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DREAMLAND – The nation that can only direct any vague criticism towards its de facto rulers was found this week hoping that the actual powerful culprits responsible for the state’s volatility will be punished after the latest demonstration of violence with immunity, The Dependent has reliably learnt.
Sources privy to the nation’s collective mind confirmed that a significant portion of them felt that things would be different this time around.
“Many naively feel that things would be different as compared to the way they had been in the previous tenures, just because there are new rulers in place,” a well-placed source told this scribe.
“This is because a high percentage of these don’t realise that these new rulers in place aren’t actually the ones ruling the country,” the source added.
A prominent analyst of nations’ collective subconscious revealed that the nation in question isn’t actually taking any hints about who actually rules them from the fact that criticism of whom leads to censorship or coercion.
“They aren’t even taking hints from why euphemisms are needed to describe these rulers in the first place,” the analyst lamented. “Therefore, there actually is no chance of those actually ruling being actually held accountable.”