When society is dissatisfied with its own expectation and need for luxurious living, it sets more rules and bureaucracy designed to improve the quality of life for the few.
They prefer slavery or something that resembles a uniformed standard of living and refined obedience.
Accordingly, they will hesitate to reduce anyone to a state of numb terror and then withdraw to their fine dwellings, high above the reach of the poor. Somewhat like a spider on the perimeter of its web.
If one person rouse herself to defiance, the societal pressure groups would dash out and destroy her reputation.
Such is the way of life we face nowadays. The world offers little in enlightenment, nor shows value to the individual. There’s no establishment that seeks to bring the minority to her knees. Society in itself is the cannibal of earthly desires, it strikes to consume its own merely to satisfy the whims of greed and arrogance.