Oppression: Then and Now
By Aaron Sembroff and Forrest Larson
The oppression of another group always has been and always will be. Humans will always find something else to criticize.
Oppression will always be, Dr. King knows this. When he speaks now, he doesn't call the world to stop oppressing, he calls the rest of the world to stand against it.
"And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together and every man shall sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid." I still believe that We Shall overcome!” - Martin Luther King Jr. -Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1964
Then and Now
Short Stories (Now)
These short stories show that opression occurs everywhere, on many different levels. Oppression is more prevalent and in larger scales in countries like Saudi Arabia where the government is not looking out for the people as much as they should.
Last year this opera-turned-movie swept the nation, and gained many fans. Many people saw the movie, most liked it, few thought about how it ties into today's world.
In this clip, we see Gavrosch explaining to the audience how the rich nobles are pressing the peasants, simply because they can, to make life better on themselves.
There is another scene when the populace of monsieur lambert's town is working.
It's quite simple, and literally illustrates the theme perfectly.
Vladimir Putin, present Russian President
In the Los Angeles Times we see an article on the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. In this article we learn that this Russian leader is strongly supportive of the Russian Orthodox Church, and just as opposed to Gay Rights.
Unlike Malcolm X, Vladimir Putin is for oppression, or at least in this form.
Fred Martinez was one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender
This documentary is an example of oppression recently, here, in America.
We see here, Hillary Clinton is trying to make a stand against oppression, tis time, of the LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender) community. She recognises too, that oppression has always existed. That it has existed against women, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. all across the ages.