Ask A Genius 175 – Political Movements (Part 1)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
May 22, 2017
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Active political movements have shifted the conversation. Where it is of utility to look at things in terms of groups, but, at the same time, it is percentages and averages.
It is as if the slave master is talking. It has the tinge of the oppressor talking about the oppressed class. It is a pretty simple trick. I do see this as a way to berate people who do have a party line.
You define a system or look at a society. You define an oppressed class. You define an oppressor class. You look for some form of justice. You self-define as the defender of the oppressed class.
So you are the good person. You are helping the little guy. You are not seeing it as an individual. You are seeing it as a representative of the group. So, you have the backing of the whole group.
Rick Rosner: What you’re saying is regardless of what I say, it will be taken a certain way because I belong to the ‘oppressor class’.
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