If so … ?
An ironic turn in mimesis occurred with the potentiation of civilization.
Mimesisconstrained was adaptive in the Lebenswelt that we evolved in. However, our current Lebenswelt is not the Lebenswelt that we evolved in. Mimesisunconstrained is so maladaptive that it produces the scapegoat mechanism.
A parallel ironic turn occurred with respect to referentiality in the passage from hand-speech to speech alone talk. It is described in An Archaeology of the Fall.