One has only to listen to Nazi war criminals to see the evil that can be accomplished by beauracracy.
To the committed Nazis, the worst possible fault was inefficiency. Inefficiency made them ashamed. Industrial methodical systematic extermination of 12,000 human beings each day was a good work if done efficiently with a white linen uniform and boots shined like mirrors.
Gas chambers in the primeval forest.
All of them, when captured, excused themselves for two reasons:
We didn’t think about it. It was a process to be performed.
It was orders. There were many superiors above me and others below me.The organization simply functioned. I am not to blame.
Everyone could pass blame to someone else and no one was responsible.This is the defining feature of all beauracracy.
Do we truly want more beaureacratic structure anywhere? In our churches?
Of course, faceless beauracracy was not the sole cause. There was another factor in the Nazi’s astonishing ability to cooly slaughter millions. Their culture had, decades before, quietly become post-Christian. And when the rejection of Christianity created a void, demonic hordes rushed in.
Faceless government micromanagement and backs turned against God. Those two elements create the capacity for hell on earth. The loss of an effective ethical system allows people to do any evil without conscience, and beauracracy provides the smooth mechanism to commit any task.
God help us in our march down a road far too much travelled.
You may be surprised where Hitler got some of his worst ideas from:
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Bravo on your post. It is thorough and well stated. Thanks for commenting!
Why would I be surprised? These same “progressive” visionaries haven’t changed, here or anywhere else. You forgot to mention the truly successful accomplishment of Ms. Sanger and the other eugenicists: legal abortion on demand.
I could point out that although some wackos in the U.S. dreamed of some of the methods of the Nazis, those methods never saw the light of day here. We had not yet rejected wholesale our accountability to God or the belief that we are answerable to moral absolutes, (as Germany had).
But then I would have to admit that we have travelled much farther down the same road as the Nazis: with the right marketing strategies, the tenets of the feminist religion, and our backs to God, we have done nearly as well at murdering innocents. Over 50 million so far.