We seemed to have forgotten the lessons of Milgram. We all bow down to authority more than we need to. And we make the serious mistake of disrespecting those who stand up to authority- dismissing them as rebels or worse. I've done this too. It's easier to give in when you don't think you will see the person again and a small about of money is involved. Some days we'd to better to speak up to protect our rights, while we still have them.