If one is being channeled into decisions or values that one doesn’t agree with, that is a form of oppression. If one gives in to this, one’s natural reactions will generally be rage or identification with the oppressor — adopting the oppressor’s values and expectations. Once one is identifying with the oppressor, one’s inner conflict is manifest as dissatisfaction with one’s own qualities, that one is falling short so badly.
…and, if one is constantly urged to not exhibit anger, this is an attempt of the oppressor to make the decision between rage/identification.
Crossposted from Epinephrine & Sophistry