Girard and U2

Alright, so one problem that nearly everyone who reads much Girard has is that they start to see mimetic theory everywhere.

I’ve been listening to a lot of U2 lately and it seems that several of their lyrics can be read in this manner without any stretch of imagination!

We fight all the time
You and I… that’s alright
We’re the same soul
I don’t need… I don’t need to hear you say
That if we weren’t so alike
You’d like me a whole lot more

-from “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”

I was going to copy down a couple other examples too, but now they’ve slipped my mind. Perhaps next time.