Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 1.7CT
Summary of text [comment] page 61-62
[Are resistance and resentment the only paths?
“To resist” is “to carry the label of the anti-object and to feel the burden of iniquity projected upon you”.
Pro-object accusers want to presume that their idolatry is true. Resistance validates their object.
Most scapegoats do not even know this. They validate “the accusation as sensical” (even though the accusation is technically misleading or false) by expressing anger and protesting their innocence.
Christine O’Donnell in 2010 makes a good case study.
Her response to false accusations inadvertently assisted the true believers in her persecution.]