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She accused the US of providing "support for a system that represses, tyrannises, tortures, detains and punishes the revolutionaries".
Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannises -- Marquis De Sade
Kesey's psychiatric ward, in which the Big (female) Nurse tyrannises over terrified (male) patients, equipping them, not to leave the hospital, but to become docile within it, convincingly represents institutional abuses of power.