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Making Oppression Invisible | OnlySubs with James Lindsay, Ep. 104

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New Discourses Logo  fiber_manual_record  Aug 17th, 2022

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A mainstay of Marxist activism, as a part of "consciousness raising," is what is billed as "making oppression visible." Marxists tend to think that ideology and other structural forces of society obscure oppression from people's consciousness until it's "made visible" through their activism and the process of conscientization. Of course, as with all things Marxist, not only does this cut both ways, though, it also obscures (through projection) the fact that Marxists are always causing tremendous amounts of oppression, which they successfully hide. In fact, this inversion of reality is central to their activism, and they live in constant fear that if their oppression is "made visible" it will be resisted and stopped, and not for no reason. Thanks to their linguistic, emotional, and moral distortions, however, the real mainstay of Marxist activism isn't making "oppression" visible through Critique; it's hiding their own oppressive harms from most people's view. In this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, I explore the activist dimension of all brands of Marxism in terms of how they hide their evil and thus make oppression invisible.

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