Our police are being given paramilitary training and powers that are completely out of line with their duty to serve and protect, but much more in keeping with a mission to subdue and suppress.
That is only a small part of what the Northern Gaijin has to say in his important post, but it is an important point.
For some, “freedom” always did mean freedom to exploit and dominate. What the non-elite may one day realize once again, is that this does not translate into freedom for them. On the other hand, this may no longer matter to most people.