The symbology of the wheel is a very poweful and ancient one, going all the way from the wheel were Shiva dances to the wheel bit in many flavours of Unix.
Let us now remember also the Catherine Wheel (of sinister origin: a torture device, indeed), the burning wheel that in ancient Europe was flung from hilltops at winter solstice, and the medieval representation of the wheel of life, flinging man from wealth and happines to destituteness.

But in this case, the Wheel Of Oppression is simply a metaphor for the grind of everyday activity, having us spin and run and spin and run much like a Linux kernel, without respite.

The only way out is Discordianism, as I am sure you will agree.
Or, on the other hand, one could accept his own hamster-like nature, climb on the wheel and do his best or his worse, knowing full well (hamsters are not dumb) that the only net result is wear on joints.

Wheel Of Oppression

is the newest game played by politically correct people.
The object of the game is to win the most sympathy
and thereby gain more legislation in your favor
which will guarantee your protected class status.

The Oppressed Player #1 smiles at the nice
gray-haired, older White gentleman and spins
the Wheel. A lovely blonde super model is ever ready
to turn those phrases around. The pointer lands on
Sixty Minutes spotlight. The competition is fierce.
The audience roars as Oppressed Player #1 calls out
"Savage rape and ethnic cleansing!" The music swells.
Letters to Congress flow from the American public.
They all say "Baaaa. Baaaaa. D"

But, the real reason viewers tune in is the occasional cat fight.
When lagging behind, Oppressed Play #2 feels compelled
to grab more attention for their agenda and screams,

What about my 500 years of savage rape and ethnic cleansing?"
"Shut up!" shouts the winning player.
Suddenly, the scene dissolves into a preschool classroom.
One player shouts over and over in a sing song voice,
"My oppression's harsher than yours is."
The second counters with repeated loud whining,
"Is not! Is not! Is not!"

In a monotone, sterile voice, the host says,
"Can't we all just get along" all the while
calculating the extra half million he's going to get
when his contract is renewed. A smirk crosses
his face. He cuts to commercial.

The best example of uncut, uncensored
too controversial for prime time Wheel Of Oppression can be found
in the Village Voice response to John Katz's articles on Littleton.

--Svaha (Her Divine Serenity)

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