Herzog: These penguins are all heading to the open water to the right. But one of them caught our eye, the one in the center. He would neither go towards the feeding grounds at the edge of the ice, nor return to the colony. Shortly afterwards, we saw him heading straight towards the mountains, some 70 kilometers away.
Anti-oppressions of any kind are not supposed to be about “empowerment”, they’re supposed to be about liberation from institutional, systemic, oppressive, imperialist, abusive structures. Going for “empowerment” that works by participation in the structure that oppresses people does NOT liberate them, it is not anti-oppression, it is assimilation. And assimilation can be short-term survival, but it is not revolutionary on any large scale, it is not anti-oppression in any large scale. Do not conflate the two.