Esau couldn’t take responsibility for his own problems so he blamed them on Jacob. Of course Jacob wasn’t innocent, but Esau was as responsible as Jacob, or more so. It is a common failing among humans. Rather than take responsibility for our lives, we blame the poor conditions on someone else. Tara Obenauer is a Wall Street executive and should know better. She spent years as the willing mistress of a Nassau County, NY police officer. Now that it is over, she is blaming the police department.
Her claim is that “The department was negligent for not knowing Officer Mike Tedesco often visited her home while on duty, and that the affair caused her ‘severe and substantial emotional damage.’” Esau has many imitators. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Week, July 27, 2012 p. 4
Genesis 27:36 (HCSB) “’So he said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing.’ Then he asked, ‘Haven’t you saved a blessing for me?’”