I'm looking for words to describe an utter absurdity competitively proclaimed as an obvious truth.
Something Orwell "1984"-ish (like "We have always been at war with Eurasia", but that's too long), or with a Gilliam "Brazil" ring, or, preferably, something from dystopian Soviet times, something more powerful than "The Emperor's New Clothes."
But "The Emperor's New Clothes" may be useful to describe what I mean.
Imagine that in the society of the naked Emperor, people compete with each other to show their loyalty to the Emperor, and thereby become successful in that society, by expounding on the absurdity, professing their deep commitment to the absurdity, such as proclaiming how wonderful the Emperor's tunic is, how exquisite the woven material, how it must have been carefully woven by the most talented artisans, etc.
"Orwellian" is too broad.
"Doublethink" doesn't seem to fit.
"Pravda-esque." I like the Soviet angle, but still seems a bit off.