Essay:Tyranny and responses

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There's a multi-step process of tyranny and the response to it:

  1. Get slapped down by the system
  2. Complain and/or rebel
  3. Get slapped down harder for complaining and/or rebelling (and perhaps get told to "control your anger")
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance
  6. Ratcheting up of tyranny to a new level (go back to step 1 and repeat)

Hmm, actually it's not that much different from the grieving cycle. After you get done grieving for one loss, there's eventually another loss and you start again.