April 2, 2012
Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam
Article by guest columnist and activist Sandy McElhaney
File photoThe concept of scapegoating has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks. They used the term “pharmakos” to describe a person (often a beggar or criminal) who was cast out of the community following a natural disaster. In some accounts, the pharmakos was stoned or beaten. In others, he was executed and the ashes were spread to the ocean.