BTW, compliance has bounds as Pax once listed. For example, going with them, on your knees with the back of your head to them - may not be the way to go.
However, the point is survival or is the point 'ego'?
Exactly, there comes a point where there's nothing left to gamble. "Turn around and get on your knees." is definitely at or beyond that point.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.