You aren’t “softening” what I said.
I began by saying this is a basic truth about HUMAN BEINGS. I said that I learned firsthand our “enemies” aren’t mostly evil people, but people who do/did horrid things because someone told them to and/or paid them to. I then said cops and soldiers are not exempt from this predominant behavior pattern of the human race. I am not interested in excusing hypothetical “classes” of people’s motives. I don’t know my next door neighbor’s motives. He’s a state trooper and an infantry combat veteran. Nice enough fella. But I would not DARE to presume I know what makes him tick.