#TraumaTheory Chapter 38

Defining Survivor, Victim and Oppression




Are you a survivor or a victim of oppression?

Survivor

sur·vive (sr-vv)
v. sur·vived, sur·viv·ing, sur·vives v.intr.

1. To remain alive or in existence.

2. To carry on despite hardships or trauma; persevere: families that were surviving in tents after the flood.

3. To remain functional or usable: I dropped the radio, but it survived.
v.tr.

1. To live longer than; outlive: She survived her husband by five years.

2. To live, persist, or remain usable through: plants that can survive frosts; a clock that survived a fall.

Victim

3. To cope with (a trauma or setback); persevere after: survived child abuse.
vic·tim (vktm) n.

1. One who is harmed or killed by another: a victim of a mugging.

2. A living creature slain and offered as a sacrifice during a religious rite.

3. One who is harmed by or made to suffer from an act, circumstance, agency, or condition: victims of war.

4. A person who suffers injury, loss, or death as a result of a voluntary undertaking: You are a victim of your own scheming.

5. A person who is tricked, swindled, or taken advantage of: the victim of a cruel hoax.

1. One who is harmed or killed by another

2. A living creature slain and offered as a sacrifice during a religious rite.

3. One who is harmed by or made to suffer from an act, circumstance, agency, or condition: victims of war.

4. A person who suffers injury, loss, or death as a result of a voluntary undertaking: You are a victim of your own scheming. : I had no choice in my involvement.

5. A person who is tricked, swindled, or taken advantage of: the victim of a cruel hoax. :

Oppression

prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority. "a region shattered by oppression and killing"

the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

an act or instance of oppressing or subjecting to cruel or unjust impositions or restraints.

the state of being subject to oppressive treatment. "a response to collective poverty and oppression"

the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

 

THE FACTS:

A child in an emotionally & mentally healthy family and community has no need for the presence of a God no matter the offered rewards, no matter the sophistry and deception of claimed and real threats

No Australian Christian religion aspires to the basic principle of providing Human Rights to Children. The horror of it is that children in Australia by definition are secondary and the property of the religion of their parents and their political representatives.