Basically, people know not to behave like that because it’s a one-way ticket to the same hell those monstrous morons are in. The inescapable hell of being being 100% dead wrong, and yet egotistically delighted with being the best and smartest guy in the room.
Great post, very interesting idea. In one sense I think you are right yet in another sense it terrifies me that you may be right. Fear makes one excel yet can also make one fail. I suspect that the reality is more that people feel have too much to lose: even if their child was killed by the vaccine, they feel that their remaining family would be better off if they did not kill Gates.