Scapegoating, and the Innocent Scapegoat

Sunday, January 15th 2023

One way to understand ‘Identity Politics’ and ‘Woke’ ideology is to appreciate the age-old human tendency to deal with guilt and transgressions by scapegoating. Scapegoating involves assigning blame to someone else. It is pointing the finger at an individual or a group and convincing oth- ers that they are what’s wrong with the world. If we can convince others that we have accurately called out the source of evil, we feel a sense of innocence for having done so. The term today for this is ‘Virtue Signaling’. And in Woke Ideology today the blame for everything goes to white, cisgendered, heterosexual males. We are pretty much what is wrong with the word ...

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