The centralization of power at any of the state, federal, or global levels has three primary effects which play into the apathy and pride of man:
- Decisions are made by others, which frees us from having to remove our gaze from whatever is currently entertaining us.
- When the decisions are bad, we will blame others. When the decisions are correct, we will congratulate ourselves.
- We can champion causes which do not impact our comfort or our pocketbooks directly, if at all, thereby presenting the sheen of morality without any of the requisite personal cost which comes with true morality.