Do you really think it’s your place to dictate who can or cannot have an opinion about this topic?
I guess disabled people and mentally ill people shouldn’t talk about the portrayal of police in media because they’re not really affected by it. Even though a lot of the people that get murdered by police officers in the US are disabled or mentally ill. Oh, and don’t forget about the autistic people that cops harm too, you’ve got to silence their voice while you’re at it as well.
What about all of the poor people that police steal from constantly? Did you know that police are the most successful thieves in the US? They actually steal more property than criminals do now, thanks the the widespread adoption of civil asset forfeiture laws, which allow police to target innocent people and steal from them simply for being under suspicion of a crime. Let’s make sure that we ignore them too.
And finally, this is probably most important for your position, let’s make sure we dismiss the opinions of anyone who doesn’t already agree with you and validate your position. Like any black people who talk about how good it is to see real representation of the issues affecting them on a series like B99. You do realize the post that started off this argument had a post by a black person talking about how important it was to see an episode that had such a powerful message about the necessity of police to fight racism in the police force, presented in a way that had exactly nothing to do with any white feelings on the matter, right?
I suppose I should validate you and erase that person’s opinion too.
You see, when you write something like this you betray your actual agenda, which is just to silence anyone that doesn’t support your view. You don’t want anyone to be able to talk if they aren’t going to agree with you.
And that, frankly, isn’t just childish, it’s offensive. You’re being kinda gross. Do better, stop being an asshole to people and maybe stop and realize you need to learn something about what words like propaganda mean. Don’t jump on every internet bandwagon you think will give you a sense of belonging and validation if you parrot everything they say. It’s better to think for yourself and compose your own arguments and work to not erase the voices of the people around you, instead of acting like a petty child who needs to win an argument.
Plus, if you can do that and actually construct a real argument, one that’s respectful of other people, as to why B99 is problematic? I will be the first person to listen to you and validate your argument. If it holds up. But you need to build it well and you need to build it ethically. Otherwise it’s just more divisive immature trash and deserves to be thrown out as such.