Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Ask, and it shall be given you" - Evil Bureaucracy Everywhere


Evil Bureaucracy Everywhere

What type of people were abhorred by Christ Jesus?

First of all, rich men, and then professionals of religion and the elite in society.  From a king to a petty official, persons in the positions of any political power are abhorred by Christ Jesus.  Today, especially elite bureaucrats who fall in this category are all the more influential on the general public openly or covertly.

When Haruki Madarame was recently interviewed by The Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper, he mentioned his experiences in this regard he encountered as chairman of a certain governmental committee to supervise the Japanese nuclear energy industry.

It looks like an episode before the occurrence of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.  When Madarame could not agree to an issue or a decision an elite official of a nuclear related agency of Japan put forward to him, the official intimidated him, saying, "Mr. Chairman, then we will stop providing information for you."

The committee Mr. Madarame presided over had regulatory power and authority.  He was in a position to supervise activities of nuclear-related agencies of the Japanese Government.  But elite bureaucrats knew a method of reversely controlling Mr. Madarame.

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, Madarame suddenly became a person in the news.  Many people blamed him, since he could not guide the nuclear industry sufficiently professionally to prevent the accident.  He was forced to answer every severe question in official sessions held in the Japanese parliament, called the Diet.

To the general public of Japan at the time, the most responsible persons for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident were top executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), then prime minister Naoto Kan, and chairman of the Nuclear Safety Committe of Japan Haruki Madarame.

However, Madarame testified that elite bureaucrats were also responsible or more responsible.  After the accident, they ran away, shifting all of their responsibilities to Madarame and the operator TEPCO.

Indeed, even staff of TEPCO complained that those elite officials of government agencies had requested many meaningless reports and applications from TEPCO for years before the accident.  When TEPCO engineers tried to apply a minor change to a nuclear facility, they were requested to file many papers and forms to regulatory agencies.  But, most of officials in those agencies had not good knowledge about the nuclear engineering.

And in fact, no elite bureaucrats were blamed for the nuclear accident to be reprimanded or demoted.  They have really succeeded in running away.

So, in any countries, elite bureaucrats must be keenly monitored and supervised, since power and authority they have are far larger than the general public assume.

However, one of major reasons why ISIS gained momentum and has acquired formidable military power and political influences around Iraq and Syria is that the US military forces had almost completely destroyed the bureaucratic system of the Saddam Hussein regime through the War on Terror.

It is indeed difficult to make the best use of bureaucracy.  We have to at least remember that Christ Jesus hated it even in Jerusalem 2000 years ago.

Truly, we have to be careful, since it is thought that key members of ISIS are ex-elite bureaucrats or military officials of the Iraq Government ruled by Saddam Hussein and the Baath party.

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Luk 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.