Big education, big religion, big government, big money, big charity, big entertainment—these terms make their way through the memes. They are all problems. Sooner or later, people identify common threads and consistencies. “What do all these have in common?” we ask.
Look again. The basic “virtue”, or better called “anti-virtue”, in all these is their dedication to a centralized control over a vast spectrum. Everyone loves “internationalness”—travel, peace, trade, and the gang. But, we don’t want idiots running it all.
Consider things you despise. They are usually good things commandeered by “central planning”. “Centralism” is the elitist religion.