One of the biggest questions myself and friends ask is why someone like Garp, and other honorable Marines, would ever support such a corrupt institition like the World Government. The WG literally exists with the sole purpose of expanding and maintaining the power of a small elite, the Celestial Dragons, who are given the freedom to do anything they please. The laws of WG do not apply to them, and the free to kill, rape, kidnap, and enslave anyone they desire. So many fans of the series would naturally ask how can Garp or Smoker or anyone else justify their service to WG. Every day they uphold and defend an inherently unjust system the has ruined many lives, despite claiming to be the embodiment of justice. But there are two things people should keep in mind, reasons that I think explain how they vould justify their service. 1. Imagine a world with no World Government and no Navy. Look at Whitebeard's home or Wano. That's what happens to countries with no real protection and no allies. Should the WG collapse, EVERY country could potentially end up like Wano. Furthermore, there is no indication that an alternative is better. There is no indication that the Revolutionaries are any fairer or more just. 2. There are far more pirates in the world than Celestial Dragons. Its easy to forget that most pirates are not like Luffy. Pirates like Kaido and Blackbeard have committed atrocities that are just as bad if not worse than the Nobles, and on a much larger scale. While the Marines might despise them, there are only probably a few hundred Celestial Dragons, as opposed to hundreds of thousand or millions of pirates (and counting). Its clear that the rulers and citizens of the individual nations agree with this, as they choose to pay tribute to the Dragons rather than be at the mercy of pirates (and the incidents in Alabasta and Dressrosa show they still arent safe). It's easy for us to forget that the threats that citizens face in the world of One Piece are much different than what we as readers experience in our world. The world of One Piece is chaotic and violent. If your hometown was frequently raided by pirates, you may just willing to tolerate the rule of cruel and evil individuals in exchange for protection. I love the portrayal of the Navy. Its not an evil organization, but an organization run by flawed men and women who are just trying to protect whats dear to them. I think we as fans should try more often to be empathetic towards them when we discuss their relationship with those they serve.