Edicts proclaimed by the rich and powerful so as to deny the poor, weak, and common man from attaining a peer level with them.
imperfect mandates formulated by the collective to force submission to and for the body politic.
Guidelines for the terminally stupid who are intellectually incapable of formulating moral and ethical standards of there own.
If you are powerless
Follow those bullshit rules for your safety and the safety of your loved ones. Obedience now bitch and moan later.