…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink; so the saying goes. Presumably, the horse knows better and drinks when it is ready. Likewise, it seems that you can lead the nation to freedom, but can’t make it not to vote for the secret police. The Russians must love the crack of knuta above them. Well, better luck next century, Russia. Or whenever you are ready.