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American Propaganda: Gaslighting, Politics and the 'Big Lie'

'Gaslighting': Warping a human being's sense of what is real. by Michael Corthell 'Gaslighting' is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their own reasoning and reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to 'gaslighting', and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly(like dimming a light), so the victim doesn't realize how much they've been brainwashed. For example, in the movie Gaslight (1944), a man manipulates his wife to the point where she thinks she is losing her mind. The number one tactic in 'gaslighting'? The perpetrator tells blatant lies and makes the victim less able to use reason and critical thinking. The 'gaslighter' creates a very strong delusion. The manipulative tactic of 'gaslighting' is where propaganda blatantly crosses the line because it intention