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"In Girard's view, it is humankind, not God, who has the problem with violence. Humans are driven by desire and envy, creating a triangulation of desire and results in conflict between the desiring parties. This conflict increases to a point where society is at risk; it is at this point that the scapegoat mechanism is triggered.
This is the point where one person is singled out as the cause of the trouble and is hunted down and killed by the group.
This person is the scapegoat.
Social order is restored as people are contented that they have solved the cause of their problems by removing the scapegoated individual, and the cycle begins anew."
As a way of providing a scapegoat for its schemes, the Committee selects a person from its list by lottery to participate in Project Girard, where a certain fellow has to do the dirtier work of the Committee in interests of national security.