I have noticed before how the mechanisms of government, grinding ever finer in the modern world, seem to be inadvertently harmful to music. I recall the case of Gibson Guitars and the confiscation of their stockpile of ebony over which seemed to be an administrative absurdity. Or the confiscation of musical instruments if the owners do not carry their full provenance with them when traveling. Indeed, just traveling with your instrument has become fraught with peril.
How ugly does this governmental abuse of power get? The article gives us some clues:
As has been said in another context, "the process is the punishment".
I can't express how much I detest this heavy-handed bureaucratic torture. There seems to be no real defense against this kind of soft tyranny. I doubt very much whether anyone outside of the music teachers' association really takes the measure of how much is lost with this politicization of every aspect of life. And how very, very little is gained.