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A scapegoat is always needed

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Submitted by Glenn Klotz (United States), Jun 26, 2002 at 16:08

In tryannical societies a "scapegoat" is always needed to divert the anger and frustration of the people away from the ruling groups that are their true enemies. Jews being a tiny but highly visible minority have always made the perfect almost universal scapegoat. If the Arabs ever really defeated Israel they'd just find a new scapegoat to blame for all the misery that has piled up for hundreds of years in their part of the globe.
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