“To tyrannize for the country is to tyrannize over the country. Bigotry tries to keep Truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it”. Rabindranath Tagore
Tyranny, perceived as cruel and oppressive, is originally defined as rule by persons who lack legitimacy, whether they be malign or benevolent. Historically, benign tyrannies have tended to be insecure, and to try to maintain their power by becoming increasingly oppressive. Therefore, rule that initially seems benign is inherently dangerous, and the only security is to maintain legitimacy – an unbroken accountability to the people through a Constitutional framework.