Scapegoats The story shows how ready some people are to shift the blame for their own actions onto someone else.
This impression no religious ceremonies, nor even the execution of a number of Christians, as convenient scapegoats, could altogether dispel.
Redundancy fuels nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism, since the economically insecure seek weaker scapegoats for the problems confronting them.
As life become harder for everyone people began to seek scapegoats.
Seals have become the scapegoats for the collapse of the cod stocks.
scapegoats for the ills of capitalism.
Because the people in question are the latest scapegoats for Britain's ills -- civil servants.
Workers quickly sour on a boss who plays favorites or punishes scapegoats.
Black people become the scapegoats for the ills of capitalism.
Because the people in question are the latest scapegoats for Britain 's ills -- civil servants.
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