In the comments from a private Facebook post about anti-gun people someone simply said, “Grey’s Law”. I had to look it up:
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
I’m seeing behavior at work which could be accurately described by Grey’s Law. It’s very depressing. Evil should be punished. But the appropriate response to incompetence is less clear. Depending upon the context it can be very difficult to find the most appropriate path to resolution.