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The language of the oppressor is not always the language of oppression.
There is nothing romantic about oppression, least of all for the oppressed. Yet some of the privileged side with the oppressed anyways.
What you call freedom, I call oppressive. My heroes are your villains. I believe I am equal, you believe I am inferior.
Every axis of social formation can move in at least two directions (oppressor and oppressed), where it crosses at least one other axis (e.g. gendered race, raced gender).
We cannot escape from freedom; we can only turn freedom against itself.
Alienation is oppressive if it longs for things lost, stolen, or denied. Alienation is liberation if it renounces things never needed, wanted, or possessed.
But it is ironic how high the bar had to be raised (we are the 99%) before disaffected suburbanites could claim to be oppressed.