So what does
"Newton" have in mind?
"… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses."
("panem et circenses" -Juvenal)
It is time to speak truth to power!