Propaganda and brainwashing tactic. Common to NPCs and idiots when confronted with unknown information, so they don’t have to think, they can just dismiss.
“The language of the totalist environment is characterized by the thought-terminating cliché. The most far-reaching and complex of human problems are compressed into brief, highly reductive, definitive-sounding phrases, easily memorized and easily expressed. These become the start and finish of any ideological analysis.”
They know. It was deleted until I drew attention to that fact.
The book didn’t come up when I put it in the search engine, you must know where it is.
Probably related to mentacide.
for how they introduced this.