My story may seem a bit hard on bureaucracy; so do some of my others.
Acutally. I think bureaucrats have their place in life. Somebody has to do the jobs they do. And one of those jobs is not going out on a limb in symathy to outsiders. Still, when human beings stop being human beings and willingly transform themselves into mere cogs in an organizational machine, my understanding stops.
Jim Brodine is not one of the heroes of this story.