Fortified Ignorance

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No matter how wrong a person is, they can always double down and defend their misconceptions to the end. Any attempts to correct them can be dismissed as "attacking" them or "talking down to" them. Having more knowledge can be constructed as being inherently insulting - "How dare you tell me something I don't already know, surely you couldn't have any purpose other than making me look stupid!" This goes both for the simple surface facts and for underlying theoretical perspectives.

While Fortified ignorance can happen on any topic, it becomes an expression of categorism when mainstream people apply it to a minority - directly or indirectly demanding that conversations about or expressions of said minority must be limited to what the ignorant person already knows.