You can't blame some citizens for considering the overall validity of the title conjecture, given our current context.
I wonder how long it takes, on average, for the average local cop on the beat - fresh out of a police academy - to become aware of, let alone come to grips with, the default institutional lobbying that comes from perennial class competition, whether overt or "Innocent Fraud".
Given current edu conditions, the bulk of our citizens seem to remain politically naive for most of their lives, so there's no reason to expect the bulk of police officers to catch on much faster, if ever.
Progress requires much more organizational effort to get all citizens on the same page, and realizing that we're all in this together.
There's so much to gain from social coordination (teamwork), and each year we've less to lose.
Meanwhile, it's still true that adversarial approaches are unlikely to work. In fact, they'll play into classic methods for confusing, dividing & conquering electorates by default, i.e., narrow business lobbies & politics as usual. Here's yet another example.
In response, a contact wrote:
"The police exist to maintain the divide between the upper class and everyone else. Nothing more."I'm not the only one wondering why the FBI action against Ross Ulbricht & Silk Road was such a priority.
Especially given persistent unemployment levels, student loan debt, poor K-12 schools*, white collar crime, blue collar crime, etc, etc.
Not to mention money laundering & other financial terrorism by Wall St. banks
* Compare schools today with Sam Adam's early education, 200+ years ago. Read it and weep.
"Sam Adams, like five of the fifty-six signers of the Declarations of Independence, attended Boston Latin School [at ~age 7]. Required reading at the Boston Latin School for a student's first four years included Aesop's Fables, one of the first of which is a tale of a wolf who devoured a lamb despite the lamb's refutation of all the wolf's accusations against him. The moral of the story, according to Aesop, is that 'The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.' ...
In years five through seven of the school, students progressed to reading letters, essays and orations of the Roman politician Marcus Tullius Cicero. ...
[Subsequently,] Sam Adams entered Harvard in 1736 at age 14."
Which was normal for that day, at least for motivated families in and around Boston. So why isn't a similar educational rate "normal" today? After all, a human mind is a terrible thing to waste, and so is a national group mind.