“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout history you’ll see that it is not the weak who are oppressed by the strong, but the powerless who are oppressed by the powerful. Power is not strength. Power is control. Power is dominance. Dominance, I’d argue, by those not strong enough to be equal, not strong enough to to live at peace, not strong enough to love.