The man who knew too much.
"He was the CIA's expert on Pakistan's nuclear secrets, but Rich Barlow was thrown out and disgraced when he blew the whistle on a US cover-up. Now he's to have his day in court."
The War on Christmas.
"What we are witnessing here are hate crimes against Christianity.
by perceived attacks
on the Christ
part of Christmas
, Christians are taking a page from GWB
and staging pre-emptive cultural strikes
around the country. Or are they
? Is this effort a bigger attack
and the rest of the nonbelievers/scapegoats, an honest attempt by Christians to "save" the holiday, or a media-manufactured controversy? (Air out your holiday spirit, but save your own personal grievances for December 23
Human beings, according to French thinker René Girard
, are fundamentally imitative creatures. We copy each other's desires, and are in perpetual conflict with one another over the objects of our desire. In early human communities, this conflict created a permanent threat of violence, and forced our ancestors to find a way to unify themselves. They chose a victim, a scapegoat, an evil one against whom the community could unite.
Scapegoat Theory 101 ?