Human society must exist with scapegoats for it needs the security that comes from the power of controlling the innocence and guilt of others.

Hi everyone, and welcome to my wikispace for my 2008 Honors American Literature class.

Since I have already revealed my personal philosophy, what follows is the path of brainstorming I did in order to achieve it. You can now, in a way, see how my brain works. And my constant internal battle with pessimism and optimism. Ermm. Yeah....

Rough, rough, again I say again, rough, version of my personal philosophy.

Society needs scapegoats in order to continue because human beings are unable to accept their simultaneous guilt and innocence in situations. We, as humans, cannot understand something without having something that caused or didn't cause it.

More condensed...

Scapegoats are a necessity for human society because mankind needs the power that comes from freeing themselves from blame and controlling the fates of others by thrusting blame/(guilt?) upon them.

And a little more condensed....

Human society must exist with scapegoats for it needs the security that comes from the power of controlling the innocence and guilt of others.

Without someone to help them shoulder the blame, human beings flounder in their guilt and shame and are unable to see the light and innocence in each situation.

Human society must exist with scapegoats for it needs the security that comes from the power of controlling the innocence and guilt of others.


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I am ever pleased to see that you have stopped by to read what I have to say. I do not want to linger, so I will cut to the chase about myself. I am a student. I am a hopeless romantic. And I am a life-long learner. God has blessed me and my life and I thank him for it everyday. Writing is my passion, music is my sanctuary, horses are my soul, and God is my life. I would like to be able to say that I am not ashamed to be myself and let my true colors show, but I cannot, not fully at least. I sincerely believe that each and every human has something about themselves that they do not understand and do not want others to find because it might be seen as a flaw. I have many of those things, but I try to do my best and not worry about what others think of me (as hard as that is). I figure as long as I do my best each day and take steps toward my goals, I’m improving and that’s a start.

I do not know what career I want in life, but I do know a couple things about my future. I know that I want to find true love. I know that I want raise children at some point, but not too soon – there’s too much I want to do, too much I need to learn; wisdom and experience I need to gain before I think I can raise children. I know that I will be learning all my life. I also know that animals, particularly dogs and horses will always be a part of my life. As will Christianity. I will always have a passion for music, and my ultimate dream is to be a writer when I grow up. I am currently teaching myself how to draw, though I’m not very good (yet!). All these things tie into who I am and what I believe in, which is why I believe that mankind can only survive and thrive with someone to take the blame. Humans are naturally sinful creatures; when we do good, we have to work at it. We also have an inherent lust for power which drives us forward through life. Power over our own decisions and lives comes from freedom. We all need this freedom and this power. A more twisted, yet just as common form of power comes from passing the blame onto others. By controlling the guilt and innocence of others we take power over their morality and status in life. When humans gain power over others by taking the blame off of themselves and forcing it on others they change how they are viewed, in more ways than one. They can free themselves from falsely passed blame, mark themselves innocent when guilty and free themselves from obligations. When an upset in this chain occurs and someone willingly takes the blame, whether or not they are guilty, it restores balance to the system and allows the others, whether or not they too were guilty or innocent, to move on. That is why scapegoats are necessary. As much as it hurts to admit it, every society needs a scapegoat. Now, does that mean that every society should have a scapegoat, no, absolutely not, but if there was a way for the world to get along without somebody to blame their problems on we would have found it by now. Because trust me, it would be easier. I don’t think it’s at all right to have scapegoats, but society has shown that it simply cannot survive without them. Passing the blame is not good, but it is essential for the human race to continue to grow and thrive. Click here for text connections with my personal philosophy.

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