Doh. Do I really have to stop building a greenhouse to answer this?
The title of the thread is "Authority".
Some of you don't seem to have the faintest idea of what that means.
Let me illuminate that some-of-you...
You don't get to choose Authority.
You don't get to choose what authority is exercised.
You have - in fact - no say at all.
Authority presents you with what you can do, and what you can't do.
If you stay within what authority says you can do, authority will never bother you.
If you do what authority says you can't do, you get nuked.
That, in a nutshell, is the nature of authority.
I am old enough to know about this stuff. It worked well. Civilization was the result.
Then, leniency, generosity, and laziness, eroded authority.
Your lives, as you know them, are the result. How's it workin' for ya?
Anyway: enough of this.
I see I was unwise to let-up, even a bit.
So the tyrant returns. With a vengeance.
This forum is for everyone. Not just the visible handful who keep everyone else from ever commenting.
Uber-men know how to behave like men. That is what makes them uber.