hold in subjection

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Richardson blamed Smith for not understanding "that historical forces cannot be held back and that all attempts to hold in subjection one group by another must fail".
The RAF hero figure had one great flaw shared with many who have tried to hang on to power for themselves and their group - he failed to understand that historical forces cannot be held back and that in the end all attempts to hold in subjection one group by another - and that was what white Rhodesians by and large aimed to do -must fail.