Democracy? But where. A large state has only one effective form of governance - totalitarian dictators, who decide without debate and clearly what is "right" and what is "wrong"…
It's creeping slowly but surely. The dictatorship of the new age. A dictatorship without a large dictator, but a dictatorship with a large number of small dictators. A dictatorship playing for free democracy. A dictatorship that almost no one notices: Bureaucratorship.
What is Bureaucratorship? It is government of unelected officials. I do not mean the "ala Fisher" government now, but the government of all those tax officials. A government of bureaucrats that no one knows. A government of bureaucrats who are not accountable to anyone.
How can officials rule? After all, they can only do what the law allows them to do.
Imagine that every regulation and every single procedure from every single state office or state institution, all of which would have to be approved by parliament. The state has hundreds of offices, thousands of officials. It is not even in the operational capacity of the parliament currently do something like that. There are an incredible quantity of authorities, officials and the resulting regulations and rules. In fact, officials decide many specific matters of our lives themselves, without control. He holds incredible power in his hands.
Nor would it change the fact that every official regulation has to go through parliament - as has already been said, it would be difficult for parliament. MEPs would vote on all these decisions "In a block," that is, without any further examination. The approval of a bureaucratic regulation would become a mere formality. Nothing would change about the whole thing.
However, if, under no circumstances at present, Parliament is in a position to control bureaucratic decision-making and to control it, unless officials may not care about the elected representatives of the citizens in their decision-making, that is the only thing - politicians, "people's representatives", but bureaucrats no longer rule.
A system where the "people", ie the "demos", do not rule, is logically not democratic. Like a system where there is no truly free market, it is logically not "free market". So what system do we live in?
We are not ruled by "people", but by bureaucrats. We do not live in a democracy, but in a Bureaucratorship. We are ruled by a group of people unelected by anyone. They do not represent anyone, only themselves. They arbitrarily rule in the boundaries of laws, which, however, easily change. However, all this is not the fault of bureaucrats.
How did we get here?
How did we get into the Bureaucratorship? Not at all - we somehow never really got out of it.
"Bureaucratorship" is a system where the citizens of the state are ruled by bureaucrats. It is a form of totalitarianism (or dictatorship), where unelected, unidentified anonymous people hold tremendous power in their hands. It is a system hiding behind democracy - it uses "elected representatives of the people" to expand its powers, often in such a way that a problem arises precisely because of bureaucracy, which is then solved bureaucratically or so that politicians decide on the basis of bureaucrats' documents and every bureaucrat also chooses to keep his own job.
How does a bureaucrat rule? He 's planning. The bureaucrat does not have to win the favor of anyone - the people do not know him, politicians are often not interested in him. A bureaucrat is not an entrepreneur - he is not motivated by "gaining his office". He is motivated only by his own profit. A bureaucrat is not paid by strangers for his services to them. The bureaucrat is paid by mandatory payments to citizens. Your income is secure regardless of performance.
If a bureaucrat rules by planning, it means nothing more than replacing the individual's own judgment of himself with his own. Since the bureaucrat is paid by mandatory payments and not voluntarily (ie not on a market basis, but violently), this means not only that the official replaces the individual decision-making of "man himself", but above all it means that the official forces others to judge!
In other words, The bureaucrat rules by planning your life for your money - whether you like it or not. It doesn't matter how "remote" the area of bureaucratic decision-making is for us - in some respects, the official's decision affects each of us.
Who allowed it? Who allowed the bureaucracy to rule? Politicians did! Politicians who voted for this bureaucratic procedure for all of us. It was the politicians - the fatally conceited politicians - who defended the great state and the state apparatus that cared for everyone.
The state is not a "profitable enterprise", the state is a bureaucratic institution. In a small state, this institution is under the supervision of voters in the administration of politicians. A small state can be relatively free because the cumbersome bureaucratic apparatus is clear because it does not extend to many areas. It does not interfere directly in business and entrepreneurship, in human decision-making about oneself. The voter has an overview, politics deals with a narrowly selected specific range of topics. Such a state is democratic and democracy is an effective and rapid system of government. A small state is an institution with sovereign citizens.
In contrast, the great state is an institution that intervenes in many areas of our lives - private agreements, business and trade, and many more. The big state decides on the composition of branch commissions, on the health and pension of all. The big state is forced to deal with minor problems and irrelevant things. The big state is a confusing bureaucratic moloch. Democracy does not work and it cannot - Democracy stands and falls with the electorate. However, the voter-citizen is an individual and does not have an overview of all the issues in which the state is involved. He does not understand the state, he does not understand its bureaucratic functioning. Due to the number of nationalized areas, it has no overview or the power to change anything. The voter in a large state gradually loses interest in public affairs. In a large state, politicians and officials are not under the control of citizen voters. The big state is a sovereign institution with citizens.
The fact is that democracy is a system of government based on free trade, free human cooperation, a small state and low taxes. Every small democratic state that grew into a large state was either destroyed by foreign powers or transformed openly into some form of totalitarianism or dictatorship. Democracy cannot function in the environment of a large state - the whole system is automatically transformed into a system of bureaucracy. And who knows where to go next.
A large state has only one effective form of governance - totalitarian dictatorswho decide without discussion and clearly what is "right" and what is "wrong". A large state disrupts the functioning of markets, rational economic calculation is not possible in it. Inefficient "market output" is then taken as an excuse to bureaucratize other areas, the whole problem subsequently worsens.
Elected politicians thus handed over power from their hands to officials. The bureaucracy is not introduced by officials or zealous socialists from the ranks of intellectuals, but by politicians across the spectrum. The greater the appetite of politicians to "control" people's lives, the greater the power of officials. It is true that if, at first sight, the power of officials has increased "by 100%", in reality it is "200%". Why? Because The bureaucrat is also a voter and no one will vote for the abolition of his post.
Welcome to the Bureaucratorship. And the next time you go to the office again to beg the clerk in favor of complying with the "Million-Sixth" state ordinance, remember who you voted for in the last few elections before swearing.
And what does the best visible practical example of Bureaucratorship look like? Sometimes you vote in Parliament and find a moment when Members vote on a regulation that needs to be approved because the "European Union". This "Eurolegislation" is made up of Euro officials. This is one big Euro-Bureaucratorship.