Proverbs 26:17 English Standard Version (ESV)
Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Our Decisions usually determine our Outcomes as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. Many, if not most, of our decisions are made ahead of time. When we make the same decision repeatedly over time, that is obviously the case. If we have made bad decisions ahead of time, the likelihood we WON’T select that decision from our list of options is minuscule.
As the Appeals Court noted in its Decision on the case:
Appellant discussed [in his sentencing statement] three different occasions in which he “interjected [himself] into a circumstance which could have caused [his] death to save others.”
If the Boyd’s OODA Process applies anywhere in the tactical decision-making context, the predispositions of ‘Genetic Heritage’ and ‘Cultural Traditions’ in the Orient Phase must be considered. Those two components are key in determining whether we will make the correct decisions in real time.
The terms Heritage and Traditions indicate we are most likely dealing with subconscious processes in that context. It’s especially important to note that the Legal system is, at best, only peripherally interested in Heritage and Traditions. While heroism is sometimes applauded in the media and politics, it generally isn’t in the courts. As Lieutenant Seymour said in Billy Budd:
we do not deal with justice here, but with the law.