Oppress — to govern or manage with cruel or unjust impositions put upon people under unreasonable restraint; to exercise harsh and evil authority; to silence and stifle the cry of the human heart.
We live in an age of oppression — physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We are oppressed from without and within. Screaming out for justice in an age of supreme injustice on all sides spawns the revolutionaries who strain every fiber to make a blow to the system. Everything is dark and twisted: poverty, genocide, generations under medicated tyranny, political corruption, endless war, pollution, and ecological nightmares.