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The rise of reverse gaslighting

17 April 2024

12:08 AM

17 April 2024

12:08 AM

We live now in an age of reverse gaslighting.

Ordinary gaslighting — the term was popularized by the 1944 movie Gaslight — describes a process of psychological manipulation whose goal is to make ordinary people question their sanity.

Reverse gaslighting, by contrast, aims to convince us that insane realities are perfectly normal.

Imagine: practically the entire population quarantines itself because a couple of government bureaucrats tell them to.

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