The fundamental conflicts in human life are not between competing ideas — one of which is true and the other false — but rather, between those that hold power and use it to oppress others, and those who are oppressed by power and seek to free themselves.

Thomas Szasz (b. 1920) Hungarian-American psychiatrist, educator
The Manufacture of Madness, Part 1, ch. 4 “The Defense of the Dominant Ethic” (1970)
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