Knights of Thermopylae Inn of Court is a Massachusetts non-profit organized by some attorneys who are outcastes to the modern secular religion that is the American legal system. The purpose of this Inn is to educate the non-lawyer working public on the reality of legal culture. The intend of this blog is to provide a forum for essays contemplating the existential reality of justice and seeking alternatives upon which to base the wordgames of law other than ‘justice’ because:
“There is no justice, in or out of court”. Clarence Darrow
As written elsewhere, in trying to contemplate and write about the general principles that govern such issues as law, it is not our goal to create an idiocracy or be ideologues by oversimplifying the problems of creating a workable social system for adjudicating disputes so as to avoid private violence and internal conflict among individuals or groups that would disrupt the viability of United States society or of any society. Our modern technological world is so very complicated that it is easy to forget the basic premises of human thought that have made us successful so far in beating the natural world’s will to kill us and wipe our societies from the universe. For example, mathematics is incredibly complicated, yet all of its incredibly convoluted rationally challenging complexity begins with one operation: addition. If you do not understand that 2 + 2 = 4, all of mathematics is worthless farce. Analogously, to freely operate in an open society, one must accept that “freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows” — Orwell’s 1984. Modern legal culture loves generating law libraries of verbiage to hide that 2 + 2 = 4. To be free in an open society, the non-law working public must see through and pass this verbiage. We can then go on to a more subtle contemplation of the nature of the concept of justice in a modern technological society.
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“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. … It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address.