I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed,
To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my wifie’s eyes.
He laid me on a comfy couch to see what he could find,
And this is what he dredged up out of my unconscious mind.
When I was one my mommy locked my dolly in the trunk,
And so it follows naturally I am always drunk.
When I was two, I saw my father kissed the maid one day,
And that is why I suffer now from klep-to-ma-nia.
At three I was ambivalent toward my younger brothers,
And that’s the reason why, to date, I’ve poisoned all my lovers.
And I’m so glad since I have learned the lesson I’ve been taught,
That everything I do that is wrong is someone else’s fault.
Actually, we can appeal to a more ancient and venerable authority to justify our blame game. Re: Genesis 3:12-13 – The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
You don’t have to lie to blame someone else. Adam and Eve were factually accurate when they responded to God.
ADAM: I ate the fruit because Eve gave me the fruit. Obviously, she unduly influenced me. Ultimately, you started the whole thing since YOU gave her to be with me.
EVE: I wouldn’t have eaten the fruit. I was tricked by the serpent into eating it. Adam should have warned me not to break the rule?
Question: Does it make a difference whether Adam or Eve have a choice? It is telling that instead of taking responsibility, they insinuate someone else to be blameworthy. But can the blame game excuse them from the act – “in-sin-u-ate”?