Re: Couldn't have said it better myself
Its full of job justifiers, desparate to appear like they are doing something. Building little enclaves and empires, expanding remits, etc. It's like a large conglomerate or multinational, only 100x worse.
Plus all the paid lobbyists giving away free meals (star of restaurant and meal time defining how important you are), peddling influence in a huge circle jerk.
How is the different to any other human endeavour that involves more than one person?
Self-serving, empire-building bureaucracies exist at all levels, national, state/provincial/county, city, district, town, school, social clubs, political parties, marriages, sports clubs, friend circles, business circles, companies, small-businesses, non-profits, NGOs, religious organisations. Everything.
It only ever seems bad when it's not your empire, not your group, that is in control.