Oppressor Quotes

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Israelmore Ayivor
“True leaders are willing to die for their dreams. They don't oppress with ignorance; they impress with visions". They live like Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela...”
Israelmore Ayivor

Jorge Ramos
“Elie Wiesel says that neutrality only helps the oppressor, never the victim. And I think you can apply that to journalism.”
Jorge Ramos

Anthony Liccione
“Death takes in many people, but still lives alone.”
Anthony Liccione

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Every revolution starts with the aim to help the poor, but when the poor get it they forget who they were and become the new oppressors. The cycle goes on forever”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Darnell Lamont Walker
“My heart isn't big enough to care for the oppressors.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Paulo Freire
“P40- for the oppressors..to 'be' is to have and to be the class of the "haves".”
Paulo Freire

Karl Marx
“Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.”
Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

“Individuals with greed for power see others as elements to be oppressed.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“...the oppressor is truly repressed. Their poverty is existential, often surrounded by an abundance of material goods. (Leonardo Boff, p. 179)”
Mev Puleo, The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation

Israelmore Ayivor
“People either build a castle or a dungeon. The former by their virtues, pull people into positive edifices with gainful impression. The later by their vices, push people into negative huts with painful oppression.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The cramping influence of a hard formalist on a young child in repressing his spirits and courage, paralyzing the understanding, and that without producing indignation, but only fear and obedience, and even much sympathy with his tyranny, - is a familiar fact explained to the child when he becomes a man, only by seeing that the oppressor of his youth is himself a child tyrannized over by those names and words and forma, of whose influence he was merely the organ to the youth.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I just called the slaveholder version of Christianity "false." I believe that. But note that in situations of conflict participants view reality differently. The more intractable the conflict, especially where both sides have the capacity to hurt each other, the more difficult it is to determine who is "victim" and who is "oppressor." Think about how nothing is quite as predictable and fruitless as hearing estranged spouses blame each other for being abusive or oppressive. Liberation theology dealt with this perceptual gulf in conflicted situations by speaking of the "epistemological privilege of the poor/oppressed." This meant: the view of the truth of a conflictual situation is clearer from the underside than from the position of power. But this assumes that we know who is on the underside and who holds the power. I am not saying that the exodus-liberation-deliverance motif is invalidated; I am saying that few situations present themselves to us in such clarity as Exod. 1-2 enslavement and infanticide do.”
David P. Gushee, The Sacredness of Human Life

“By their hands, we succeed. By their arrogance, we prosper. They believed we would always play the game. Blocked by their certainty of our inferiority, they never imagined we would cease to collaborate in our own oppression.”
Nichol Bradford, The Sisterhood

“The oppressor will always despise their victims.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

“As a result of this greed for power, the poor is not only silenced but also oppressed.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“In the face of the oppressed I recognize my own face, and in the hands of the oppressor I recognize my own hands. Their flesh is my flesh, their blood is my blood, their pain is my pain, their smile is my smile.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Courtney M. Privett
“Keep the people uneducated and underfed and they'll lavish praise on you for your generosity when you give them a scrap of bread and a pat on the head. Give them more than the minimum and you might find they're better at your job than you are, because their skills are revealed when they can focus on more than survival.”
Courtney M. Privett, Faelost

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