Politics and police forces are jobs people should be drafted in to.
People who actually want those jobs should not be let within 100 feet of them.
Doesn't matter. The job corrupts anyone who gets near it.
True. Do you think it corrupts immediately? I'd be in for there being a defined time limit one can work those jobs.
Had me being an asshole inside of 9 months. Which is why I quit.
Let's say 6 months, then. Each role has 2 people filling it per year.
Given the context in our society in which our police force exists, it would take two weeks for new draftees to be functionally corrupt.
Interestingly, you could say the same thing about racism.
Much of what I don't like about the Twitter/tumblr approach to racism, adolescent radical posturing and idiocy aside, is that it seems to assume that racism is a matter of bad intentions, and that good intentions (ie; "privilege checking") can help overcome racism.
However, racism in America is a structural problem, where good intentions or conduct literally don't matter, because it's inscribed into the functioning of the system. Like the Slate journalist Jamelle Bouie said: