I’m currently half-way through “The Vision of the Anointed” by Thomas Sowell (1995). Those who consider themselves part of the Anointed view themselves as smarter and more virtuous than the benighted masses who oppose their plans. It’s not enough to say, “My opponents are wrong;” they must also assert, “My opponents are evil.” (Obviously, anybody who listens to Evil People is evil themselves, and you can’t believe anything they say.)
The Anointed are also impervious to evidence that counters their beliefs. They will dismiss counter-evidence as being created by people with bad motives, because this isn’t about what is true or real, it’s about who is morally pure.