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14 years of Livejournalling, and hopefully, more to come.

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twice quoted, care of cszhou

often the biggest and most insidious oppressor that an oppressed person experiences is the oppressor that that oppressed has internalised within himself. So much so that even when the oppressor is not present, the oppressed continues to behave in ways that perpetuate the oppression.
-- Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Fierre

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Many feelings and emotions are internalised by cognitive powers. Are you the oppressor or the oppressed?

I hazard a guess. The latter.

Aren't we both, all the time?

We are. As much as we choose not to be oppressed, our cognitive powers yield greater control over mental heuristics gained over time.

We learn all the time, yet we can't control.

With respect to this quote, everyone is an oppressor but we cannot fathom the exact control we have over the oppressed. It's only the oppressed who can feel the impact. Hence my guess.

No Pain No Gain metaphor rings true for the Oppressed/Oppressed Philosophy....
It's an in-built perception arises from surrounding pressures.
Can't cry anymore.... I supposed....

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