Apr 16, 2014

Bureaucracy will kill terrorism

It is certainly no good idea to employ google translate to read the only german post on this blog - the one dealing with the platonic love between science and bureaucracy: 'the best of all worlds'. You might otherwise have got the impression of a verbal terrorist attack reading the stuff coming out of the google-garble fed with the first lines. Look: 'bureaucrats seem to be driving for unlimited harassment in jealousy and resentment'.
(This in mind, the admission of google to scan all emails to generate a user-profile that allows for more meaningful ad-targeting is - well - scary.)
But it also does no justice to the bureaucrats - scientific or otherwise. They can be quite helpful when harassing the right people.
Terrorist organizations' humble aspirations to change the world and the unfallible hyperinflated egos of their selfdeclared masterminds are not as much threatened by military responses but rather by bureaucracy, as Jacob N. Shapiro explains in his book The terrorist's dilemma'. If you are a terrorist psychopath about to send a 7 year old kid taped with explosives on a mission to blow herself up in a schoolbus, you might get a bit edgy when you have to file a travel-form, collect receipts and justify the choice of duct tape over some cheaper brand. Remember, the extent of their stupidity is still topped by their amazing capacity for combined self-pitty and vanity.
And now back to the lab.