Bureaucracy

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Interest ofDavid Graeber

Bureacracy means "rule by office", a word coined in 1818.[1]'

David Graeber suggests that although the concept was openly ridiculed in the 1970s it has become so ubiquitous as to go unnoticed nowadays. He writes that bureaucracies “are not themselves forms of stupidity so much as they are ways of organizing stupidity — of managing relationships that are already characterized by extremely unequal structures of imagination, which exist because of the existence of structural violence. This is why even if a bureaucracy is created for entirely benevolent reasons, it will still produce absurdities.” [2]

"Bureaucratic paranoia"

Peter Dale Scott observes in The Road To 9/11 that “Having worked briefly in the Canadian bureaucracy, I have observed that bureaucratic debate where power is involved tends to favor paranoid or worst-case analyses, especially those that justify budget and bureaucratic growth. Today's bureaucratic paranoia has indeed been institutionalized by what has been popularized as Vice President Cheney's 1% doctrine:- Even if there is just a 1% of the unimaginable coming due, act as if it is a certainty. It's not about our analysis, as Cheney said, it's about our response. Justified or not, fact based or not, our response is what matters. As to evidence, the bar was set so low that the word itself almost didn't apply. If there was even a 1% chance of terrorists getting a weapon of mass destruction, the United States must act now as if it were a certainty. This doctrine is a license for untrammeled expansion of the secret deep state.” [3]

 

A Document by Bureaucracy

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:TPP-Investment-Chapter.pdfdraft chapter26 March 2015Trans-Pacific PartnershipThe investment chapter draft of the proposed TPP Treaty

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Latoya AbbottEvent 201 participant; her innovative methods increased vaccine uptake in hospital workers
John AsheFormer Chairman of the UN GA who died a conveniently timed and unusual death before he was due to testify in court.
José BaselgaChief medical scientist at Covid-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca dies at 61.
Civil service
John CorsonPart of the US governing set, in and out of government,academia and private business.
Matthew DonovanUnited States Air Force veteran and government official
Anna Ekström
Scott GottliebFood and Drug Administration leader, then over to Pfizer.
Carla HaydenUS Librarian of Congress
Deborah HersmanInvestigated collision of two Washington Metro trains and over 25 major transportation incidents.
Kathleen HicksUS deputy secretary of defense since 2021, where she will lead the modernization of nuclear weapons. Also on the 2020 CSIS High-Level Panel on Vaccine Confidence and Misinformation.
Reed HundtFederal Communications Commission Chairman, then consultancy firm McKinsey and Covington & Burling
Arnaud JacometThe final Secretary-General of the Western European Union
Gregory JaczkoUS nuclear bureaucrat taking safety concerns too seriously, forced to resign by nuclear lobby.
Deborah Lee James30 years of senior homeland and national security bureaucratic and administrative experience in the U.S. federal government and the private sector.
Roger W. JonesGovernment official that served seven United States Presidents in various capacities.
Fleur JustLeader of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office sponsored NGO
Robert KaremAdvisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, Eric Cantor and CIA-director Mike Pompeo
Martin KnuchelTook part in Event 201 as crisis manager for Lufthansa
Marcel LettreWas principal intelligence advisor to the US Secretary of Defense
James LoyCoast Guard and Homeland Security boss who went over to Lockheed-Martin
Brian P. McKeonWorked for Joe Biden for decades. Executive secretary of the National Security Council.
Michael Mertes
James N. MillerUnder Secretary of Defense for Policy 2012-2014
David Morse
NHS EnglandOversees the budget, planning, delivery and day-to-day operation of the commissioning side of the NHS
James Quello"A pawn of the radio and broadcasting industry".
John RoodMilitary-industrial complex. Responsible for the implementation of the 2018 National Defense Strategy worldwide.
Gayle E. SmithUSAID leader
John SteelmanWhite House Chief of Staff for Harry S. Truman
Achim Steiner
Nobuo TanakaExecutive Director of the International Energy Agency
Takeshi WatanabeFather of the Asian Development Bank. First Asia Pacific Chairman of the Trilateral Commission
Christine WormuthUS military bureaucrat who helped prepare the ground for more aggressive posture on Russia and China.


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