Gaslighting is the act or practice of grossly misleading someone, especially for one’s own advantage. We typically associate it with toxic relationships between individuals.
But there is another type of gaslighting taking place – and it’s affecting all of us.
Government and media gaslighting.
The government wants to control what we see.
Social media platforms are censoring what we see.
And, thanks to the Twitter files (and the White House press room), we know the media is taking talking points from the government and big corporations run by elites.
They are misleading us for their own purposes.
We know something isn’t right, but keep telling us everything is fine, and we shouldn’t worry.
And if one of us does report the truth, they gaslight us and call us conspiracy theorists.
The war for your mind and belief system is happening. It’s real. And they’re playing to win.
Just take a look at these 10 examples of government and media gaslighting to see what you’re up against.
Know what you’re battling so you can better listen and better prepare for what is coming.
1. Drama Surrounding Gas Stoves
In January 2023, Richard Trumka, the head of Biden’s Consumer Product Safety Commission, told Bloomberg that the CPSC would consider a ban as part of efforts to address hazards posed by gas ranges.
In the interview, Trumka called this standard household appliance a “hidden hazard” and said that “any option is on the table” when it comes to regulating gas stoves.
Trumka said, “Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.” He also talked about “setting standards on emissions from the appliances.”
But then, after people raised concerns, Trumka’s story changed to only applying to new stoves.
We were told, “No. Gas stoves are not being banned.”
Numerous media outlets reported that Federal Regulators will not ban gas stoves. Then things got quiet.
Then, surprise! The Department of Energy unveiled a new rule that will make around half of the current gas stove models in stores no longer eligible for purchase.
2. Misleading Information about the Economy
We are being told “Nothing is wrong with the economy. The Fed will lower inflation.”
Desperate to reach their 2% target inflation rate, the Fed has raised interest rates 11 times in the last 18 months.
Meanwhile, the federal government keeps spending money we don’t have on the $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill and Ukraine.
They don’t expect the general public to understand how the economy works, so they feed us a lie. Or they change key economic definitions to suit their narrative. And they keep spending money they don’t have.
Yet, inflation is again on the rise with September data showing it’s now up at 3.67%.
3. What’s Really Going on In the Middle East
According to The Atlantic, “National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, speaking at The Atlantic Festival, rattled off a long list of positive developments in the Middle East, developments that were allowing the Biden administration to focus on other regions and other problems. A truce was holding in Yemen. Iranian attacks against U.S. forces had stopped. America’s presence in Iraq was ‘stable.’ The good news crescendoed with this statement: ‘The Middle East region is quieter today than it has been in two decades.’”
Keep in mind, he said this just weeks after Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. And weeks after an outbreak of Arab-Kurdish violence left hundreds dead in Syria. And just days before the horrific Hamas attack in Israel.
4. The Infamous Laptop
We’ve been told for years now that the whole Hunter Biden laptop isn’t real. The CIA and FBI said it wasn’t.
But, wait a second, it was!
It was real, yet the New York Post was deplatformed for a long time because they broke the story.
The recently released Twitter Files prove that not only was the laptop real, but that intelligence officials and social media platforms knew it and STILL discredited the story.
[Related Read: Preparing in a World of Censorship and False Media Narratives]
5. Mass Migration
We’ve been told our government can’t control the mass migration coming into America.
The Darien Gap, which was just recently considered a treacherous route for those escaping to Panama, is now a clearly marked route complete with ribbons and guides.
According to Fox News, “Crossing through the dense, lawless jungle not long ago was unthinkable to most people. In recent years, it became a brutal slog of a week or more. But some migrants arriving this week described an organized trek completed in as little as 2 ½ days on trails marked by colored ribbons and assisted by guides and porters, part of what officials say has become a business generating millions of dollars.”
Michael Yon, an independent journalist, has been in the Darien Gap for months and what he’s reporting is vastly different from what our government is telling us.
In fact, this mass migration is being systematically carried out by OUR government.
Daily, Yon sees migrants being put on buses headed to the US. He’s even reported Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Homeland Security, has visited the major camps in the area.
So, which is it? Is it out of control or is it being systematically controlled?
6. WEF and Food Control
We’ve written about the World Economic Forum and how they are targeting farmers to control what we eat.
According to the media, this is just a conspiracy theory. And anyone who believes there is a target on farmers’ backs is called crazy.
Each of these articles contains quotes that come directly from the WEF’s website.
Still think we’re the crazy ones?
Look on WEF’s website and see how they suggest we should start eating bugs to help reduce climate change.
7. Russian Collusion
Throughout the 2016 political season and after the election, we were continuously told America had experienced Russian collusion.
Anyone who said otherwise was shut up or called a conspiracy theorist.
However, 4 years later, the Justice Department came out and said there never should have even been an investigation of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s 2016 election because there was so little evidence.
Justice Department special counsel John Durham said, “We conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their important mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report.”
But even now that we know it wasn’t true, people are still shut down when they speak up about it.
8. Christians and Conservatives Are Being Targeted
We’re told we have freedom of speech in America, but conservatives and Christians feel as if they have to watch their words.
When they tell someone they don’t feel safe sharing their opinions, they are told that it is nonsense.
The media tells us that conservatives and Christians aren’t being targeted.
But… the evidence suggests otherwise.
- An April 2023 press release from the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee states, “Today, Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed that the FBI relied on information derived from at least one undercover employee and sought to use local religious organizations as ‘new avenues for tripwire and source development.’ This proposed outreach plan included contacting so-called ‘mainline Catholic parishes’ and the local ‘diocesan leadership.’”
- The Catholic Herald shared in August 2023 that the FBI spied on traditionalist U.S. Catholics to link Catholics to “the far right nationalist movement.”
- Chase Bank just recently debanked Mercola Market, which is owned by Dr. Joseph Mercola, who has “unacceptable” ideas about the COVID-19 vaccine. Not only did they debank the business, but they also debanked Mercola and some of his family members and employees.
9. The Russia-Ukraine War
The media isn’t sharing any other points of view regarding the Russian-Ukraine war.
Why do we only get served one side of the story?
What don’t they want us to know? Why can’t we ask questions about where the money and the weapons are going?
It could have something to do with Biden’s Executive Order 13660 – which allows the government to “deal with” any individuals who they deem a “threat” to Ukraine’s democratic processes.
Say, for instance, you post online that you are anti-war or against continuing to support Ukraine… you could be considered a threat, put under surveillance, and “dealt with.”
10. Central Bank Digital Currency Woes
We’re told, “Oh no, FedNow isn’t a precursor to CBDCs and us controlling your money.”
Then, the Anti-Surveillance CBDC Act was passed through a committee in September and the legislation said that a CBDC would do just that.
Majority Whip Tom Emmer stated after the bill was passed:
“This bill is simple: It halts the efforts of this Administrative State under President Biden from issuing a financial surveillance tool that will undermine the American way of life.
Unlike decentralized cryptocurrencies, a central bank digital currency is a digital form of sovereign currency that is designed and issued by a government and transacts on a digital ledger that is controlled by that government. In short, a central bank digital currency is government-controlled programmable money that, if not designed to emulate cash, could give the federal government the ability to surveil and restrict Americans’ transactions.
This is not just alarming – it’s downright un-American. We’ve already seen examples of governments weaponizing their financial system against their citizens.”
If we weren’t heading to CBDCs and the government controlling our money, why did our representatives need to introduce the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act?
Chew on that for a moment.
Don’t Fall for It and Get Caught Off Guard
The time to prep for whatever is coming was yesterday. The second best time is NOW.
If you’ve had the feeling that something isn’t right, don’t ignore it. Prep now.
Develop a safe communication plan.
Make sure you have what you need should things go south…quickly.
We don’t know what’s going to happen – or when – but we need to be prepared.
Stay aware and prepare, friends.
Preparedness Advisor, My Patriot Supply