There is no such thing as conscious scapegoating....
The main purpose of PC thinking, which is a perversion, is not to defend victims but to make victims once again by accusing certain people of being victimizers.
(edited from an interview with Rene Girard, Dept of French, UCLA, 1996)
Because of the vulnerability and uniqueness of the victims, the aggressors (the "majority") more readily perceive them as people who should be victimized, since humans consistently seem to assign guilt to people who are different.
(From Rene Girard's Theory of Violence, Religion and the Scapegoat by Jeramy Townsley,Dec 2003)
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Wednesday, May 03, 2006