Let us remind you of the situation. You are in a death struggle with your enemies and you must be more organized, accountable, transparent, directed, hierarchical. No fighting regiment would last for a moment without efficient administrative centralization and you are all living in a fighting regiment. So you need to organize yourselves, create greater control from the centre so that your reactions can be swift and co-ordinated, iron out pockets of variation, make sure of ‘joined-up-government’, that ensure that everything is trim and centralized.
You have a lot to learn from the fascists. Fascism literally means ‘bundling up’, and what they bundled up was all the confused sub-delegations of powers. They brutally centralized and made the trains, and many other things, run on time. The communists were equally assiduous and efficient and had their fingers on everyone. You must learn from the enemies of the past.
So what practical steps should you take? There would seem to be two sides to this. One is to single out and destroy all the pockets of resistance. Centralized bureaucracies cannot be efficient if there are unaccountable private interest groups which are not beholden to the central government. So these must be listed and weakened, taught to know their place. Obvious examples in Britain, for example, are the older Universities, Inns of Court, the Church, the Media. They must be weakened and made dependent upon us so that when you say jump, they jump.
We are glad to see that you are already well down the road to infiltrating or weakening all these through a mixture of stick and carrot. Ideally they should, as in traditional China or France, be turned into bureaus of the State; the educational, judicial, media and other bureaus, headed by State-appointed bureaucrats. Let this be your aim.
Secondly, you should develop techniques which rapidly, if invisibly, spread bureaucracy very fast through hitherto un-bureaucratic systems. We have some suggestions here. One is fear, or in its more general form, risk avoidance.
Fear, as we have shown in relation to politics, is a very powerful compulsion and if you can play on people’s fears in their lives, then they will rapidly change their systems. One way to do this is to increase the fear of litigation, to encourage an individual compensation culture and the proliferation of specialist lawyers who support individuals with a ‘no win no fee’ service. Thereby you will soon frighten independent organizations into obedience.
A few crippling compensation claims against a school or hospital by aggrieved ‘customers’, as we like to call them, will soon bring them to heel. You have to be careful here, of course, since if taken too far it could cripple your military organization (e.g. Gulf War Syndrome) or economies (e.g. claims against tobacco, chemical or oil companies). But as long as it is aimed at semi-independent organizations, then it is to be encouraged.