Why must bureaucracy rule the world?

Everyone bangs on about equality - but in my experience the world is 1% culture, and 99% number-crunching: even the Arts have been colonized by parasites obsessed with money and figures, number-crunchers who stick their stinking fingers into every pie, to quantify and split everything into profits and losses, data and statistics - maintaining the stats but destroying the soul. No, it is not true that we need these people for society's good - they only do the jobs to keep roofs over their heads and could easily be replaced. As children we are imaginative, at what point do we become robots? School children do not fantasize about becoming payroll managers or data input clerks - they dream of being singers, footballers or Hollywood stars! They do not have posters of Local Government officials on their walls - but of popstars or historical icons. Does this not tell us that boring grey-suited morons are not to admired? Does this not tell us that the dull and ignorant bureaucrats are second best? Who decided that bean-counters should be well paid? Why not discourage pen-pushing just like drug-dealing or house burglary? It causes more problems than the two combined - and for every criminal s*****g we can be sure there will be a pen-pushing solicitor working out ways to defend them. Even bureaucrats, when they get home from work, will watch films or sports, or even read books - do they not see, then, that it is the Arts, and the imaginative pleasures of life that are important, not their soulless bean-counting? Why should civil servants dictate school budgets? Why should efficiency count more than cultural worth? Why can it not be artists and poets who enjoy influence and freedom, while nit-picking statisticians are trampled in the dirt? It cannot be said that figures and bureaucracy have benefited the world - all our institutions are outdated and corrupt, and have led to financial collapse! Ever since Ancient times expression has been stifled and distrusted, and life has been sliced and segmented into graphs, charts and numbers. When people talk about the Holocaust, one of the most horrific elements is almost always acknowledged to have been the notorious efficiency with which it was administered - as with all horrendous dictatorships. Why, then, should this pedantry be admired when it appertains to thick, mumbling, monosyllabic clerks and tax inspectors? Why are people unable to attend drama school and arts classes due to prohibitive costs, whereas any oaf can clamber into admin? Why must hospital clerks often "earn" more than nurses - even though the clerks would ditch their jobs tomorrow if they won the lottery, while nurses are often loyally committed? Why must people who are educated and intelligent take instructions from bean-counters who have never even read a book? Why must vital care homes and dialysis units be closed down on the orders of bean-counters, when the great figures of humanity such as Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King have shown that it is quality, not quantity, that matters - and decency, thought and love, instead of cold efficiency, that make the most positive difference? Why must the world be strangled by bureaucracy?

Asked By: Z - 5/24/2010
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Why must bureaucracy rule the world? Because we are no longer small tribal communities that directly barter the products of our livelihood for the products of others' livelihoods. I could do a whole history lesson of agronomy based cultures and the rise of accountancy and banking, but I don't think that is what you... More
Answered By: golgafrincham - 5/25/2010
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Nature abhors a vacuum. That's why bureaucracies suck. Your best bet is to try and control the bureaucracy for good. It's a long shot to be sure, but it's really the only option you have, because that train is going to leave the station regardless, with or without you.
Answered By: righteousjohnson - 5/24/2010
Thank you for this question. Statism must die.
Answered By: Buttfresh Lova Lova - 5/24/2010
no one else wants to (to much paperwork)
Answered By: Harry - 5/24/2010
because society, as a whole, have lost its will to change old habits. we all complain about just what you are describing, in some point in our lives, but several reasons keep us from ever making a significant re-vamp of the bureaucratized socio-economic machine... More
Answered By: Chris - 5/24/2010
It mustn't it only does so because there isn't a lot of people like you and me. When the masses wake up, or well take control and change things, it will remain this way.
Answered By: Kaznaii - 5/24/2010
The topic you hand us over for discussion is very vast and quite ill-defined. As you can see, most people here blame it on some institution or current which they see as the greatest evil of all-- for some it's statism, for others it's capitalism... For me it could be financialization or simply the yet unnamed social... More
Answered By: Always Right - 5/24/2010
How much people earn really has no logical basis. You can study salaries over the centuries and find wide discrepancies between earnings and skills, education, riskiness, etc.
Answered By: JL - 5/27/2010
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