When we immigrated to Canada, a fellow told me that the local hockey team coach got fired because he was the fall guy.
A smart man for whom I have the greatest respect, Stefan Molyneux, said, “Nothing breeds the expansion of power like credible scapegoats because then you always end up missing the target of what is causing the problems because they can get you to attack a shadow rather than the grim statues that are casting the shadows.”
“I don’t have sympathy for people who wrap themselves in injury caused by their inability to deal with personal inadequacies and refusal to learn from their failures. Such people blame others rather than accept responsibility themselves.” ~ Nikki Mills from ‘Life Song’
I recently experienced this again when I was viciously attacked and blamed for something which was, in fact, impossible for me to achieve, in order to distract people from the fact that the business I had been participating in was floundering badly because of rotten leadership and other factors. As people started realizing that the business was, in fact, flawed, and jumped ship, sales went down, and the leadership needed someone to blame. Does that sound familiar to you?
It’s not the government – it’s racism, big business, terrorism, everything else. And to convince you, they use false flags and the usual propaganda via their media. Obama is a good example – someone who has used the race card all his life. Notice who gets assassinated and which countries the US bombs and ask more questions. Nothing is hated more than the truth.
The lesson here is to watch the people who are pointing fingers very, very carefully. A real leader will take personal responsibility when his business declines. Honest people support their people – they don’t attack and badmouth them.
If you have been used as a scapegoat, remember this: If you weren’t a force to be reckoned with, if you weren’t recognized, respected, and productive, you would not be the fall guy. Nobody bothers with blaming the losers; they’re quite safe. So you are, in fact, being complimented. And if you have a lot of haters, you’re probably standing up for something and achieving something, so I congratulate you.
Here’s the good news. Sooner or later, the smart people will realize that you were not to blame and they will follow you to your new enterprise! The dumb ones will go down with the ship, saluting their dishonest masters all the way to the bottom, and you wouldn’t work with them again, anyway. Make your haters your motivators.
It’s a sad indictment of our society that the use of scapegoats is so prominent. Ask more questions. Examine the fall guy, check his track record, because he is usually the fellow you SHOULD be following. He knows things that you don’t know. Following the masses is customarily the wrong choice. Blame the blamer. By the way, I’m making more money than ever, thank you very much.
“It is a natural propensity to attribute misfortune to someone’s malignity.” ~ Bertrand Russell
Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com