1 definition by Bernard Shelton

A phenomenon within an ideological group wherein member's of the group consolidate power or gain recognition by dejecting or disavowing lesser ideologically devoted members.
Things were going great at the meetings until Karen decided to accuse Stan of not doing enough for the cause. That's where the purity spiral began. Now hardly anyone goes to the meetings or rallies.
by Bernard Shelton May 5, 2023
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