The basis of much authoritarianism is an attempt to scale up the strategy for effective agency at the individual level: Delaying Gratification (Generally understood in terms of impulse control and internal coherence). From fascists to tankies to leftists mocking youth liberation.
It requires framing authority as a matter of impulse control, with some individuals needing to have their time preference forcefully outsourced, lest they waste themselves.
Keyword is Discipline, not as a matter of individual self-management but as one of social organization. What is meant by "a revolution requires discipline" is "individuals, like arms, like brain modules, need to be directed". And same is the assuption behind compulsory education.
The more the paradigm of Power-as-Discipline is embraced, the more Power, that is to say control, is understood as "the method to get things done", the more is society seen as a "problem of incontinency", the more absolute and necessary authority seems.
This is why I think it's a good idea to reconceptualize Discipline in a way not intuitively projected as micro-government. Also to avoid the knee-jerk reaction "not delaying gratification is based, actually".

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