One of the ways that oppression is maintained is through the expectation that large numbers of people will accept explanations of inequity as “natural” and inevitable. One way to resist is to increase our ability to recognize the design in oppressive systems and understand that another way is possible. This week, I describe four major strategies that are used to manipulate people into rationalizing and justifying the oppression of others in order to identify ways to interrupt and intervene.
Blog Post referenced in this episode: The Art of War: How the Masses are Convinced to be Complicit with Oppression
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