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Why Oppressive Societies Continue

Oppressive societies can continue to exist because they hurt every person so badly—so badly that almost everyone feels like he or she would not survive one more blow.  People are afraid to move for fear that there would be one more, and that that would be the end.

Society can continue to exist if it can push almost all of us to that edge and balance us there, so that we are isolated and afraid to move and it feels like our existence is at stake.*  That is what happens to us. We are getting a clearer picture that each one of us is pushed to that edge.

In RC we have to be hopeful—and we should be, because we understand how to get off that edge—but we still have to fight that fight.


* At stake means in question, in jeopardy.

 


Last modified: 2019-05-02 14:41:35+00