Ask for forgiveness not permission
I was raised catholic. It is a well know 'fact' that if you pray for a new bike god will not grant it, but if you steal a bike and pray for forgiveness it is immediate results, your a absolved from your sin. Loyalty is key with dictators.
Most insane leaders work that way.
Ask for a handout and they shit in your hand, but if you're are a loyal sycophant you can literally get away with murder.
They don't require you to ask permission...just to follow orders.
Well alright then!