The Parrot's Victory (UPDATING A 174 YEAR-OLD STORY)
Once there was a parrot who knew only one word: "victory." Yes, sir, the days came and went, and on one of those days when our poor parrot was sitting on his perch without a care in the world, a hawk set his eye on him and swept him away through God's air. The poor green thing clutched in the hawk's claws began to complain, but he couldn't say a thing except the one word he knew by heart. Each peck the hawk gave drew forth a cry of "victory." A peck, a "victory," another peck, another victory. The whole while he was being peaked o pieces, he kept saying "victory."
TODAY, YOU CAN REPLACE "victory," with "democracy," "independence," "justice," "sustainable development," "economic growth."
The role of the parrot can be played by the bureaucrat of your choice.