Gaslighting is Tory Policy (apparently)
Just check the definition of Gaslighting against actual policy and actions of this Conservative Government and match against internal Conservative Party Newsletters that is promoting the use of fake news.
Gaslighting, what is that? Pyschology Today provided all the information you need about the subject a few years back in their article: 11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting
“Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well… Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed.”Stephanie Sarkis: http://www.stephaniesarkis.com
Gaslighting is a tactic to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It can be applied against a person (as in the 1942 Movie “Gaslight”) or against a whole population. So let’s see how our Brexit Gaslighting is coming along based upon the 11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting…
|11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting||Brexit|
|1. They tell blatant lies.|
You know it’s an outright lie. Yet they are telling you this lie with a straight face. Why are they so blatant? Because they’re setting up a precedent. Once they tell you a huge lie, you’re not sure if anything they say is true. Keeping you unsteady and off-kilter is the goal.
|If Johnson tells the truth, it is a mere coincidence.|
2. They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.
|“Oven Ready Deal” only applied to the Withdrawal Agreement claimed James Cleverly. Yet there are numerous examples of Johnson saying “the deal” included the Trade Deal.|
3. They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition.
Nothing can be nearer and dearer to you than your own livelihoods!
4. They wear you down over time.
|How long has Brexit being going on? Add all the time UKIP was hating the EU too.|
|5. Their actions do not match their words.||Busily undermining the Withdrawal Agreement by breaking the Good Friday Agreement…|
|6. They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse you.||“Let’s clap for our Wonderful NHS” or “UK Fishing Rights” (when the UK Government handed the protection of UK Fishing Rights to a French company in 2019!)|
|7. They know confusion weakens people.||Herd Immunity or a series of arbitrary rules for Lockdown for everyone except for Government Ministers and Dominic Cummings?|
|8. They project. If they cheat they accuse you of cheating.||Look out for those benefits cheats! Just because they cheat and hand contracts out to their mates.|
|9. They try to align people against you.||Watch out for those Immigrants “invading” our shores: let’s send gunboats (aka our warships) out to sink their ships! (Their rubber rafts – people fleeing conflict that was sown in the west).|
|10. They tell you or others that you are crazy.||There is no end to the admonishment of the “crazy” population that voted for Brexit. “We’re only implementing their decision”. Yet it is the Tories and their rich friends that are the only beneficiaries to the disaster capitalism arising from Brexit and rigged election result secured by Cambridge Analytica / Big Data methods.|
|11. They tell you everyone else is a liar.||Back to James Cleverly again: anyone that said we meant Trade Deal when Johnson said “Oven Ready Deal” is a liar.|
So just so you know… its not that the EU is some fantastic entity for Democracy, because it isn’t, it’s just that it’s only the rich people that will benefit from Brexit…
Just to confirm that Gaslighting is Tory Policy is this article from The Independent 15th December 2020.
Tory activists have been urged to campaign like Donald Trump by “weaponising fake news” and talking “nonsense” if it works, in a party newsletter.
The bulletin sent out to members in Northamptonshire says “there are lessons that we can learn from Trump”, adding: “A lie can go round the world before the truth can get its boots on.”
It also vows to “fight woke-ism”, attacking Labour’s landmark Equality Act, designed to stamp out prejudice in the workplace and public services – arguing it “legalises discrimination based on gender”.
The newsletter, issued in Peter Bone’s constituency of Wellingborough, sparked a protest from one local Conservative, who says he was then dropped from the candidates’ list for the seat.The Independent 15th Dec 2020