Someone described the profession of law as “finding out where money is changing hands and going there.”
The more money that changes hands in litigation, the bigger the legal profession will be.
One statement I keep trying to correct is “Justice is for sale.” This means that the bovine mind repeating this cliché is incapable of realizing that acquittal is not justice. Acquittal is certainly for sale, and the mindless creeps repeating this crap assume that they, being black or innocent kids or whatever, deserve acquittal.
This tells you all about where they are coming from, but it also shows they have no interest whatsoever in justice.
There is not the slightest bit of evidence that the student-teacher ratio, the better the education. It is true that richer schools have genetically smarter kids in them and their ratio is lower. But closer studies have not shown any other relationship.
Home study does not show that fewer students make them better, but that teachers who care and who have been out in the world do a better job of teaching than what the education bureaucracy puts out in its factories. Having one Mommy Professor product per five is the same as having thirty per standardized Mommy Professor product.
Every bureaucracy wants people to believe that the more they spend on it the better product they will get. Everybody in any bureaucracy will tell you that.
Try to truly put yourself in my place. What if ten educated guys were standing around you and you said, “Well, naturally the car dealer wants the customer to buy a more expensive car.”
And everybody looked at you with total, cowlike incomprehension. How would you feel? How would you like to have explain that kind of point every day of the week?
Every day of the week I get a cowlike stare when I explain that JUSTICE is not for sale or when I have to explain why Mommy Professors think that Marxists are right that Idealists and Intellectuals should take over the world, be our ruling class, in the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Every now and then a commentator will extend this reasoning. But usually I get another Learned Discussion of Larger Implications. But this is not a loss. I get better thought and commentary than anyone else I know of, and certainly more original.
But a good teacher is never satisfied. When I wear out will there be NOBODY to slap together Point A and Point B in plain English?
It was a cold feeling to be the only one to laugh. When the professor read the Soviet Constitution declaring it a land of Workers, peasants, soldiers and intellectuals” I was the only one who got the joke: “We have a land where Tom does the work, Bill goes out and fights, John raises the crops, and we will sit and tell them all what to do.”
There have been many times when a wide-eyed prof has said something like, “And the dealers always want to sell the most expensive cars.” It took the form of “professors tend to be politically left,” but it’s the same thing. I don’t laugh anymore.
It’s too creepy
So when the courts decide that more and more lawyers mean more and more justice, I don‘t even giggle. This is getting pathologically serious. The same person who says “Follow the money” everywhere else completely forgets it when an education study shows that people with more school years tend to make more money and then attributes the extra money to the education.
No one makes the obvious connections, much less laughs at all those missing the connection.
No, I’m afraid it’s not so funny any more.