Who *Is* and "Most Definitely Is NOT* oppressed is dogmatic hierarchical bullshit, and it's about time someone pointed this out!
In the dominant paradigm, or the society that appears everywhere around us, *everyone* is oppressed. Period.
From the most assinine acting aggressors in government and the most monster-ified outside, over to their victims and the rest who go along, "indifferent" and uncomprehending. We're all oppressed!
We're oppressed by the imagination that has been instilled in us which does not consider our individualities, our multi-versity of desires, semi-articulate, articulate, or not (and "just" intuitive).
We are ALL oppressed by the beliefs that are imposed upon us. By what is called "Our Place", "Our Responsibility", all these rigid ideas that we are stampeded into, wheedled into, have our consent engineered into, and so on!
Oppression is not just whatever those that Leftist vanguardists have decided to listen a little bit to for "pragmatic" and tactful reasons. Oppression is not just those whom have waged single issue campaigns for "their rights" for decades and have played all the bullshit games required of them to now be "accepted" within the fold of what is supposed to be "liberatory"!
Great gobs of wool are being collectively pulled over our mutual eyes, across all class divides! Hell, not only class, but also all the myriad other corralls and containers we're manipulated into!
[b]You can start to see more clearly when you look back at when young people are first systematically isolated and indoctrinated into the dominant value system. ALL are pretty much stripped of their beautiful desires, no matter what class-consciousness (or lack thereof) their groanups hail from![/b]
So I'm seeing this dominating perception of *who Is oppressed* and *who Isn't* to be quite hierarchical and quite stupidity-stuck. Totally like any war game. Especially when you permit yourself to see what the consequences become.
(feel free to post this, in whole, wherever you feel like posting it; how about **all over** indymedia? Hah, I dare you!)
The question should instead be about **when and which behavior is problematic for our desires?** And how can we go about being more inclusive to individuals whom have been brought up so strategically-challenged that they get stuck in perpetual war beliefs against all?