" Uma said that this was the repressed parts, “beasts” even, that come to be tamed by the “master” (her). That it all comes out because of the magical “magnified field” of Uma herself."
When small children (and not so small children) are unsupervised, look how often bullying ensues.
Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment demonstrates what happens when
people are randomly assigned to either dominant role or submissive roles and then
(key ingredient!) are socially isolated cut off from the norms that govern
conventional behavior, which includes limits to nasty behavior.
Zimbardo's subjects were informed in advance that they could leave at any time. All of them forgot they were free to leave.
A visit from an outsider (one of Zimbardo's graduate students) ended the Prison Experiment earlier than anticipated. The graduate student was horror striken
by the condition of the subjects and forced Zimbardo to understand that matters had gone too far.
In the actual study, Professor Zimbardo's former graduate student (and future wife) Christina Maslash confronted him and said that by taking on the role of prison superintendent, he had become indifferent to the suffering of his participants. He then realized that she was right and announced that he would end the experiment the next day
Sounds like Uma's minions can create social isolation. Add in a belief system that states that Uma is infallible and that she cannot be judged by conventional rules of ethics--- its a recipe for trouble.