Deception Field

About the below, about “stealing the election,” about climate change denial, and about so many other things, I think people are actually eager to believe lies.

They do not want or care about the truth. There is actually a thrill of believing a lie that people crave, that they yearn for. It’s some sort of sickness — that if they can embrace the lie fervently enough, with enough resolve, that it cozies them up to the in group and this sub rosa knowledge of the deep untruth of their beliefs cements that bond even further.