Oppression [uh–presh–uh n] – noun, 1.) the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
It would seem today that everyone (except Whites, Males & Christians of course *cue sarcasm*) is oppressed. With a true lack of hardships and struggle in the 21st century, we have reached a point where we actively seek things to concern ourselves with, particularly things that they truly don’t care about. The media placates these groups and gives credence to their cries of injustice.
The movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, had the perfect line that I feel so greatly relates to our current state of affairs: “I should be famous! I should be dating models twice my size… and doing the talk show circuit! I should be protecting baby seals as a cause… that I say I care about, but not really!” – How perfect is that? This pretty much sums up most of the students exiting academia, the diaper-wearing basement dwellers living on mommy and daddy’s insurance policy, the Never Trumpers, the list goes on and on.
More and more our world is transforming into a polarizing clash of people (and businesses) ascribing themselves to a cause. Business used to be about commerce – with the advent of e-commerce, customers are so easy to obtain that businesses are increasingly likely to take a political stance alienating half of Americans, simply they just don’t care anymore about providing a product for Everyone. Suppression of Free Speech and enforcement of ideology have become commonplace in our market now with CEOs and team leaders coming out of the woodwork saying “We don’t want you as a customer if you believe X”.
This blog’s purpose is to paint a clear picture of the day to day Oppression Du Jour (Oppression of the Day) and how damn insane the whole thing is. We are more divided for bullshit reasons than ever before in our history as a nation, in fact, history of the world. The problem boils down to lack of intellectual honesty, such that: One’s personal beliefs do not interfere with the pursuit of truth. This is the core challenge with movements of today and something I hope to be part of changing.