Gaslighting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. John E. Russell   

Controlling US Citizens Via Gun Registration and Confiscation. The process to arrive at total control of citizens is called gaslighting.

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception, and sanity. Instances may range simply 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 (Dorpat, 1994).

We are being told repeatedly by anti-gun advocates, politicians, and the media that they support the Second Amendment and that no one really wants to take our guns, yet the President is about to invoke Executive Orders while pushing Congress for more restrictive gun control legislation that will substantially impact our gun rights. we’re being told repetedly that the gun control measures they want to take are "reasonable" and reflective of "common sense," yet our own common sense makes it clear not a single measure being suggested would have prevented any of the mass shootings we’ve seen.

We’re being told that civilians have no need for an AR-15 or 30-round magazines, yet the people who seek to ban them are routinely protected by the same weapons with the same high-capacity magazines, along with their families. We are being told that gun registration can help reduce violent crime; yet we know criminals are not going to register their guns, and every modern despot who came to power used gun registration to ultimately disarm the public before imprisoning and murdering political dissidents.

We will soon be told that the actions being taken are necessary to stop the senseless violence and murder of innocent children. Effective solutions like armed security in schools or the elimination of gun-free zones where mass murders tend to occur, will be dismissed outright. Never mind that armed security protects the halls and residences of those in power. To some these reforms will seem acceptable. Rest assured, however, that when the next mass murders occur they will insist the changes did not go far enough and they will come after the remaining guns.

History explains why: Of late the Showtime network has been running the movie, The Pianist. It is the true story of a Polish classical pianist named Szpilman and his experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto, where the Nazis segregated Polish Jews before sending most of them to die in Treblinka during WWII. Initially the Jews vastly outnumbered their Nazis overlords yet these people complied with the edicts imposed upon them thinking it wise to do so - until it was too late. The Nazis understood the effectiveness of using authority to manage average people who were reluctant to believe that the regime would ultimately harm them. The same was true of the Russians who were murdered under Stalin, the Cambodians under Pol Pot, the Rwandan Tutsis under the Hutus, and every other example of the imposition of tyranny.

We are being Gaslighted. We are being told lies about the true intentions of those who seek to take our Gun Rights by attrition and they have abundant history to show them how to do it. Those who suggest this is happening are branded as paranoid conspiracy nuts, a tactic of the Gaslighting process. The approach is as clever and effective as it is diabolical and many in America will fall prey to it. Those who recognize it for what it is will face difficult choices – comply or resist both of which carry adverse consequences.

We study history to understand where the future is likely to carry us and now we are living it. Either we are going to be a part of deciding our own destiny or we will allow others to determine it for us. I choose liberty.

A very wicked man said,

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future.
—Adolf Hitler, about 1935

The first step is gun registration. The next and final step is gun confiscation.

A first hand witness tells how Hitler took Austria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snFEg7EGaqk

See the etymology of the term gaslighting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

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Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015 18:27