Re: Nope, the truth is not relative
"It's not a matter of pure disinformation. The target is not readers' knowledge, but their morale: if "everyone" is against them, why bother any more?"
Because some are heroic enough to make the stand: to be the one against a world gone mad. After all, it only takes ONE to challenge a law in the courts, and there HAVE been occasions when the one has won (Brown v. Topeka BoE for example). Isolating them only strengthens their resolve, so your only solution is to break them, to hit them back SO hard they're on the verge of suicide: to the point they not only WON'T continue but they CAN'T continue: their bodies and minds unable to take any further strain.