The Guardian has published an excellent article on the dynamics of “gaslighting” and how to resist its manipulation of facts and reality: How To Survive Gaslighting: When Manipulation Erases Your Reality.
It is essential for all of us to understand that the constant lies and distortions emanating from the White House and GOP leadership are tactics of both authoritarian propaganda and psychological abuse. And the purpose of most psychological abuse, on an individual and group level, is CONTROL. Control without reason. Control without facts. Control without truth. Control without mercy. Kind of like an abusive spouse (I’m looking at you, Steve Bannon).
The Gaslight Zone: Undermining Reality. #Resist.
This Timeline was first published and updated at billmoyers.com. It will be updated periodically. Trump’s efforts to develop business in Russia date to 1987. In 1996, he applied for his trademark in that country. Discussing ambitions for a Trump hotel in 2007, he declared, “We will be in Moscow at some point.” 2002: Russian-born Felix H. Sater and […]
via AN UPDATED TIMELINE: RUSSIA AND TRUMP — The Belly of the Beast
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seated next to him, at dinner at Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 10, shortly before they had to scramble to react to a North Korean missile launch. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) With each of President Donald Trump’s trips to the Mar-a-Lago Club — and there have been four in…
via More than Mar-a-Lago: Members of all Trump clubs could have access to the president — OpenSecrets Blog
Conservative Christians have crawled out of the church pew woodwork to rend their garments and beat their breasts, at word that Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast will feature an openly gay character. They’ve loudly promised to boycott the film and Disney itself in spiritual protest. This news alone is of little……
via The Naked Hypocrisy of a Christian Disney Boycott — john pavlovitz
John Pavlovitz gets it right again. The cognitive dissonance these folks must experience takes my breath away. I keep hearing Godspell’s “Alas For You” echoing in my mind. Ugh.