Spokeshole, fence sitter
Still don't get it. I understand his justification for Int. Base people not speaking up, I understand DM is full of threats, but I don't see him answering the question, "Why do church members keep lying?"
They lie about their Stress Tests and their Personality Tests. They lie about their intentions. They lie about their results. They lie about their "expansion". They lie about most things and I don't see that being answered -- Why?
Keeping silent and not reporting the horrible abuses may be considered lying, but why all the other lies? Why do church members outside of Int. Base keep lying?
I think it's worthy of an exposé.
A lie contains intent to deceive. They think they're telling the truth. They aren't telling the truth, but they think they are.
It's delusion and rationalization. There's your answer.