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Synonyms for oppressor

Synonyms for oppressor

an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

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It is acceptable for black women to be angry at white women, but all anger of white against black women is either purely selfish (as when white women object to sassy servants) or is a defensive deflection from the true oppressor (the libertine spouse, rather than his victim).
Thinkers like Jacques Ellul have expressed this in terms of the potential for an upward spiral in which the use of violence to overcome oppression justifies further violence on the part of the oppressor, which demands yet more violence to bring about an end to the situation.
A hadith which complements the general message of the Quran also says that "the oppressor [serves as a conduit for] the justice of God on Earth.
that hating the oppressor and rendering help to the oppressed is obligatory for every Muslim because oppression is the biggest sin which is forbidden by Allah, as Quran has strongly condemned the oppressor.
For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken.
The Palestinians know that the Western states will do nothing except to arm their oppressor.
Using Pablo Freire's conception of the interrelated interests in liberation of the oppressed and oppressor (Pedagogy of the Oppressed), Connor argues that the ongoing slave narrative tradition conveys liberation messages for both blacks and whites in the United States.
Whereas today's self-reliant extremists tend to see government as the oppressor, their predecessors during the late 19th and early 20th century, the age of the great trusts, were more apt to see industrial capitalism as such; there were 37,000 strikes between 1881 and 1905.
Slaves are taught to love the victim and hate the oppressor.
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.
Using the confusion from Washington and London, it is not unthinkable that the Kurds will set up an independent state in their provinces of Mosul and Kirkuk Already Turkey, a fellow oppressor of Kurds within its own territories, plans to seize these parts of Iraq should secession take place.
May I suggest that the siege is in the minds of American officials and apologists for Israel who willfully persist in blaming the victim, in finding a false symmetry between occupier and occupied, in adopting a double standard on the value of human lives and rights while totally dehumanizing the Palestinians, in treating Israel as a country above the law and Palestinians as a people not worthy of the protection of the law, in manipulating and inventing a peace process that would accommodate such a racist and stereotypical version of reality rather than a reality of justice and evenhandedness, and in evading and distorting moral responsibility toward the Palestinian victims rather than celebrating the violence of the oppressor.
Characters walk a delicate line between being oppressed and helping your oppressor do his dirty work to someone else.
Furthermore, silence may be a form of "ventriloquism" wherein the oppressed speak the words of the oppressor.