Nothing offends American cops and soldiers more than a non-agent killing. They call it “playing God.” Under the current system, only authorized agents may play God.
Their indignity when one of their own dies is quite delicious. Their celebration when they kill a “bad guy” is equally raucious. Whooping and high-fives are often performed.
Life has a manner of symmetry. A rich man has a great deal of power due to his money. A poor man can acquire the same amount of power, but only by…..…. taking on alot of risk. One man has money, the other balls.
The power over life and death is the closest a man can come to God-hood. The state tries, but they can’t stop individual men from seizing this power on their own.
Do cops and soldiers miss it when this power is taken from them, during retirement? Absolutely. This is part of why retirement is hard for them. They become just ordinary citizens.
It has not been understood by the mass of WNs how “crime” may be a means of self-development, like art or theater. The higher the penalty, the greater the growth.
Most WNs today still accept the system’s valuation of good and evil. This is the ultimate reason why they fail.