Evolution designed humans for pattern recognition since pre-neolithic false positive threat discovery was far less dangerous than a false negative. So we are resistant to randomness by nature. Shared mythology builds the evidence-resistant group loyalty that enhances survivability.
Here's the British WWII example that fueled BoJo's Battle of Britain Brexit: https://medium.com/p/f182d6c078d6/edit .
I wrote similar pieces about Britain's Channel Islands Shoah, the Netherlands and Italy. Japan, France and Latvia/Lithuania still to come after Jurmala's magnificent global warming summer of swimming is over.