Conflict Urban Dictionary: Nadering

Nader (origin: US Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader 2000 election)
1.Verb Transitive: a.To Nader (an election): to divide the progressive forces and thereby ensure the election of a catastrophically awful candidate, who stands for the polar opposite of what you support.b. Voting to achieve this result. c. To set the pre-conditions for a disastrous war, the opposite of what you wanted.
2. Verb Intransitive: To Nader: to take an egotistical pseudo-principled kamikaze stand that furthers everything you hate and then deny that is what you did, blaming everyone else.                                                                                                                                                           3. Noun: A Nader a. a person who Naders b. the downward path followed by the supporters of a Nader aka the road to hell that is lined with good intentions.
See also: Nader Blind Spot: an ignorance of history thereby guaranteeing its repetition though this time as farce. (Karl Marx refers)


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I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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