(1) Description of the pattern
A society of people that adhere to certain beliefs proven to be untrue, sometimes supported by certain media outlets and pseudo-sciences.
i.e. Global warming is a lie, Holocaust denial, etc.
(2) Why the pattern is good
Relieves guilt by taking away responsibility.
(3) How it Works
Though proof is exposed to a certain topic, individuals continue to deny the data and continue to adhere to these false beliefs.
Weapons of Mass Distraction, Dumbing Down, Compartmentalization of Knowledge, Distorting History, Social Apathy, Media Monopolies.