Pascal's Due Process Wager a bit of time for arts due process ...
speeds up inevitable due process victory!!

In Pascal's Wager, the premise was why not believe in a higher being as the time spent (church, prayer, etc.) is minimal compared to the cost of eternal damnation? 

In that case, your actions were not known to actually influence your fate, they were just checkpoints if the higher being counted attendance somewhat akin to Grantland Rice's :

"For when the One Great Scorer comes.
To mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost
But HOW you played the Game."

A Due Process Wager follows a slightly different tack.   The time spent to ensure a Brooklyn Theatre due process, if due process still truly exists, is trivial compared to the value to society of a successful application of due process, AKA Notice and Opportunity to be Heard, with a cultural collateral impact of allowing a Brooklyn Theatre to rise like a Phoenix.  It would also send a signal to that due process is a thing still, even in the BK.

The minimal time spent produces some substantial upsides:

  • DUE PROCESS is re-affirmed/re-instituted in Brooklyn, NY, returning to existence a venue that has showcased the likes of Fiona Apple, Jose Gonzalez, Vernon Reid, Amanda Palmer, Yo la Tengo, moby dick: the sermon, project: ground control,  Josh Walden's All is Full of Love, Brooklyn Repertory Opera Company's  Fidelio, 31BondA Charlie Brown Christmas, rocky: the musical and a growing list of others.
  • Helpers, AKA Due Process Warriors, vote via to assist in re-programming the Brooklyn Lyceum by garnering votes via fighting the JafoMaru.  
  • Those VOTES can be temporarily proxied, permanently re-assigned or traded in for Lyceum Staff time spent on one of an evolving list of Not-for-Profits and causes.
  • NOTE: once the lyceum fate is assured, we will work to take on other just due process battles.


  • Read up on a few straightforward rules/concepts the court system is premised upon.
  • Review a few controlling decisions regarding those concepts.
  • Review 6+/- items on a certified court docket (one or two line descriptions of papers filed).
  • Review certified copies of a few documents on that certified docket list.
    • Note facts sworn to or sworn facts a decision (by Judge Donald Scott Kurtz, up for re-election November 5, 2019) is premised upon.
    • Note the Plaintiff never served any papers on the defendant's attorney.
    • Note the papers served, no matter whom was served,  noticed in March of 2011 for all to appear in April of 2001.
    • Note that the Plaintiff has sworn to two contradictory things, that the Lyceum never appeared, and, when that non-appearance became a problem,  that the Lyceum appeared by way of attorney.
  • Listen to a few snippets of court hearings/oral arguments to hear that jurisdictional arguments were raised.
  • Review some short (1-3 page) decisions by Judge Reinaldo Rivera (up for reelection November 5, 2019) noting whether or not the jurisdictional arguments were even addressed.
  • Review date-time stamps on two documents to note whether a court found that October 26, 2012 came before October 19, 2012.
  • Review a notice of motion that notices all in March of 2011 to appear in April of 2001.


  • Print and sign affidavits related to some combination of the above facts.


  • You get Brooklyn Lyceum re-programming votes for each affidavit sent to us as long as they pass simple rules of format and content.
  • You get more votes each time we use that affidavit.
  • You get even more votes if you appear (a watched judiciary more often does its job) at critical junctures going forward.
  • Voting begins as soon as the Lyceum case gets due process  (votes vest upon receipt of 1st affidavit).


  • who crossed the Lyceum threshold in the past by way of working, performing, renting or designing things at the Brooklyn Lyceum get additional votes that vest upon that person's or that entity's first affidavit.