The Evolution of Pop Culture Scapegoats

In 15 years, America’s crime scapegoats have gone from the invented stage personae of rock musicians like Marilyn Manson to completely fictional art characters with crowd-sourced back stories.

3 thoughts on “The Evolution of Pop Culture Scapegoats

  1. The biggest destroyers of life on the planet are the completely fictional characters that run for office in the Democratic and Republican parties. All advertising all the time, win the Ad Age award and the presidency in one blow.

    Where is the outrage? Jealousy for their competitors in violent fantasy creations and manipulations is probably more in line with their reactions. Maybe Slenderman can be worked into the next military recruitment scheme. If you can’t beat them co-opt them.

  2. «What a piece of work is a man !
    How noble in reason !
    How infinite in faculty !
    In form, in moving, how express and admirable!
    In action how like an angel!
    In apprehension how like a god!
    The beauty of the world!
    The paragon of animals!
    …»

    Henri

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