Gaslighting

The manipulation of a person by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

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Eboiler
04/17/2021

Something that works on weak minds. When you discover the depths of mind you are no longer amused by judgements and ideas or trapped by intellectual / social angles. The frustrating part is watching other people fall for this crap but it really isn’t their fault – they just do not have the capacity to break free from the propaganda / tribal / herd mentality frequency band. It’s a function of introspection, discipline and age, and this is why democrats want 15 year olds to vote.

fanfare
04/16/2021

A phrase, borrowed from the 1944 film “Gas Light” starring Ingrid Bergman, when an abusive husband undermines his wife by making her question her own sanity. Today, it is used by sociopaths and narcissists to abuse and undermine their victims.

jello
04/16/2021

A common sexist technique in toxic relationships when men undermine their female partners through verbal abuse and trivializing the victim’s worth.

Decay
04/16/2021

An authoritarian trick to discombobulate a population into questioning their own morality. If the authority can convince them to question their own sanity, then they can prevent the public from ever rebelling against the authority.

Decay
04/16/2021

A way for a corrupt system to maintain control of the general population. It normalizes psychopathic behavior and suppresses moral conscience by convincing people that morality is “relative” or a “matter of perspective”, and that some abusive and destructive behavior is “necessary” in order to achieve a better world. 

Zero
04/16/2021

A powerful device for subjugation because it makes good people who love freedom think they are evil people that need to be restrained.

Lynch
04/16/2021

A classic weapon of communist regimes, making people question their beliefs, principles and morality. In Maoist China, especially during the Cultural Revolution, Mao targeted impressionable and gullible Chinese youth, brainwashing them into believing there was “institutional imperialism” hiding within every facet of Chinese society. The stability of communism in China was under question at the time, and Mao knew a rebellion was possible. So, instead of immediately cracking down with the military, he encouraged Chinese academics and youths to “rebel” and “bring down the secret imperialists”. He redirected social discontent and aimed it at a non-existent ghost so that a… Read more »

wep
04/06/2021

A method totalitarian regimes use to manipulate people and control the narrative.

The communist Soviet Union was notorious for gaslighting the public with propaganda that suggested anyone who defied the will of the state and who demanded freedom was “mentally ill”. The Cheka secret police and the KGB had special hospitals set aside for political dissidents called “Psikhushkas”. People of any prominence who were critical of the status quo were immediately disappeared and sent to these facilities after being accused of mental instability.

facia
04/05/2021

Making a sane person believe they might be insane.

migros
04/01/2021

A kind of trick, a con game that, in order to control people, it helps to humiliate them and make them doubt their own conceptions of reality.

anonymouse
03/27/2021

Unconscious bias training

eskimo
03/25/2021

When one person or group of people manipulates another person or group of people for nefarious means by forcing them to question their own reality.

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