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mrmhead On about 5 hours ago

NE, Ohio
#1New Post! Jan 11, 2017 @ 14:21:48

The term comes from the 1930s play "Gas Light" and the 1940s Hollywood movie version (Gaslight) in which a manipulative husband tries to unmoor his wife, played by Ingrid Bergman, by tampering with her perception of reality. He dims the gaslights and then pretends it's only she who thinks they are flickering as the rooms grow darker.
That's only the beginning. He uses a variety of truth-blurring techniques. His goal is to exert power and control by creating doubts about what is real and what isn't, distracting her as he attempts to steal precious jewels.
Mental health professionals have made much of the practice, said to be a favorite of narcissists and abusive spouses. But more recently the tactical tampering with the truth has become a preferred method of strongmen around the world. Gaslighting by other means was always a common feature of dictatorships, but it has found new vogue as a more subtle form of domestic political control even in countries with varying degrees of democracy.

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mrmhead On about 5 hours ago

NE, Ohio
#2New Post! Jan 11, 2017 @ 14:50:39
I've mentioned before, during the campaign that he just throws so much s*** out there that 1) you don't know where to begin and 2) you can't keep up.

Not sure if he's just crazy, or crazy like a fox.
chaski On about 1 hour ago

Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#3New Post! Jan 11, 2017 @ 16:03:20
@mrmhead Said

I've mentioned before, during the campaign that he just throws so much s*** out there.

Its OK that he is a BS artist and that his campaign was a load of lies mixed with ridiculous hyperboli.

He was just connecting with how we all feel... that live is surreal and nonsensical.
LuckyCharms On about 2 hours ago
Magically Delicious

#4New Post! Jan 11, 2017 @ 22:26:59
He's just everywhere. All the time. His fowl ignorant loud mouthed egotistical lying hypocritical fat face is everywhere.

One more outrageous thing than the last.

I am so tired of him and it's not even Jan 20th.

I want to boycott him.
shinobinoz On about 7 hours ago
Stnd w Standing Rock

Wichita, Kansas
#5New Post! Jan 12, 2017 @ 04:10:54
I'm thinking a coma for 4 years might be easier to handle than sitting through his gaslight presidency.
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