Bureaucracies and committees have a much firmer grasp on
"reality" because they sometimes have expensive, authoritative
looking letterhead on which to send "facts" to "citizens"
(read consumers) to accept as true without question.
Bureaucrats can conceptualize things in such a way as
to get around certain details that might otherwise hamper a program or
initiative. (programs and initiatives which must be implemented, regardless of
usefulness) They have ground away the edges of constricting parameters like
logic, common sense, and practicality to such a degree that redefining the
meaning of words in order to fit pliable, optional "facts" into rigid,
logic-like policies is not only an option, it is the ONLY option.
I am the author of 8 books: Android Down, Firewood for Cannibals, Brain Giblets, The Cubicles of Madness, Booze and News, Get Your Zen On, Zen Happens, and most recently, Robot Stories. I live and write in Michigan.
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