It can be.
Psychology is a dangerous tool to whoever can use it.
If at all a dictator can order for the army to shoot you for demonstrating and they use live bullets, that will sink in to your mind.
He can make any laws that he wants and he will count on the fact that you cannot demonstrate against them.
He has classically conditioned you to be afraid of opposing his policies.
This is exactly what real life dictators use, even unknowingly.
They classically condition the masses to do their will on the promise of punishment for opposition.
If you can outsmart a dictator, you can stop him.
“The best way to fight dictatorship is to outsmart it”.Alfred Yambo
You use the same psychology that he uses against you to bring him down.