Anon say I have a time machine and I just invented it and I choose to use that time machine without asking you whether it's a good idea.
I go back to, say, 1885, because I'm Doc fuckin' Brown, right? 1885.
You can already look up everything I did in the past. You can look it up before I ever leave; I have no free will and must do the things that I will already have done in the past when I get there, because they already happened.
So next I go to the future. Not far; just the middle of next week. You're dead now. Nothing you do matters; you have no choice but to run on the rails set for you. If I had any free will, which I don't because my past is already set in stone like yours, I'd pity you. Instead I just go on doing what I was already going to have done because when I traveled through time, I destroyed your ability to be alive. You have no free will because I went to next week to get the lottery numbers.
Now imagine you've got no free will. Imagine I traveled in time to whenever I went and you're just a meat puppet running on a pre-ordained script. So are the orphans. So are the widows. So are the poor people starving slowly to death. None of them are alive, because none of them have any free will. Their lives are ordained. It doesn't matter by whom; questions are for those who have free will. It's easy to ask questions when you've got agency, but it's impossible if you don't. You can't suffer without free will; you can't know pain, or misery, or injustice - because there is no such thing as injustice if there is no free will. There's no justice, only the script.
Now, imagine that you had free will, but it was taken away, and you knew that you'd had it, and that you'd lost it, and went on living your life unable to complain, or scream, or explain the injustice of it. And everybody else knew it too, and none of them could say anything either. That's life under Doom; Emperor Doom is just a really on-the-nose explanation of how dictatorships work.