The oppressor must be liberated. Too frequently the oppressed become the oppressors, as the oppressed in their freedom emulate the power of their oppressors. The work of Joseph Conrad tells the story and history bears witness (e.g. oppressed Scots becoming oppressors as colonizers of new territories) . True liberation of the oppressed means destruction of the old models of power and co-creating new forms of living encompassing justice, harmony and well-being for all.
On Mar 29, 2016Amy wrote :
This is so true! My father was oppressed and became the oppressor. The bottom line with dad is "it is my way or no way". The older I get, however, the more I love him. His heart is gold! His "oppression thing" has most to do with his experience, the way his mind processes, is nervous system ... and just plain habitual stubbornness. Peel all that away ... he is a saint!