It is a common belief in Scientology and also Mormonism: That if you are being attacked and criticized, that is evidence of the fact that what you say is true. That people wouldn't bother attacking you if what you believed in was all bogus science fiction.
I imagine the NOI does the same sort...
The problem with these sort of people is that they wil turn this around with thought stopping nonsense like:
- "See, the deep state is after us!"
- "They are saying that because George Soros paid them to."
- "If they criticize us, that means we are winning"
- "If what we said was false, they...