*yanks C_B's chain sneakily* If you weren't tethered by these shackles, no one would ever be tempted to tug at your chain, you, fettered Bear. (I love your nick-name. It makes for some good – or bad – jokes).
Yes, but there's the important dimension that you are trapped because of some kind of nightmare of malevolent bureaucracy. Thus, it could conceivably apply to one of Kafka's protagonists, but you wouldn't say that Prometheus being stuck on a rock having his liver eaten anew every night was a Catch 22 situation.