says that, because he was a police officer, he "was an obvious target and was baited whenever it seemed safe to do so." For example, he was tripped once by a Burman on the football field and the referee, also a Burman, ignored it while the crowd laughed. This happened to him numerous times. In addition, he says that insults were "hooted after" him whenever he went anywhere, but only as long as those insulting him felt that they were at a safe distance from him. He even feels that even the Buddhist priests would jeer at him and other Europeans because the priests had nothing better to do.
However, Orwell also feels that imperialism is evil and that he got to see "the dirty work" of the empire close up as a result of his job. He felt that he was stuck between his hate for the British Empire, whose cruelty he cannot personally endorse, and his hate for the Burmese, who made him miserable and his job "impossible." He is, therefore, victimized by the British government in less obvious ways. He hates his job, and he feels a tremendously "intolerable sense of guilt" in having to do his job, seeing the prisoners who have been locked up in cages, the scars they carry from having been flogged, and so on.