Last night I had looked into the heart of darkness, and the sight had terrified me. What part should I play in the great purification? Most likely that of the Biblical scapegoat.
"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.”rod serling
My poor scapegoat, I almost love you but would have cast, I know, the stones of silence.
For most countries, serving the UN's objectives has never seemed worth even the smallest of risks. Member nations do not want a large, reputable, strong and independent United Nations, no matter their hypocritical pronouncements otherwise. What they want is a weak, beholden, indebted scapegoat of an organization, which they can blame for their failures or steal victories from.roméo dallaire
The scapegoat upon whom the sins of the people are periodically laid, may also be a human being.james frazer
The homosexual is a scapegoat who evokes no sympathy. Hence, he can only be a victim, never a martyr.thomas szasz
Microsoft is an easy target, but it's a scapegoat, not the real source of difficulty.