We've had literal decades of far too much dystopian fiction featuring police dressed in body armour, wearing masks, and brutalising people. This is universally depicted as not a good thing. You'd think more people would maybe get the hint that when the actual police are so frequently like this, they aren't a good thing either.

Like, it's not even covert either. Hunger Games, for instance, was super popular and the idea of police-state-where-rich-people-overindulge-while-poor-people-are-horribly-oppressed is baked into the storyline. If you can look at stories like these, then look at the real world with its vast class disparity and the way the police have behaved protests all across the world, and still not see any parallels at all? It's not even privilege anymore. It's just wanton ignorance.

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@InvaderXan white people: "clearly this fictional riot cop is a metaphor for liberals and minorities oppressing me specifically."

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@bunnyjane OMG I swear they actually think like that wtf

Once again I feel like shouting "THEY WERE A CRITIQUE, NOT A BLOODY ROADMAP!!"

@InvaderXan And in Demolition Man where the police are nice and friendly, it was played as a joke on how that doesn't work at all and what you really need is a Huxleyian barbarian man from the past to demolish everything.

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