In Australia, their police drama currently is Cops L.A.C. (Local Area Command), in Britain it is Law & Order UK. In Canada the popular police procedural is Flashpoint, while in the United States, the one that jumps out is NCIS Los Angeles.
What is consistant about all four of these dramas is the underlying philosophy. We are the good guys, they are the bad guys. It is our mission to get them in their place by any means necessary, including killing them. All four of these dramas have killed bad guys.
Why this story line is so consistant is that the underlying societies have a hierarchical nature, starting with childhood raisings similiar to "Children should be seen and not heard". In other words, the powerful have the authority and everybody else must stay in their place.
This philosophy fluttered down this week from the Chicago Board of Trade when the people who saw themselves as superior told everybody else to sit down and shut up, or they would take the jobs of the protestors. This is not an empty threat.
It became apparent in the last 15 years, since the middle of the Clinton Administration, that the powers that bee gave up on bringing the world up to our standards. Instead they found it easier to drive down the cost of American Labor, and every move they have made in these last 15 years, since GATT, Nafta, and "Welfare Reform" has followed that endeavor.
Driving down labor costs, while gaining an ever tighter grip on the economy and public information has had one goal - the same that is in the police dramas I lead with. We are the good guys because we have almost all the wealth and information, and you are the bad guys. We determine who among you is worthy of joining us, and how much we are willing to allow you to make.
The rest of you we have to keep in your place by whatever means necessary. What amuses me about this is that when we were children, we were told that communists ran their world this way. And so we're no longer chasing the Reds because the Republicans have become the Reds, as in the red states they control.
Was that analogy an accident? And is the world being controlled by the modern equivalent of superiors running a central government?