The American Bureaucrat
Today we recognize the vast accumulations of bureaucrats around America. There are tens of millions of them. Actually we cannot even count how many because they don’t just work for government anymore; although that group alone measures over 22 million. They work for private firms doing the governments business; they dominate education and health care doing the governments business. Entire professions – accounting, law and academia are now populated with and dominated by bureaucrats. They work for each other and they spew out more rules and more conflicting controls over the American people than can even be documented or measured. Here are what folk over the years have had to say about them:
“Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.” Albert Einstein. We start our famous people quotes about bureaucracy and bureaucrats with Einstein for two reasons: one, he was a bureaucrat (briefly) and; two, even our freedom and bureaucracy loving (that by the way is an example of an oxymoron) liberal friends haven’t disrespected Einstein yet.
“Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.” Honore de Balzac. We doubt that Honore meant to disparage small people in this observations. If so we apologize to our readers for a serious political correctness mistake on our part. But we include Honore because he may be the only Frenchman in history who didn’t like bureaucracy and bureaucrats.
“Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need. Bill Maher. We threw this one in for two reasons also – one, our many liberal readers love this unattractive guy and; two, it is an indirect observation from one more liberal fool knocking bureaucracies. TheFundamentals asks, "Why do they support them if they can’t stand them?"
“The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.” Eugene McCarthy – liberal from the 60’s and 70’s. Cripes, Gene couldn’t even get this right. “The only thing that saves us from bureaucracy is no bureaucracy!” - TheFundamentals, December 2011.
We close with this view of bureaucracy:
Even the government bureaucracy (BLS) says they seldom go away! We ask this one question? Do bureaucrats believe in reincarnation? Because if they don’t, what kind of person would choose to waste their only life being a bureaucrat? This question may be the most important question ever raised in any blog or essay during the first decade of the 21st century. Think about it, what motivates people to waste their only life telling others what to do instead of getting about the business of doing something with their life? Is this the flaw in human evolution that will result in our ultimate demise?