It's interesting to me that there is no record of temptation prior to this. It seems that only when Jesus became a threat did the temptations begin.
Mohandas Gandhi spoke of this, "First they ignore us, then they laugh at us, then they fight us, then we win."
It isn't ideas that bring the push back, be it from Satan, an oppressive regime, or a management set on denying workers a voice.
When a group of people stand up and become activist, that's when the push back comes. This is true in Syria and in Norwich, CT.
A people compelled to action cannot be silenced anymore than Jesus or Gandhi could.