Gaslighting, by Bill Whittle. “Gaslighting” is lying that makes the victim doubt their own reality, perception, sanity, etc. Mostly employed by sociopaths, it is a tactic increasingly used by the politically correct, who have the very sympathetic and complicit media required to pull it off publicly. The politically correct leftists appear to have a problem with reality, but sometimes they just outright lie then gaslight you to make you think that you are the deluded one. In today’s political landscape, you increasingly need to be aware of this tactic.
Gaslighting is a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity.
It’s a great term. It comes from a movie called “Gaslight,” most notably the 1944 version starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer. The plot centers around a man trying to drive his wife insane by insisting that the things she repeatedly sees and hears Simply. Didn’t. Happen. He removes paintings and tells her he saw her take them. He asks her why she doesn’t remember things he claims he has told her before. …
The video mentions some recent examples of gaslighting in the political sphere, then concludes:
Psychologist Martha Stout states that sociopaths frequently use gaslighting tactics. Sociopaths consistently transgress social mores, break laws, and exploit others, but are also typically charming and convincing liars who consistently deny wrongdoing. Thus, some who have been victimized by sociopaths may doubt their perceptions.
In the movie, Ingrid Bergman’s character is saved when a sympathetic detective notices the gaslights are being dimmed as well. That’s all it takes, you see: one other person to see and hear what you are being told you are crazy for claiming to see and hear. That’s why – as in the movie – the victim (that would be us) has to be isolated from other people with different perspectives because all it takes is ONE independent verification of the gaslights dimming and the entire evil, larcenous, cruel, murderous scam falls away to dust.