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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:22 AM

4. Collective guilt, denial, and scapegoating. It's like Absolution of Sin, there's a

psychological need to revere the people we've destroyed and to assume that we've inherited their virtues and cleansed our own sins in the process. That's why we name our sports teams and attack helicopters after Native American tribes we've annihilated.

Read Rene Girard's, "Violence and the Sacred." You won't look at American History, mass culture, politics, government, wars and foreign policy the same way afterwards.

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