A secret cabal

A secret cabal

A reader sent along this tidbit from National Review’s The Corner:

Several readers have asked me for Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of politics.  As best I can remember, they are: 
1.  Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. 
2.  Any organization not explicitly and constitutionally right-wing will sooner or later become left-wing. 
3.  The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.

As the reader says, the third law can be applied to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which seems to be under the control of a bureaucracy that holds views that are inimical to the teachings of the Church. And lest I be accused of bishop-hating and Donatism, I don’t mean the bishops, but the mid-level flunkies who really control things there.