"He's only a lad, you really can't blame him
Only a lad, society made him
Only a lad, he's our responsibility, oh oh oh
Only a lad, he really couldn't help it
Only a lad, he didn't want to do it
Only a lad, he's underprivileged and abused
Perhaps a little bit confused, oh oh oh..."
— Oingo Boingo, "Only A Lad"
"I've seen knights in armor panic at the first hint of battle. And I've seen the lowliest, unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright. It's defined by one's actions."
Dammit . . . Why am I such an ass? It's society's fault. I've been bamboozled by the system. The public schools dumbed me down! The media brainwashed me! The government surgically crafted stupidmantium onto my skeleton! Which doesn't change the fact that I'm an ass . . .
— Slick, Sinfest
It's not my fault that I'm so evil
It's society! Society!
You see, my parents were sometimes abusive
And it made a prick of me!
— Saddam Hussein, "I Can Change", South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut