Democrats are accusing Trump of gaslighting the American people and we all know what that means. Democrats project more than an IMAX theater, so if they accuse Trump of gaslighting, that is exactly what the are doing. Projection is a Democrat tell, like a nervous twitch. Gaslighting, OTOH, is a deliberate strategy.
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim’s belief.
I like this definition too:
Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into distrusting his or her own memory and perceptions. Gaslighting is an insidious form of abuse.
I’ve said for 11 years now that Leftists behave like domestic abusers.
Have you ever had a conversation like this?
You: “Who were you just talking to?”
Them: “I wasn’t talking to anyone.”
You: “Who was on the phone?”
Them: “I wasn’t on the phone.”
You: “I saw you.”
Them: “It wasn’t me.”
You were there, you saw it, but they deny it so insistently they actually get you to question your own sanity.
The USSR did a lot of research on propaganda and mind control techniques. So did the Nazis and the Red Chinese. After the Korean War ended some of our soldiers who had been POWs refused to come back to America because they had been brainwashed by the Chinese.
One of the Soviets’ favorite techniques at mind control it to force people to lie and to agree with untrue statements. The Democrats want to force everyone to agree that trans-women are real women with s uterus and periods and such. If you disagree and say that trans-women are just dudes in dresses, Democrats call that “hate speech.”
Earlier this year we saw news stories about a caravan of immigrants from Central America headed for the United States. There were pictures and videos, and interviews with some of the marchers. Then Trump declared a crisis because of what he called an “invasion.”
Suddenly, there was no crisis. “Caravan? What caravan? Trump made it up.” The news media told us about the immigrant caravan, then denied it existed.
I’m not talking about the shameless flip-flopping that politicians are infamous for, like loving the filibuster when they don’t hold the Senate and then wanting to get rid of it as soon as they control the upper house. I’m talking about someone doing a 180-degree turn on something and then denying that they ever took any other position.
I’m talking about someone looking at Hunter and Joe Biden’s activities in Ukraine and China and saying there was not even a whiff of scandal in any of it, then asserting that Trump committed a violation of our campaign finance laws by asking the President of Ukraine to look into the Bidens.
One of the advantages of dating crazy women is that when when you have those moments of self-doubt and ask yourself, “Am I crazy, or is it her?” You can be confident that it’s her because she’s certified.
At the present time in this country, there is no consensus of reality. You cannot hold rational discussions with people who are irrational. This is very bad.