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SomeIconoclast wrote (edited )

A lot of US pop-culture props up the "freedom fighter that breaks the rules in order to do what's right" as an ideal consistently within most action-oriented entertainment. But people who like that sort of black-and-white narrative piss and shit themselves when mobs of angry people start firebombing cop cars within the meatspace.

It gets really fucked up when this is applied to cops, feds, and soldiers. Think "the cool anti-hero that's willing to do what his by-the-book superiors won't and get the job done" and then all of a sudden government black-sites are cool because "the ends justify the means, trust me I've seen 24; The government has to break its own rules and regulations to keep us safe."