playing together, but here meant in the psychiatric sense of: A system
of delusions or
illusions that is maintained in a
As defined, collusions may be innocuous, or may even be
almost necessary for civilized social intercourse, that requires a lot
of stageplayed hypocrisy, politeness, acting as if etc.
As long as for most players in a social group that maintain a
collusion it is rather evident that what they maintain is mostly an
illusion, one has not left the field of social étiquette or
game-playing, but as soon as
an appreciable proportion of the players gets deluded, and thus looses
contact with reality, things may get dangerous.
In any case: Wherever there is a social group that maintains a
political or religious faith or ideology there will be some amount of socially