"It is more important that we stay connected than that to be right." -An unnamed Social Worker
The term "Group-Think" was coined after Kennedy's disaster at The Bay of Pigs.
Kennedy had assembled the "smartest" cabinet possible. He plucked proven winners, men who had guided American industry with a firm hand through WWII and the booming 1950s.
In retrospect, nearly every cabinet member said that they had grave reservations about the viability of The Bay of Pigs invasion but they thought they were the only one so they kept quiet.
The military fights Group-Think (or they used to) by having the most junior member of the decision-making team speak first. That way, they are not cowed by rank and the team gets the benefit of their thinking rather than hearing "Yep, me too, SIR!"
Social media made Group Think worse. My impression of most social media is of a table in the middle-school cafeteria. You know the one. It is the one where the mean girls sit. There is one empty seat. The girl that USED to sit there committed the heresy of questioning some minor point of The Mean Girl Dogma.
So Biden's cabinet sat on their hands and nodded their heads in agreement that White Supremacists are America's gravest threat. They nodded their heads in agreement that any restrictions on voting is Racist and that using petroleum is a threat to human existence. They nodded their heads in agreement that intentions are more important than results, and who has more noble intentions than Democrats?
They saw their place at the table was predicated on being "reliable" rather than "truth seeking", that it was more important to "stay connected than to be right".
And now, 18 million women are being plunged into the Dark Ages.
Pray for them. Pray for the those women.