This morning while having breakfast at a rural McDonalds, I was listening to this gaggle of high school girls at the next table. It seems that they were all at a party the previous night, and were performing an after-action review. It seems that at 3:00 A,M, or there-abouts, one of the girl’s boyfriend put his arm around the neck and his hand on the shoulder of one of the other girls. The guy’s girlfriend was apparently passed out on the couch (things are fuzzy here) when this happened. After a short discussion, they all agreed that 911 (the emergency phone number to summon the police) should have been called.
So let us review the situation. A guy late night at a party puts his arm around a girl, hypothetically causing the girls to bring in the police. The police represent the power of the state. And the state is the only entity legally allowed to do violence. These girls had somehow gotten it into their heads that the force to do violence of the state was at their beck and call (only perhaps a slight exaggeration). How did this happen? What have these girls been told? What have they learned by watching? Is this view widespread among the youngest generation?