As far as I know, intolerant, thin-skinned, anti-intellectual educators have been around for… well, forever. What has changed is the Orwellian nature of their reaction to dissent.
A “police officer” is a person who commits the act of policing; of enforcing legislation for political bullies in exchange for stolen money. “Police” is not the person, it is the set of behaviors the person commits. This is why it isn’t “collectivist” to admit there are no good cops.
Am I bothered that Donald Trump only “paid” $750 in taxes in some specific years? That’s like asking if I’m bothered that some billionaire only donated $750 to ISIS, Antifa, or to the KKK.
It’s about cops being out of control. It’s about the evil and destructive policy of “qualified immunity”. It’s about the evil practice of no-knock raids, and the expectation that people sit quietly and allow violent intruders to invade their homes without opposition. It’s about the demand that you sit and die peacefully instead of shooting back at bad guys who are kicking in your door with guns drawn. And it’s about prohibition.
The people who refuse to control themselves and the people who refuse to defend themselves from those individuals who refuse to control themselves are a real problem.
Is it “exploitation” if you hire me, we both agree on how much you will pay me, and you profit from our arrangement so that you can continue to afford to pay me, and maybe expand the business and hire some others, and possibly make some money for yourself, too?
I don’t feel the need to be governed. I guess I never have.
I don’t need a president, so I don’t support presidential candidates. However, from observation, I have a suspicion about the future based on how I expect the followers of those candidates to behave in case of a loss. Or a “win”.
These days I am feeling a sort of bitter vindication as I look out at the world being destroyed by states and politics.
If you are being chased by people who are presenting a credible threat and you shoot and kill some of them, you didn’t commit murder. You didn’t do anything wrong.