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Needless to say, as this sort of democratic centralization increases, the stakes become higher and higher. The potential for violence becomes greater, and the disenfranchisement of minority groups becomes ever more palpable.
Mises understood well what the end game to this process is. It's political and social unrest followed by political repression to "restore" order. War may even follow. For Mises, the need to guarantee localized self-determination was no mere intellectual exercise for political scientists. It was a matter essential to the preservation of peace and freedom. We would do well to take the matter as seriously as he did.
Many people have an overwhelming desire to live in a country with a
strong military force and if they live in a country that has the
strongest military force in the world and someone tries to take it
away, there will be a lot of screaming and kicking and weeping and
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
It's a manifestation of the authoritarian personality. The situation
is similar to the "my daddy can lick your daddy" syndrome.
A controlling person isn't trying to
be helpful. Their over-inflated ego
tells them that they are smarter & know
better than we do. They're wrong.
-- Shannon Thomas LCSW-s