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    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

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    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite
    17 Oct 19 ~ By Kurt Schlichter
    There are three questions that our terrible, terrible ruling class raises whenever it opens its collective kale-hole to lecture us: 1) Does the elite think we are really, really stupid, or 2) Is the elite really, really stupid, or 3) Is the elite all of the above? The last week has been eventful, even by Age O’ Trump standards, and the one enduring takeaway is just how bad these people are at gaslighting us with inept lies that demand we disbelieve what’s happening right in front of us. But it should come as no surprise that our alleged betters are no good at gaslighting because they have proven themselves to be no good at anything. Here’s a fun test: can you name something – anything – major in the last two decades that our best and brightest have not screwed up?
    It’s bad enough that they lie to us, directly and by omission, all the time. But what makes it worse is how their lies are such glaringly obvious fabrications and/or dissimulations that the deepest insult is that they think we might believe them.



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    Gaslighting works best when its intended victims are carpet bombed with it from multiple sources. This is where Progressive Marxist Socialist/DSA Democrats get a helping hand from their grifter accomplices in the mainstream media, academia, the liberal courts, our big tech overlords, entertainment and sadly now even sports.
    At its core we all recognize gaslighting when we see it but the Democrats’ bombast governance has cowed many into submission and silence. Over time the silent devolve into the brainwashed as they internalize and ultimately accept the big lies they’re being force fed. For those of us over the age of 25, ask yourselves how many of your high school biology teachers would have been able to keep their jobs (teachers’ union be damned) telling students there were more sexes than Heinz has varieties of ketchup or that the world was going to end in 12 years?
    Now anyone who dares publicly question that “settled science” is ridiculed as an ignorant hater and if that doesn’t force the victim to renounce his apostasy he becomes an outcast less welcome than a leper in the Middle Ages.
    The only way to defeat gaslighting is to call it out every time we encounter it. As the Leftists love to claim, sun light is the best disinfectant. Time for our PMS/DSA Democrat minion intellectual betters to get a long overdue colonoscopy.

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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    More Townhall.com garbage.


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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

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    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite



    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite
    17 Oct 19 ~ By Kurt Schlichter
    There are three questions that our terrible, terrible ruling class raises whenever it opens its collective kale-hole to lecture us: 1) Does the elite think we are really, really stupid, or 2) Is the elite really, really stupid, or 3) Is the elite all of the above? The last week has been eventful, even by Age O’ Trump standards, and the one enduring takeaway is just how bad these people are at gaslighting us with inept lies that demand we disbelieve what’s happening right in front of us. But it should come as no surprise that our alleged betters are no good at gaslighting because they have proven themselves to be no good at anything. Here’s a fun test: can you name something – anything – major in the last two decades that our best and brightest have not screwed up?
    It’s bad enough that they lie to us, directly and by omission, all the time. But what makes it worse is how their lies are such glaringly obvious fabrications and/or dissimulations that the deepest insult is that they think we might believe them.



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    Gaslighting works best when its intended victims are carpet bombed with it from multiple sources. This is where Progressive Marxist Socialist/DSA Democrats get a helping hand from their grifter accomplices in the mainstream media, academia, the liberal courts, our big tech overlords, entertainment and sadly now even sports.
    At its core we all recognize gaslighting when we see it but the Democrats’ bombast governance has cowed many into submission and silence. Over time the silent devolve into the brainwashed as they internalize and ultimately accept the big lies they’re being force fed. For those of us over the age of 25, ask yourselves how many of your high school biology teachers would have been able to keep their jobs (teachers’ union be damned) telling students there were more sexes than Heinz has varieties of ketchup or that the world was going to end in 12 years?
    Now anyone who dares publicly question that “settled science” is ridiculed as an ignorant hater and if that doesn’t force the victim to renounce his apostasy he becomes an outcast less welcome than a leper in the Middle Ages.
    The only way to defeat gaslighting is to call it out every time we encounter it. As the Leftists love to claim, sun light is the best disinfectant. Time for our PMS/DSA Democrat minion intellectual betters to get a long overdue colonoscopy.
    I actually read through that citation, and despite the hyperbolic language, I found several points of agreement. For example:

    I generally side with the non-commie Kurds over the Turks, but facts are facts and facts mean something. We keep hearing how we “betrayed our allies,” but who promised the Kurds that we would fight Turkey on their behalf? It’s a big jump from “Let’s both fight ISIS” to “Take that, NATO ally.”...then there’s the Kurdish monolith issue – all Kurds are not created equal. There are different Kurd factions and different Kurd groups, and some Kurds are communists. In fact, we’ve designated the very Kurds Turkey says it’s going after (the PKK) as terrorists based on their actual terrorism.
    The Kurds are not a monolithic group, they are diverse in ideals and political views, like any society. Meanwhile who did promise the Kurd's we'd put American bodies between them and their enemies?

    As for the Democrats, well, how long would their support have lasted if Trump had used force against…our NATO ally? “You’re helping Putin!” they would shriek. Of course, they are currently shrieking, “You’re helping Putin!” when Trump doesn’t use force against Turkey.
    Again, valid point in that no matter what Trump does, most Democratic pundits claim it is wrong.

    then there are the Republicans who holler and cry, raging over this terrible situation as if there wasn’t some way for our pols to influence events by, oh, I dunno, offering a resolution declaring war. But taking votes means taking stands, and virtue signaling is no fun if that signal is, “I want you to send your sons and daughters to maybe die to sort out this latest 2000-year-old brawl between this latest bunch of strangers,” and the voters you signal it to are sick of stupid wars that never seem to end.
    Right again, because as far I am concerned we should never have gone into the region in a kneejerk reaction to 9/11 in the first place...bad enough we went in under Bush senior when Saddam was a thing.

    IMO our leaders are always more busy trying to incite us over one thing or another simply to deflect us from noticing their actual lack of efforts to do their jobs as representatives on our behalf.
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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I actually read through that citation, and despite the hyperbolic language, I found several points of agreement. (Still typing)
    Adam Schiff, by selectively leaking things beneficial to his narrative is by definition gaslighting the whole dam country.
    Does the virtue signaling NBA have the balls to take a knee in China?.
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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc91478 View Post
    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite



    Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite
    17 Oct 19 ~ By Kurt Schlichter
    There are three questions that our terrible, terrible ruling class raises whenever it opens its collective kale-hole to lecture us: 1) Does the elite think we are really, really stupid, or 2) Is the elite really, really stupid, or 3) Is the elite all of the above? The last week has been eventful, even by Age O’ Trump standards, and the one enduring takeaway is just how bad these people are at gaslighting us with inept lies that demand we disbelieve what’s happening right in front of us. But it should come as no surprise that our alleged betters are no good at gaslighting because they have proven themselves to be no good at anything. Here’s a fun test: can you name something – anything – major in the last two decades that our best and brightest have not screwed up?
    It’s bad enough that they lie to us, directly and by omission, all the time. But what makes it worse is how their lies are such glaringly obvious fabrications and/or dissimulations that the deepest insult is that they think we might believe them.



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    Gaslighting works best when its intended victims are carpet bombed with it from multiple sources. This is where Progressive Marxist Socialist/DSA Democrats get a helping hand from their grifter accomplices in the mainstream media, academia, the liberal courts, our big tech overlords, entertainment and sadly now even sports.
    At its core we all recognize gaslighting when we see it but the Democrats’ bombast governance has cowed many into submission and silence. Over time the silent devolve into the brainwashed as they internalize and ultimately accept the big lies they’re being force fed. For those of us over the age of 25, ask yourselves how many of your high school biology teachers would have been able to keep their jobs (teachers’ union be damned) telling students there were more sexes than Heinz has varieties of ketchup or that the world was going to end in 12 years?
    Now anyone who dares publicly question that “settled science” is ridiculed as an ignorant hater and if that doesn’t force the victim to renounce his apostasy he becomes an outcast less welcome than a leper in the Middle Ages.
    The only way to defeat gaslighting is to call it out every time we encounter it. As the Leftists love to claim, sun light is the best disinfectant. Time for our PMS/DSA Democrat minion intellectual betters to get a long overdue colonoscopy.
    Here is a helpful piece of advice for you: Never accuse someone of gaslighting until you learn what it is and that you just did it.
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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    I actually read through that citation, and despite the hyperbolic language, I found several points of agreement. For example:



    The Kurds are not a monolithic group, they are diverse in ideals and political views, like any society.



    Again, valid point in that no matter what Trump does, most Democratic pundits claim it is wrong. Meanwhile who did promise the Kurd's we'd put American bodies between their enemies?



    Right again, because as far I am concerned we should never have gone into the region in a kneejerk reaction to 9/11 in the first place...bad enough we went in under Bush senior when Saddam was a thing.

    IMO our leaders are always more busy trying to incite us over one thing or another simply to deflect us from noticing their actual lack of efforts to do their jobs as representatives on our behalf.
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    I agree with you in the aspect of the many groups in the sphere of the Kurdish. Who is able to explain the differences between the PKK, the YPG, the FSA, the Peshmerga etc. Then there is a fact that they also accept Christian of all groups to live with them without the need of Jizya taxation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Here is a helpful piece of advice for you: Never accuse someone of gaslighting until you learn what it is and that you just did it.
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    Before you climb down off that high horse, I learn what the phrase "gas lighting" means before you were born.....

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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc91478 View Post
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    Before you climb down off that high horse, I learn what the phrase "gas lighting" means before you were born.....
    Oh now you want to guess my date of birth?! Keep it up, this is comedy gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Oh now you want to guess my date of birth?! Keep it up, this is comedy gold!
    No need to find that out. I'm a Korean vet.....

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    Re: Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc91478 View Post
    No need to find that out. I'm a Korean vet.....
    For which side?
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