Let’s stop using “gaslighting.”

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      HassleCat
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      Bill Cosby has used a number of different techniques to mislead people concerning his treatment of women, but gaslighting doesn’t seem to be one of them. I watched the movie this week, so I am reminded that gaslighting is the specific attempt to make someone question his or her sanity.

      Bill Cosby is gaslighting Black America (msn.com)

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      GZeusH
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      The definition of that being: lying so easily, and with such a smile, that people are left thinking the sun shines out your ass.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

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      djean111
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      That people are nuts if they do not totally see that his release completely erases wrongdoing.   I wonder if all those celebrating his release would send their daughters or wives to have a nice secluded dinner with him.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

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    • #433268
      Haikugal
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      Yeah, it’s gaslighting of the first order.

    • #433271
      Utopian Leftist
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      is that these people usually believe their own lies.

      In his twisted mind, he didn’t drug those women. He “gave them a little something so they could relax” in the greatness of his company, don’cha’know?

      He is sick and will remain so until death because he is in denial. Attempts to defend his actions amount to gaslighting because they are intended to make the recipient as sick and twisted as Cosby has demonstrated himself to be.

      The word ‘gaslighting’ is not always used in the context of an attempt to drive a particular person insane. It may have originated that way but it has evolved and can be used to describe any surreptitious attempt at confusion or obfuscation from the truth.

      The media is gaslighting us into believing that Biden is a liberal.

      "All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky
      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti

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        Ohio Barbarian
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        Sometimes, an individual is just plain fucking crazy, and that’s how the plain fucking crazy always act.

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      Pam2
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      Is there any chance that Cosby will just quietly go away? Or will we be seeing this POS on TV doing interviews proclaiming his innocence?

       

       

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      NV Wino
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      Let him fade away into obscurity. He will never change. He will never spend more time in prison. The best we can do is erase his name from history.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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