Accepting the ideology of the oppressor

Following up on the last post, here‘s an article on how the liberals have unconsciously accepted the ideology of their oppressors. An excerpt:

“Ideological hegemony is the process by which the exploited come to view the world through a conceptual framework provided to them by their exploiters.” – Kevin A. Carson

“It’s quite a coup that our oppressors have gotten us to believe exactly what we need to believe to maintain our own oppression – that the one mechanism which can legally threaten their legitimacy, we believe holds no power. Think about that. Roughly 60% of the United States doesn’t vote because they believe it’s pointless. The one legally binding mechanism that threatens their power – we believe holds no power. That’s ideological hegemony. That’s how the ruling elite rule this country – we have internalized the thoughts which uphold our own oppression.”

“If the 60% of people who believe voting and other forms of activism are pointless suddenly threw off those chains of powerlessness, and started to get engaged, not just on election day, but every week… you can bet that this country would see a revolution unseen in the history of the world. First we have to throw off those chains – the thoughts in our own heads – that tell us that we are powerless and ineffectual against the ruling powers that be.”


About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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