They've got sophisticated reasons why your regression is all wrong.
It was a regression, the triumph of a latent aristocratic gene that resides in the heart of humanity when democracies get lazy.
Worst of all, they elide the obvious point that all revolts fluctuate between periods of progress and regression.
regression re·gres·sion (rĭ-grěsh'ən)
A subsidence of the symptoms of a disease.
A relapse of symptoms.
Reversion to an earlier or less mature pattern of feeling or behavior.
Relapse to a less perfect or developed state.
The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
The relationship between the mean value of a random variable and the corresponding values of one or more independent variables.