Tag Archives: scapegoating

Projecting (Double OpEd?)

Nebraska’s weather has finally started to be conducive to outdoors walking. With that in mind, my old friend Jorge said he had been cooped up in his truck all day and wanted to go for a stroll to Johnson Park … Continue reading

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To Scapegoat

If we observe social structures, it seems that most of them have sacrificial characters. In the modern era, the scapegoat is the person or subculture that is conjured up to bear the blame for the shortcomings of everyone else. In … Continue reading

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Events Don’t Know And Don’t Care

It’s time for another chance to rant. In the wake of major disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes, and so forth, some guardians of the public’s morality will claim that the cause of the disasters is that the nation “condones” gay people, … Continue reading

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Moral Panic

Do we realize that moral panics threaten our way of life and many of our civil rights?  Has society given much thought to this problem?  Do we realize how much we all contribute to moral panics and witch-hunts? First of … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Power

In nearly every nation, people are brought up in a culture of power and struggle. We are taught to put forth effort to subdue our inner nature. We must make ourselves useful for those who need to use us. Most of us end … Continue reading

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