Here’s the game. We each sit on a different side of the gameboard. We all start with an equally-sized pile of blame in front of us. Each time we win a move, we get to move a piece of our pile and “place blame” in front of another player. The winner is the one who places all of their blame pile onto others first.
Piles of blame are piles of shit. At the end, the one who moved the most shit has the shittiest hands. Anybody want to play?
If you doubt for a single second how deeply and unconsciously ingrained the blame-game is in our psyche, here is a far more tasteful review of its history, starting with religious origins which continue to this day, despite the example of The Cross celebrated by Holy Week.
Most of the article is his own potent synthesis, but Rohr also quotes a Jordan Peterson favorite, Russian philosopher Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote, “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”