The mind-boggling hypocrisy of the progressive paradigm is not a bug, it is a feature.
In Hans Christian Anderson's story, the entire kingdom is forced to repudiate the experiences of their entire lives and the evidence given by their very own eyes.
"Reality" is what somebody else says it is. Every adult of the kingdom abdicated decades of hard-won experience. Every adult abdicated their adulthood.
Think of the advantages to the Emperor: "You are better off now than you were four years ago.", "Your healthcare is now taken care of.", "We will educate your children." "People are no longer fired due to their political beliefs." and so on. He doesn't need to deliver. He only needs define the "reality" the subjects are expected to act as if they believe.
Socially, they regressed to the level of a table of 7th grade girls in the cafeteria.
"We don't like Missy" the Queen B said.
"Right, we don't like Missy" the chorus responded.
"She is a gossip" Queen B said.
Inarticulate muttering...angry sounds "Death to Missy!!!"
Sadly, the girls sitting at the table are so focused on the status of being graced with permission to sit in the presence of the Queen B that they cannot hear or see the hypocrisy.
That does not bode well.
One bright spot is that a large majority of the truckers who were surveyed said they would refuse to deliver loads destined to "Police Free" cities.