henrymakow.com — June 10, 2018
The term originated in the movie Gaslight (1944), a man manipulates his wife to the point where she feared she is losing her mind.
Andrew, a retired attorney and disillusioned supporter of the Donald, says, “We’re all supposed to care when Mass Media or Democrats BAD MOUTH TRUMP and thereby FORGET TRUMP’S FAILURE TO KEEP CAMPAIGN PROMISES.
Americans are supposed to either TURN OFF THEIR MINDS and root FOR or AGAINST Trump OR BELIEVE THEY ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS.
This is GASLIGHTING AMERICA.”
by Andrew — (henrymakow.com)
“Gaslighting” is a mind-control technique used by individuals and governments to gain or maintain control by making victims question their own sanity and thereby submit to authoritarian rule. It’s a common tactic of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. If done slowly, victims don’t realize how much their cognitive faculties are compromised. Victims are defenseless which explains why the results can be devastating.
Today, it is used in the political arena in a broader sense.
What follows is NOT a Trump defense, but an example of Political Gaslighting. FOR EXAMPLE, we’ve had 1-1/2 years of so-called ” Russia-Gate” propaganda with charges that Trump and his family “COLLUDED” with Russia, but no actual crime has ever been ALLEGED. In the complete absence of any specific Title 18, Federal Penal Code violation the suspense has become maddening.