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Look, people need to conform the external reality they face daily with this subjective feeling they likewise experience constantly. To do this they have two options. First, they can achieve what passes for great things. Now the external reality matches their feeling; they really are better than the rest and maybe they'll even be remembered as such. These are the ambitious people, the overachievers. These are also, however, the people who go on these abominable talk shows where they can trade their psychoses for exposure on that box, modernity's ultimate achievement. Not that this tact, being ambitious, is not the preferred course of action. The reason is it's the equivalent of sticking your neck out which we all know is dangerous. Instead many act like they have no ambition whatsoever. Their necks come back in and they're safe. Only problem is now they're at everyone else's level, which we've seen is untenable. The remedy of course is that everyone else needs to be sunk. This helps explain racism's enduring popularity. If I myself don't appear to be markedly superior to everyone else at least I'm part of the better race, country, religion et cetera. This in turn reflects well on my individual worth. There are other options, of course. For example, you can constantly bemoan others' lack of moral worth by extension elevating yourself. Think of the average person's reaction to our clients. Do these people strike you as so truly righteous that they are viscerally pained by our clients' misdeeds or are they similarly flawed people looking for anything to hang their hat on? The latter obviously, they're vermin.


Sergio De La Pava


#domination #oppression #people #racism #reality

People have got to get together and work together. I'm tired of the kind of oppression that white people have inflicted on us and are still trying to inflict.


Fannie Lou Hamer


#get together #got #i #inflict #inflicted

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.


Thomas Jefferson


#cases #equal #equal rights #law #majority

Oppression is more easily endured than insult.


Junius


#endured #insult #more #oppression #than

I walk the city, through its crush of people and its smells: body odour, rotting food, vomit and urine. A cocktail of oppression and freedom.


Emma Cameron


#freedom #oppression #people #smells #walk

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.


Peter Kropotkin


#america #come #country #freedom #guarantees

Refrain at all times from such Foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression.


Thomas Tryon


#foods #oppression #procured #refrain #such

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.


David Foster Wallace


#blacks #conscious #hideous #like #oppression

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.


James Q. Wilson


#becomes #law #liberty #licentiousness #loses

In the final analysis, the incident is seen as originating from an emotional expression of the frustration and anger of the proud people of China who had been subject to ever increasing oppression from without and decadent corruption from within.


Chen Ning Yang


#anger #been #china #corruption #decadent






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