Quotes / The Scapegoat

"How do men deal with fear? They seek reassurance... and scapegoats. The Church of the Eternal Fire understands this perfectly. And so it promises to improve the lives of its flock by pointing out the guilty. Who started the war? Who profits from it? Why, it's obvious - mages, elves, dwarves. In a word, any and all deviants."
Ambassador var Attre, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

"We must blame them and cause a fuss
Before somebody thinks of blaming us"

With the chaos resulting from the Meteor reports, we desperately need to rally public support... it's better that we punish somebody, anybody.
Scarlet, Final Fantasy VII

"Tiberias knows more than a Christian SHOULD about Salahadin's intentions!"
Guy De Lusignan - Kingdom of Heaven

Bob Budiansky didnít initiate the clone saga — he inherited it. And I know he came into the situation feeling very uncomfortable about what was planned for the future. He wanted to resolve everything in the best way possible, but the whole thing just spiraled out of control and he didnít know quite how to deal with it.
Editor/Writer Glenn Greenberg on layoffs triggered by the The Clone Saga

I am your standard dickhead sports fan in that any time my team loses, I will seek out a reason for that loss. I want one person or thing to blame for the end result. The coach is a moron. The quarterback sucks. We didn't run the ball enough. We didn't pass the ball enough. 'We just got beat by a better team,' etc. I always want there to be a bulletproof rationale for why my team looked like shit out there. And if you are a turd like Gregg Easterbrook, you can take it a step further and ascribe that loss to some kind of personal failing. The players didn't tackle well, so they are lazy. The coach called bad plays, so he is not a sophisticated thinker. The team punted from its own 45, so THE FOOTBALL GODS WERE DISRESPECTED. Shit like that.

Two years ago, 53-year-old Fred Ettish decided he had had enough of this shit. He wanted to get back in the cage and avenge his loss. At age 53, that would be crazy, right? Kind of, but Fred's problem was never a lack of balls. He signed to fight a kid named Kyle Fletcher in Brainerd, Minnesota. Ettish wanted revenge on an entire sport, and poor Kyle Fletcher just became the face for it.

No, you donít have to check to see if Phylicia Rashad has been taking hacking classes at The Learning Annex. Apparently, the hacking had nothing to do with the Cosby story. The alleged hacker told The Daily Dot that he hacked New York Magazineís website, because the magazine is named after the city where he had a shitty vacation. He claims he hasnít even seen the cover. I guess ďhacking a website that is named after the thing you hateĒ is the new ďleaving a bad Yelp review.ď

Brian: "Maybe nobody's the victim. Maybe we're just victimizing ourselves to avoid bettering ourselves. We keep looking for somebody to blame, but it's us. We're the monsters."
Nick: "Or...is it the liberal media?!"
Brian: "That's it! Thank you!"
Everyone: "Victims of the liberal media!"

"I'm the Lord of Calamity, remember? Just blame everything on me. I'll shoulder it all."
Velvet Crowe, Tales of Berseria