"Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their own memory, perception, and sanity. Instances may range from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim." A good example of staged, bizarre events are the protests organized at RNC events, and the DNC convention we saw detailed in the Project Veritas video stings. In them, we see the DNC, under Bob Creamer, paid $1,500 to the mentally ill at Trump rallies to foment violence.
Wikileaks proves DNC rigged primaries, robbed donors, undermined democracy. In rigging this primary election, in her now proven control of the media, she has exhibited more criminality and danger than Trump. For Sanders to support her he would literally be supporting the greater threat to democracy, a truly fascist state, as defined under the international standards regarding the absence of free elections. Perhaps he should go Green, contest, or pass the torch to someone else if the burden has become too heavy. Either way, as the DNC gets sued for defrauding donors of money by rigging the election for Hillary, Sanders needs to stop pretending there was no fraud lest further emails discredit him and loyalists as well. The absolute worst thing he can do, at this opportunity, is to bend a knee to the Clinton machine while hobbling the Greens or Libertarians hoping to create a lasting third party.
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Please note both are fear-based narratives consistent with the most nefarious psyops and propaganda in politics. A narrative, in political terms, is a fictional story that is intended to frame a candidate in a positive or negative light. In modern attacks they are conveyed by manipulative and deceptive editing of video and/or audio which is then amplified in the media.
It is the opposite of the history of a candidate, which relies on facts and records. Here, the DNC outlines the framing of Donald Trump and the narrative to be used. they also did this to Bernie Sanders, with that narrative being that he's a commie, crazy, and his supporters are violent, and dangerous "Bernie Bros." The term framing is self-evident: you are setting someone up for something they did not, or do not do. Bernie, in the chair throwing myth, was framed.
In fact, just use the search option on the Wikileaks page and type in Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, MSNBC, CNN. The results will surprise you. This is the most calculated political undermining of Democracy in US history. Don't be surprised if the media focus is on another mass shooting here or abroad, or any other "terror" event that could distract voters from such a devastating revelation. It wasn't just Bernie that was robbed, you, the American people, were all robbed for the sake of pushing the TPP into law.
Where have we seen this attempt to use religious bigotry to garner votes before? Oh yeah. With Obama, 2008, when the Clinton camp spread rumors about Obama being a Muslim to stoke terrorist fears. Except Obama was not Muslim. More important than that, however, is that the thousands of emails just released are the smoking gun that will make the ongoing class-action lawsuit against the DNC for secret collusion with the Clinton campaign that much harder to defend against in the courts and in the court of public opinion.