I used to push a primered shell through a block of Gulfwax paraffin to shoot through my K frame 38. Delightful. But outside. Not in the house. The primer smoke is full of lead, and your lungs and blood are just waiting to absorb it. Don't shoot 'em in the house. It will actually make your kid (and you) stupid.
That's all that tyranny is: it's not in a personality; it's a set of circumstances. It's being trapped with your enemy in a limited space– a country or a family– where the balance of power between you is unequal and the weaker one has no recourse.