Bear in mind that laws don’t restrict human behavior so much as they change the economics of it. The intended prohibition of a behavior will prove futile if new channels of distribution or accessibility brings the activity into an acceptable window of risk, or if new technologies render restrictive laws obsolete or ineffective. The inherent weakness of authoritarianism is that it provides an economic incentive to develop alternative markets or technologies that deliver the prohibited products or services by unanticipated means.
The more “black & white” is a forced perspective the more subtile becomes the shades of grey.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.