is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist." -- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
That quote by Arendt aptly describes people like this who believe in and post delusional lies:
"Monday, May 1, 2023
This is WAR!
It’s Day 902 of the coup, the theft of the American Government, by enemies both foreign and domestic."
To be fair, the weak-minded individual quoted above who continues to spread this false narrative is not the only one who's lost the distinction between fact and fiction.
The 45th POTUS, Donald J. Trump, began this delusion as he saw the presidency slip away from him after election day in November 2020.
Since he lost, Trump has continued to push the Big Lie that the election was rigged and that he actually won -- pushed it despite losing 60 law suits adjudicated by judges even Trump himself had appointed:
“Trump uses social media and terms like ‘fake news’ and ‘witch hunt’ and his power there to create the illusion of popularity for ideas that actually have no basis in reality,”
“Often what this does is create a bandwagon effect for supporting false or misleading things, or more generally attacking institutions, which may include health care, science, education, and the government, in addition to the media."