Except they do it constantly. The US government routinely gaslights the public in order to do many things:

  1. To change regimes in foreign countries
  2. To declare war on human consciousness (War on Drugs)
  3. To subsidize shitty food and tell us it’s good for us (Food pyramid)
  4. To spy on citizens (Patriot Act) and make clandestine deals with Google/Facebook/Twitter to systematically manipulate popular opinion and deplatform counter-narrative ideas.


The US government’s explicit law against gaslighting, I’m afraid, is just more gaslighting in disguise.

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