The idea of submission to authority is the thing that ties a great blogpost and a second-rate (though enjoyable) movie together. The government and our educational system want people to be helpless, to be victims, to need to suckle at the teat of the all-benevolent government that will grant their every wish. As
The flip side of this government growth is the shrinking of the domains in which private citizens can make their own decisions and pursue their own values. The individual’s thoughts are marginalized — primacy is given to whatever the president and his cronies happen to think. Science czars push science in directions they prefer, regulatory czars restrict affairs they deem objectionable, etc. Substituting the government’s judgment for that of private individuals is the essence of authoritarianism.
Or as Jareth the Goblin King would say:
I ask so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want.
I think it's time we stand up to the authoritarian government and echo Sarah's words that broke the spell of the Goblin King:
You have no power over me.