The oppressed, the put-upon, the dejected–all sink into an existence where the oppressor counts on never being challenged because the ones who are afflicted would do anything to be something other than the down-trodden.
Those who grow in such power cannot conceive that very many would ever break the chains of servitude. This is the great disempowerment: for the oppressed to become as the oppressors.
Freedom from repeating the tyranny of such institutional patterns comes through the loving struggle for open communication.
“Thinking is a dialogue with circumstances.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset, “Notes on Thinking”
“Dialogue cannot exist, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and for people. The naming of the world, which is an act of creation and re-creation, is not possible if it is not infused with love.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., “Loving your Enemies”
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