The last speeches by Mubarrak and Gaddafi are very revealing, says CyberShrink.
As we watched the last days of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarrak, at no time did he seem to actually grasp the seriousness of his situation. Indeed, he displayed an error common among individuals and couples with serious life problems, as well as autocrats. Rather than accept the discomfort of recognising the situation and changing failed tactics, they choose to do the same thing, only louder or harder, and seem puzzled to find that it still doesn't work. They haven't needed to develop a healthy repertoire of methods.