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  • How You Became Everyone's Favorite Scapegoat

    Scapegoatism 101

  • "The best way to avoid becoming a scapegoat is to find one."

    Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

    "The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "The problem with letting people tear your walls down, is that you never know who wants to

    take down those walls just for the fun of it. For amusement purposes. Just to say that he knew

    that he could. At the end of the day... the things you build should stay built. And you are no

    scapegoat for the sins of other people, in anyone's life. How dare anyone take down your walls

    not in order to see you; but only in order to feed their ego. In order to make you pay for sins not

    done by your own hands."

    C. JoyBell C.

  • Who's to Blame for What's Wrong with Our Country and Ourself

    A message from Marilyn Manson--that could also be a plank in a political platform in the not so

    distant future.

    "There is a hurricane ablowing and just by knowing what you know, you have an advantage to

    the blind morons that surround you every day. However not everyone can be saved. Ancient

    proverb: don't bother telling the TRUTH to your friend because he already knows and don't

    bother telling the TRUTH to your enemy because he won't believe you. Civilize those you can

    and fuck the rest.

    There are too many people in this world. It is not our responsibility to be constantly cleaning up

    after the weak-minded. Nature will eventually run its course and those too stupid to live will

    fortunately be crushed beneath the wheels of our progress. Assume your individuality. Culture

    can rob you of your uniqueness. That's how stereotypes exist, and not without reason. Anyone

    too wrapped up in the sheep mentality of their ethnicity can never truly express themselves as


    READ, Watch, LISTEN, DO what you want. BUT BE WARNED! You cannot have this

    freedom at no cost. You must pay in responsibility. If you listen to MARILYN MANSON and

    MURDER your FAMILY then you will go to jail. That's reality. If you decide to commit suicide

    for a song-SO LONG SUCKER! That kind of thinking has no place in our movement. Right now

    as a Family, as an Army we are limited as a minority. Laws bind us. But it is important to

    remember the law is only what is popular. Not what's right or wrong. Marilyn Manson rejects

    conventional morality and society's self-serving standards.

  • When WE become the majority, we will decide who doesn't belong. As misanthropes and throw-

    away lods we will not submit to the mainstream. You will become it. And America should be

    very, very afraid. I AM YOU."

  • Playing It Forward...How to Successfully Pass the Buck

    "We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses."

    --- H. V. Adolt

    "We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse."

    --- Rudyard Kipling

    "There aren't nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. "

    --- Marcus Stroup


  • Why Playing the Blame Game Never Works

    Blaming's a pretty tricky business:

    "All my failures as a human being I blame on my father. Life is about accepting responsibility,

    and it's time my father started being held accountable for my deficiencies."

    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

    "Rationally speaking, blaming one's behavior on alcohol or drugs is like blaming the ladder by

    which you descended into a pit, or the staircase that took you down to a cellar, for what you

    found there.

    Which is just another way of blaming, and perhaps the best way, because there is solace and a

    certain stoical peace in blaming everything on the rain, and then blaming something as

    uncontrollable as the rain on something as indifferent as the Arm of the Lord.

    Because nothing can be done about the rain except blaming. And if nothing can be done about it,

    why get yourself in a sweat about it?"

    Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion

  • How to Succeed at Failure Without Even Trying

    "The difference between success and failure is one more time."

    Ken Poirot

    "The eternal struggle between failure and fortune is a fight not between mortal enemies but

    sparring partners. So fortune is improved by failure, and the reverse is also true."

    Agona Apell, The Success Genome Unravelled: Turning Men from Rot to Rock

    "Failing is great! Isn't it? I mean, it sets you free and, after all, failures are the pillars of success.

    So, you must fail!"

    Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

  • Larry Paros is a writer, teacher,

    lecturer and professional ne'er-do-well.

    His published works range from education and etymology to

    children's books. He has been an op-ed page columnist for the

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a commentator on KUOW-FM,

    the NPR affiliate in Seattle. As a filmmaker he produced and

    directed "The Journey," the story of an immigrant's trek to

    America and "Walk Right In," the story of the other Yale.

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