Posted: Apr 24, 2016 8:05 pm
by crank
I think there are numerous examples demonstrating at least some of what you say. Nero blaming christians for the Rome fire. Numerous pogroms against the Jews I think likely had benefits to some ruler or some other group. And that the jews had a history of being a scapegoat made them that much more easily portrayed as such again. I just got a mail list from Patheos, they have a series on Scapegoating and Atonement, might have some relevance, just fyi. Looked interesting and I have no time to read.