“Scapegoat” is a term that has it’s origins in the Old Testament.
In the Bible, the scapegoat was a goat that was designated (Hebrew לַעֲזָאזֵֽל ) la-aza’zeyl to be outcast in the desert as part of the ceremonies of the Day of Atonement, that began during the Exodus with the original Tabernacle and continued through the times of the temples in Jerusalem.
In modern usage Scapegoat means,
Scapegoating (from the verb “to scapegoat“) is the practice of singling out any party for unmerited negative treatment or blame as a scapegoat. Scapegoating may be conducted by individuals against individuals (e.g., “Jimmy did it, not me!”), individuals against groups (e.g., “I failed because our school favors boys”), groups against individuals (e.g., “Jane was the reason our team didn’t win”), and groups against groups (e.g., “Immigrants are taking all of the jobs”).
Yes, those are from Wikipedia but they suffice for our purposes. Which brings me to this.
The producer of the controversial anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” has been arrested for violating terms of his probation and is set for an appearance this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, is scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Christina Snyder, who sentenced him in June 2010 following a bank fraud conviction.
This, despite the now debunked, thoroughly debunked, lie from the Obama Administration that the root cause of the unrest in Egypt, Libya, and other Muslim nations is this stupid trailer that has been around since July but “spontaneously” caused protests that just happened to start on September 11 of this year.
So Nakoula is being scapegoated to try to distract the voting public from wondering why the Obama Administration continues to lie about what happened to Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi. Keep in mind that the President, Secretary of State, US Ambassador to the United States, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and most sadly apparently the Director of Central Intelligence all lied to the public and the Congress about what happened. All continue at some level or another to perpetuate the lie that the attack in Benghazi was spontaneous and the Ambassador was killed accidentally. Or that other attacks were spontaneous and not orchestrated to occur on September 11.
I sort of expect politicians to lie to me, it’s their stock in trade. I’m truly disgusted that a General and a retired General would do that. They disgrace their uniforms and their oaths of office.
If any of them, including the President, had a shred of decency, they’d resign. Alas, none of them will and the popular media will continue to pretend that it was Mitt Romney who “shot first and aimed afterwards” and not the administration.
The depths of my disgust at their despicable actions and words have yet to be plumbed.
As I said before, if you want a media that will hold politicians accountable you have to vote for Republicans.