"How can someone who's a scoundrel and a traitor be allowed to make decisions for a whole country? Because that's what he was. A rotten traitor. Not that I think whoever takes his place will be any better - I'm not that stupid.
But I'd like to show them, all of them who sit there governing and deciding, that they can't go on cheating people for ever. I think lots of people know perfectly well they're being cheated and betrayed, but most people are too scared or too comfortable to say anything. It doesn't help to protest or complain, either, because the people in power don't pay any attention.
They don't care about anything except their own importance, they don't care about ordinary people".
The character of Rebecca Lind, in "The Terrorists" by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. As true now as when it was wriiten in 1975!