Your oppressors will use henchmen, goons, and flunkies to malign, defame, and marginalize you. What’s of greater concern is that your oppressors will monetarily enrich a small percentage of people that look like you or share your cultural beliefs to help malign, defame, and marginalize your entire race. That’s why your achievements and the importance of what you do among and outside your race and culture will never be of any equivalence to that of your oppressors and the outside world. The end result is cultural and racial devaluation at its worst. Those who are oppressed are heavily dependent on their oppressor’s ideas and infrastructure. The oppressed are predisposed and frequently exposed to their oppressor’s ruthless injustices and systems of justice. Consumerism is used by the oppressor to help medicate the oppressed by giving them a false sense of security, belonging, and importance within the oppressor’s wicked social environment. If you’re a part of those who are being oppressed, the antithesis is to be strong and competent builders of your own communities.
There can be no more “I got mine” ideologies entrenched within the struggles of achieving a successful cultural and racial outcome. The time to change course is now. Unshackle your minds and choose freedom over oppression and all forms of tyranny.
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