Quotation by Paulo Freire:
...almost always, during the initial stage of the struggle, the oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors, or sub-oppressors. The very structure of their thought has been conditioned by the contradictions of the concrete, existential situation by which they were shaped. Their ideal is to be men; but for them, to be men is to be oppressors. This is their model of humanity. ...during the initial stage of their struggle the oppressed find in the oppressor their model of manhood.
1921-1997 (Age at death: 76 approx.)
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