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On Scapegoats by Commenter Nutella

Robert Rauschenberg. Monogram, 1955–59. Oil, paper, fabric, printed reproductions, metal, wood, rubber shoe-heel, and tennis ball on two conjoined canvases with oil on taxidermied Angora goat with brass plaque and rubber tire on a wood platform mounted on four casters

Humans can’t solve their societal problems without killing scapegoats. This goes back to the dawn of time. It’s our Coping Mechanism. After a bit of communal bloodletting, we all have a nice post-coital cigarette and return to Normal. Either you know your history and your basics of humans 101 and you get this or you don’t.

Scapegoats need to be discernible outsiders (for some definition of Outsider) upon whom all the psychological burdens of the community can be laid… and then you drive out and/or kill the scapegoat.

One problem I didn’t mention in the previous comment is that in an age of Mass Media and Mass Man this can be problematic: See the War Between the States. Or certain other unpleasantnesses more recent. The killing of scapegoats can get a trifle out of hand and go on for a bit too long.

In the Current Year, illegal and impossible to let off societal stress on the traditional Old Favourites (can’t type the word or Bad Things Will Happen) who can no longer be named.

In fact, if you open your eyes and look around you you’ll notice that WE (White Men) are the Designated Scapegoats of the Regime now. The problem with this is that you can’t scapegoat your productive fraction of society and expect things to work out well. Also, Regime Scapegoating of White Men is the subconscious of a tiny Alien ruling class festering away but it doesn’t gel properly with the very different hopes and fears of the still vast numbers of Legacy Americans (you.).

There’s also the fact that Ordinary Americans feel the terrible stresses building up in society and feel a compelling urge to strike out because doing so is what humans do. We’re coded for it. But the Old Outlets for doing so are now illegal and thanks to post-1945 brainwashing and shuffling/replacement of elites, Unthinkable. So all that’s left is to strike out wildly at Foreigners Over There: Russians, Chinese, Iranians, Muzzies in general. And your rulers will encourage this because if anyone should be getting the Scapegoat Public Square Immolation treatment it is your rulers.

It’s not rocket science. The West was built on grit, determination, Christianity, and an occasional pogrom to let off any excess steam. Ain’t none of those factors or options left in a serviceable state in 2022, so I put my money on Normie being easily whipped up into a foreign adventure. The problem is that the USA’s internal stresses are now too big for a small foreign adventure to suffice. It will need to be a Big Foreign Adventure. And the Big Foreigners have many deliverable nukes and don’t have Trannie Admirals. Problematic.

The parsimonious solution would be to hurry up and have your Civil War II and kill plenty of each other. Butcher’s bill will be big but likely smaller than if try to dodge it by taking on the Chinese or Russians (or maybe even Iranians).

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From a comment to The Sacrifice and the Reckoning: The Event (An August 6th prophecy from 2004)

The ScapegoatWilliam Holman Hunt, 1854–1856, Oil on canvas

Gerard Van der Leun // 1692 Mangrove Ave Apt: 379
Chico, CA 95926

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  • pbird August 7, 2022, 3:03 PM

    Speaking of goats, look what I found by round about methods from 2016.

  • Foo August 7, 2022, 3:17 PM

    Gone Galt…here, and off the social media…
    With a couple exceptions as here, lets call then FOPs…”one if by land…”

    I’m ready, resolved, relaxed, family resilient as can be…sitting back enjoying this last golden summer…

    The New Jacobins of Progressive Social Democracy OneWorld Green ObamaBLMarxist and Antifa TranziNaziGroomers plus LatinX are finding they have become their own scapegoat(s) as the Lefts intertribal autophagia continues, and those few waking up from cognitive dissonance/ who can think do depart their dysfunctional village.

    To the barricades!
    Faster please MOAR popcorn.

    History repeats.

  • Dirk August 7, 2022, 6:12 PM

    Foo this don’t happen until China says it does. Russia is a non starter. Got their dicks plugging dam cracks all while taking major ass whooping from the UKS.

    Na the wise man’s focused on the obvious enemy, The United States Govt.

    I see the Dems err the communist just passed the latest 40 billion dollar nonsense. Isn’t it obvious where the majority of the money goes right into their super pacs.

  • Dan Patterson August 7, 2022, 6:23 PM

    That was a very clear observation on human nature – we humans can either find the root of the problem and address it, or a convenient associated noun or verb and address that instead. One attraction to attacking the scapegoat instead of the root, is the poorly positioned sources for representation, if they exist at all. Any support for the an assigned enemy is quickly shouted down and if not subdued is placed in the camp of, not just an opposing view but the enemy, just ask anyone objecting to the Iraq war and occupation, or a male supporting the protection of the unborn.

    And it happens on a personal playing field as well as a national one. Get in a discussion with a close friend or intimate about a subject you two do not agree on; instead of a rational and logical point-counter-point does the discussion devolve into heated broad-stroke assignment of “camps” or “(X)-wing talking points”? If you’re lucky the opponent will decide you are not worthy of wasting their time and toss the playing board to the ground, and strut arrogantly away. My experience is exactly that most of the time, so it is less damaging to retreat and disengage.

    It is that retreat and disengagement that is the trouble, I suppose. Doing that gives ground and moves the front lines closer to the enemy’s objective. And it is that point at which I disagree with the learned author of this piece: Yes it is likely the normies will be whipped into a lather to vent their spleens at a foreign throne, but that is less effective now than in the past. The Ukraine mess, for example is far too grey to fall in to the narrative; too many crimes from Uke and some justification from the Russkies. The Myth of the Noble Savage, too, is long in the tooth, and stirring additional outrage about this tribe against that one because of unjust modern oppression does not pass the smoke test.

    The people like me that once backed away must now speak, and clearly. The enemy is not a scapegoat but a trojan horse. The enemy bent on our destruction, and making extraordinary gains toward our extinction, is our own government, local, state, and national. The enemy.

    Read the Constitution and founding documents, diaries, newspapers, and pamphlets of the late 1700s and up to the mid-1800s. There is clear direction for independent thought and action, and clear protections against scapegoats created to distract and deflect. If that sounds too much like either the Russian Revolution against the Czars, or the American Revolution against The Crown, so be it.

  • ghostsniper August 7, 2022, 6:31 PM

    The US neocons turn Israel to glass, in part, and do it in such a way that Iran takes the rap (scapegoat). Therefore the neocons are justified in heroically destroying Iran. It’s 911 all over again cept this time it’s Iran rather than Iraq. How many times in a row can you fall for the same hand of sleight? A <80 population will fall for it every time.

  • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 6:40 PM

    For the commentator who said ‘Learned’, I’m not. I’m just a mental scrapbooker and flibbertigibbet. Tending more to towards the Gibbet Than the Flibber (whatever that is, but I’m sure I must have one buried in my odds bins) these days. Picked up most of this from Peter Thiel and Eric Weinstein (of all people, both of them). Thiel is big on René Girard and Mimesis.

    I think his theory of Mimesis is a compelling model although obviously not something that is falsifiable. Could just be that I’m a misanthropist and pick models which fit me. That aside, I find the most parsimonious models of human and more especially societal (i.e. large groups of humans) to be the most unflattering ones — to us all.

  • ThisIsNotNutella August 7, 2022, 7:01 PM

    Goat Curry is believed to be aphrodisiac in Indonesia (and I guess likely also in Malaysia).

    I tried it once in Jakarta.

    Came down with bad case of Giardiasis before I could put it to the test. Pretty sure the Goat wasn’t to blame.

  • Nori August 7, 2022, 8:18 PM

    Curious about what defines this “normie” person. What is normal anymore?
    Seems that normal,like truth,has been obliterated by our fetid ruling class.

    Goat curry,hmm. Try the Chupacabra Tacos,more fitting for end times.
    Don’t forget the Imodium for the bug-out bag.

    • ghostsniper August 8, 2022, 6:31 AM

      Nori axed: “What is normal anymore?”
      Like art and pr0n, “I know it when I see it.”

      As far as I’m concerned, the misfits do not get to redefine words or anything else.
      Everything already has a name or meaning and frankly, there just isn’t any room at the inn for silly nonsense.

      I refuse to use “modern” word abusage.
      Words like gay, woke, homo, etc. still mean what they always have.

      The abuse of words is like the abuse of foundation when immigrants and others refuse to assimilate into the fiber of the country. No good can come from it and all Patriots need to refuse it outright. Diversity, as the misfits define it, is never a good thing.

  • arcs August 8, 2022, 5:56 AM

    TinN hits with no intention on a very large part of the root of The American Problem. Rulers. The US didn’t have rulers before 2008.

  • Flannelputz August 8, 2022, 7:07 AM

    Dan Patterson.
    You nailed it. Especially paragraph #2.
    My experience exactly.

  • ghostsniper August 8, 2022, 7:20 AM

    “Double the size of the IRS in order to amp up harassment of the party’s political adversaries? I’ll tell you why that won’t work out as planned: The IRS will get 85,000 “diversity, inclusion, and equity” hires, meaning new dimensions in institutional incompetence and torpor.”

    More here: https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/the-sickening-quickening/

  • Dirk August 8, 2022, 9:41 AM

    Tic Toc!

  • jiminalaska August 8, 2022, 10:01 AM

    Mask up.
    Take your jabs.
    Eat your crickets.
    Maintain your antisocial distance.
    Whatever they say, obey.

    All else is goats to be saped….