Robert Conquest had three laws of politics. The third law is:
The simplest way to explain the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.
So, I'm giving a call out to anyone who wants to participate. You can post in comments or on your blog. I'll link it here. What I want you to do is:
(1) Choose a bureaucratic organisation.
(2) Name a possible enemy.
(3) Come up with a short scenario as to how/why, or some explanation, about the enemy controlling the bureaucracy.
Alternatively you can ditch my guide and write about whatever you want, as long as it slightly follows Conquest's third law. Reason need not be used, it is an exercise in brainstorming (who knows maybe someone will post something insightful).
The Queensland Police is a bureaucracy. A possible enemy of the Police are outlaw motorcycle gangs. Outlaw motorcycle gangs have infiltrated various aspects of the criminal intelligence apparatus, including flipping covert police officers and also placing female double agent intelligence analysts within the bureaucracy to thwart ongoing investigations and operations.
Not to deep, but that is the first contribution. Any takers?