If you’re unfamiliar with the term “gaslighting” here’s a quick refresher from Wikipedia:
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other changes, including low self-esteem.
Let’s consider what’s been going on with the whole Covid craziness and you decide for yourself (if you can still think straight) if what’s been happening meets the definition of gaslighting or not. Way back in March the US Surgeon General, the CDC, the WHO and a host of other medical “experts” proclaimed that healthy people did not need to wear face masks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease is on record in March saying that wearing face masks was pointless but they might make people feel better.
Then, all of a sudden with absolutely NO scientific studies or medical documentation whatsoever this cast of “medical experts” changed their tune in unison, almost overnight in early April. Mysteriously ALL the experts who had previously cautioned against wearing face masks suddenly decided that wearing a face mask could mean the difference between life and death!
That’s odd don’t you think?
No exhaustive clinical studies supported this. No multi-trial analytic studies. Nothing. Then there was this little nugget that for any critically thinking person should be a dead giveaway that something was very wrong.
This killer virus, this threat to global humanity, this silent but extremely deadly pathogen could miraculously be contained with any old face covering whatsoever! An old cut up t shirt, a cloth bandana, an old wash cloth, virtually anything would do just as long as you covered your face. OK, so you’re going to play it safe and get yourself a store bought “surgical” face mask. Then you notice this little gem printed on the back of the box:
“. . . will not provide any protection against COVID-19 (coronavirus)”
What’s up with that? My guess is the lawyers required this disclaimer to be on the box since the surgical masks are so porous most any virus will easily pass through the material. So why wear a face mask?
Feeling a little crazy? A little discombobulated by all this doubletalk psychobabble insanity? Welcome to the wonderful world of gaslighting!Global Gaslighting