self-reinforcing behavior. Sadly so is irresponsibility. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Real Reason I Loath Corruption

Spring's divorce of me has taught me many things. I learned that she has no problem committing perjury and fraud. I learned that receiving  money from me is worth more than her self-dignity or relationship with the children.

Even more distributing I learned that lawyers such as Nelly Wince commit crimes, crimes which devastate innocent people including many children, as a normal part of their careers.

I leaned that institutions such as the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, whose very existence is designed to ensure lawyers not only act within the law but in accordance with the Lawyers Code of Professional Conduct operate in a way which is nearly exactly the opposite. They protect lawyers from the consequences of their inappropriate and illegal actions. Indeed, according to their own published statistics they virtually never discipline a lawyer unless the lawyer has already been convinced of a crime. Amazingly they have not been able to provide me a single example where they disciplined a divorce lawyer for lying in court. Ever. As a consequence, it is widely known that many divorce lawyers encourage their clients to commit perjury as well as regularly lie and commit fraud themselves. In practice many lawyers seem to use ethical oath as a reverse guide to figure out the best strategies for illegal and unethical behavior.

I learned that many judges, county attorneys, mediators and others regularly act in ways which are quite simply abhorrent.

The consequences of all this are enormous. Innocents are hurt and die. Our economy is negatively affected. And probably worst of all humanity itself is tarnished.  It is depressing that we as humans can act like this. If evil exists, this is it.

Yet ironically, despite all this, I am an optimist. It is absolutely irritating to me that I have to be the person who has to point all this out. This is not what I want to do. What I want is to focus on much bigger issues. I am most interested in the long future of humanity.

I do not really want to write about corruption in the divorce industry. I want to write about how humanity is going to survive and prosper. How we will evolve as a species. How we will expand beyond our home planet. I have had letters published in both Wired and Scientific American on this subject.

I imagine all those corrupt people operating in the divorce industry can't even imagine why this would be important because they have an inability to care about anything but themselves. They have no vision because they care only for themselves. They have lost their souls.

I hope really hope that there are enough people who do care, care for more than just themselves, for our species to survive.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

No One is All Good or Bad

On a long flight the other week, I watched the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which is up for an Oscar and I can see why.  It is an amazing film.

What strikes me most is that all the main characters are bad. They do terrible, sometimes horrendous things. But event the worst of them is also at times and in some ways good. Exploring this dichotomy is what makes the movie so great. And the ending, which I won't give away, is not some trite it all works out in the end if we just love each other feel good message.

Given all the unethical and criminal actions committed against me and my children it is easy to view the perpetrators not as people who did bad things but as as bad people. And not just bad but wholly evil. I know that is not the case. Spring, Nelly Wince, Judge Mearly,  and others who committed such horrible acts against me and almost without question agaisnt many others as well, are not 100% evil. No doubt they have family and friends that they like and who like them. No doubt they have done good things as well.

It is good remember sometimes that people are complicated. Good and evil are a range, with no one sitting entirely at one end all the time. Even Jeffery Dahmer had friends who liked him.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Robin Williams Suicide Led To 1,841 Additional Deaths

Robin Williams suicide in 2014 led to an temporary increase in the suicide rate of almost 10%. That's 1,841 additional deaths, of which 1,398 were men.

There has been a lot of speculation as to what caused Williams to hang himself. His wife said it was Lewy body dementia. Others have pointed out that the crippling alimony payments he was making combined with his increasing inability to work due to his illness was the real reason he took his own life.

Alimony, more often than not, is awarded not for need but as a result of successful criminal fraud. Often, as with my case, blatant criminal fraud. People become trapped by it. They work and work and then one day, due to the economy or illness, like in Robin Williams case, or even just old age, they cannot make as much money as before. So they kill themselves so that their loved ones at least get something before they die. You could not design a better program to promote suicide.

The unfortunate thing is that there is a cascading effect with suicides. The more famous you are the larger the effect tends to be but in aggregate the effect is greater with suicides of the non-famous because there are so many more.

Robin Williams suicide, which likely would never have happened if the court and not awarded alimony to his ex-wives, led to an additional 1,841 deaths. But suicides due to the burden of alimony happen every day.  And those suicides likewise lead to other suicides. Every day. This will go on a long as family courts rule unjustly and with impunity.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fighting Judicial Corruption

I ran across an very interesting article on how to fight judicial and government corruption. It is basically a game plan for dealing with corruption in the courtroom.
  • Part 1 in this series is "Go in with Your Eyes Open."
  • Part 2 in this series is "Fire Your Attorney." 
  • Part 3 in this series is "Establish a Support Network."Always abide by the Rules
  • Part 4 in this series is "Know How Judges Commit Crimes."
  • Part 5 in this series is "Document Everything -- Take Notes -- Put it in Writing."
  • Part 6 in this series is "Always abide by the Rules." 
  • Part 7 in this series is "Prepare Everything Very Carefully."
  • Part 8 in this series is "Get Your Facts and Evidence Together."
  • Part 9 in this series is "Get Help from Others."
  • Part 10 in this series is "Take Advantage of Every Opportunity to Generate Proof of Corruption."
  • Part 11 in this series is "File Motions for Conferences and Hearings"
  • Part 12 in this series is "Always have Witnesses at Hearings"
  • Part 13 in this series is "Check the Orders in Your Case"
  • Part 14 in this series is "Put your Proof on a Website"
  • Part 15 in this series is "Appeal Early and Often"
  • Part 16 in this series is "File Criminal Charges with the District Attorney and U.S. Attorney"
  • Part 17 in this series is "File Motions for Recusal"

Great advice. There really isn't anything I disagree with but unfortunately my life is so busy I have not done all the steps. For example, rather than filing criminal charges I have simply mailed complaints to the FBI.

It is good to know I am not alone.