I think you may well be right on both counts. Power, once gained through a good crisis, is not voluntarily given back.
AND the human animal and spirit will respond in ways that it always has, like plant sprouts cracking concrete.
We will have two tiers of compliance, with one being underground, as is often the case in history. Hell, the elites have been caught living the elite life, per usual, during lockdown. No reason not to expect others to rebound in speak easy, key party fashion.
Do you like trashy thriller novels, J? If so, I might have one that’s right up your alley.