Source on “Gaslighting” or being manipulated to distrust your senses.

Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself | Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/gaslighting-know-it-and-identify-it-protect-you…
5 days ago – Gaslighting is a tactic of behavior in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works a lot better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting. It is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders.

Want to Figure Trump Out? He’s the “Staging,” Not the Subject of this Presidency

The DJT presidency is all about stagecraft. The president is continually adjusting the lighting, microphone, platform, audience, and the approach. So if you keep your eye only on what he says, on the words or apparent meaning, you are missing the point. There is little there that is truly substantive, or true.

If that does not work for you, consider him more the “packing peanuts” you would put around the object you are sending. The persona is the object, while his effort goes into the shifting peanuts outlining the persona.

Keep you eye on the staging elements, for that is what he is all about – appearance, and maintaining a favorable light.. When he adjusts his conversation mid-interview, he is simply re-writing the script for the drama he is writing.

  • This is reality TV, and he will determine the current reality. The “delete” button is his friend. It allows him to erase any prior substantive position. He cannot/will not beheld accountable. It allows him – in his own mind – to simply start anew without any history, or commitment to anything said. From there he conjures up a new message. But it is adjustable and subject to ultimate appearance and impact:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   how it “plays” with his base and the public in general, and                                                                           whether it puts him in a favorable light.

His reality will be roiling and tumultuous until the final edit. Don’t try to take what is said as what is mean. Meaning has no meaning. Only impact and outcome has meaning.

 

Tabulating the Cost of Trumps’ Enormous Ego

What is the cost we are bearing to assuage Trump’s ego?

Example, he will commission a costly investigation of voting fraud, purportedly to show that 3.5-5.0 million ineligible voters account for the edge in the popular vote attributed to Hillary Clinton. This will be just one of many items to come that are initiated solely to protect Trump’s fragile ego. [Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said that he would not play in this sandbox.]

Whatever happened to the legal standard of, “reasonable and prudent person?”

Voter Fraud Investigation  1-26-2017:     $______________ to be completed

This will be an on-going list and open to contributions from commentaters:

Chase That Rabbit – Distracting the Public

One of the techniques used by DJT to distract the press is to introduce some bogus issue into the conversation. Often it is so bizarre or outlandish that the press can’t leave it alone or see it for what it is. Imagine, “suspecting” voter fraud, when research has shown it at .0004%-.0009% where it occurs. Yet now he wants an investigation into California and NY state.

Don’t we have better things to do with our money and time?