Post Hoc Rationalization

The natural consequence of mimetic violence is post hoc rationalization, the widespread acceptance and approval of the scapegoat and the scapegoating mechanism used.

Violence Simmers
Justifying Violence

This act of rationalization is restorative. By justifying the violence imputed to the scapegoat, society washes its hands clean of ‘guilt’ in the matter. For time violence simmers. Balance is restored.