An even better way than ordering you to do something is to make you feel bad about not doing something. Then it isn’t necessary to order you to do it.
Communists excel at this. They make it a moral crime to assert your individuality. They shame you for not being – as the current saying has it – all in this together.
They being the ones who decide what “this” is.
Your duty being to obey what they say. Not because it’s the law – but because if you don’t you are a bad person.
One can see this almost everywhere. Injunctions not merely to “wear a mask” but to “show respect” and that “you care.” The obvious implication being that if you do not wear the Holy Rag then you don’t care – and aren’t being respectful.
Article from LewRockwell