Bureaucracy is the major mechanism by which purposive evil has created The System which is incrementally reaching to new places and situations, while simultaneously working at an ever-smaller level of surveillance and control.
It is a modern phenomenon, designed and intended as a mechanism for the exclusion of the divine, the spiritual... the exclusion of everything but a single, global, official model of reality that is defined and enforced as the only reality.
Bureaucracy is materialism as a metaphysical assumption; abstraction implemented in concrete, socio-political form; the justification of a value system which denies the possibility of justification.
(This is not intended to be a uniform, stable and coherent reality - that was old-style totalitarianism; but our current Bureaucracy is a constantly changing New Left reality of perpetual revolution - The System is continuous transition and at war with itself - a situation designed to induce fear, resentment and despair.)
Coming at this point, Bureaucracy makes passive and unconscious that which has already becomes active and conscious.
Materialism is intrinsically dishonest - since it entails the forced-forgetting that materialism cannot prove itself. Most traditional systems were examples of circular reasoning based on explicit assumptions - but Bureaucracy denies that it has assumptions; it presents-itself to-itself as pure mechanism, pure empiricism; enforcing its own truth while denying the reality of truth.
Bureaucracy is indeed the purposive attempt to destroy purpose.