Be it personal, political, or otherwise. Scapegoating erodes through a lack of accountability.
via Megge Hill Fitz-Randolph @ suite.io
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According to Sir James Frazer’s turn of the century classic, The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion, scapegoating has existed in every culture since the earliest times. Animals such as goats, snakes, and lizards as well as human beings were used to carry the village sins away from the community.
Either through sacrifice or banishment, the chosen victim carried the guilt and blame for the entire population. The perpetrator’s story is slightly different, however.
Historically what was chosen to carry the sins could be animal, vegetable or mineral.