"Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come."
(This quote seems to appear in a number of variations, so either the author revisited it a few times or it has been reported differently.)
Oppressive regimes tend to believe the myth that fear overcomes dissent, but while the human body is fragile and easily dealt with ideals of liberty are indestructible. We have observed with disgust the Iranian regime killing and brutalizing its dissenting people while the mainstream press announce that control has been reestablished, the dissent has evaporated, the demonstrations have stopped, and so on.
The video here indicates that this is a crock, and the spirit of rebellion is alive and well in Iran. Note where the camera pans to a street full of protesters. H/T Libertarian Republican.
Perhaps we should Revisit Hugo:
"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right."