Do not ignore the evolving geopolitical crisis with Ukraine and Russia. The potential for NATO involvement and tactical nukes on the battlefield is real.
As the West pounds sand over Russia deploying troops and enormous amounts of military hardware to the Ukraine border, history is not a theatre of happiness.
What most irritated the colonists was the seizing of their arms & ammunition. It was declared that everyone who did not have a gun should get one.
The citizenry is suffering from Stockholm syndrome with a dash of willful blindness.