Gaslight (verb). To cause (a person) to doubt their sanity through psychological manipulation.
Gaslighting is a technique used by people who fail to meet expectations to distract from reality. This action is taking place at all levels of government but is most effective at State and Federal levels because those get the media attention. That media circulation is important because it spreads the message and gives credibility to it.
The knee-jerk reaction of many in government is to attack a problem by adding restrictions on law-abiding citizens. An example is the bill signing event held yesterday in New York. Governor Kathy Hochul put her signature on a new gun control law in reaction to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo. This law changes the age to buy semi-automatic rifles, bans body armor for the general public, and closes Red Flag loopholes.
This show was to let the people of New York think the government has your back and is taking action. It looks at the issue from one side only. In this case, the other side is changing how the justice department in New York is handling charges, indictments, and sentencing. When we add new laws, we have to remember that people intent on breaking the law do not concern themselves with them. They may concern themselves with the ramifications of breaking them, and now those are not significant.
Biden put out a statement yesterday regarding how proud he is of the progress made in the economy. This is the purest example of gaslighting I have ever seen. Incomes are rising at 5%, making them 3.8% behind record inflation. Every day greets us with a new record gas price, and we are now told to be ready for record electric rates due to rising coal prices.
Our National Debt is over $30 Trillion, and it is to go higher if Biden goes forward with student loan forgiveness. That forgiveness will also add to the 8.8% inflation. The President is also touting that robust job numbers, but we have yet to reach our pre-Covid levels. No, Joe, the economy is not making progress.
I wrote yesterday about the PSA program in New York City warning people to use illegal drugs safely. Not don’t use these drugs. No, it is using them safely. This ill-conceived program ignores a problem killing our young generation at historic levels. Fentanyl deaths have become the number one killer of people from 24 to 45, with over 100,000 killed yearly.
Thousands of illegals are flooding over our border every day, and rather than stop the flow, we are working with Canada and Spain to import illegals from the United States. Two years ago, we were exporting oil and gas. We are exporting illegal aliens and trying to buy petroleum products from OPEC and Venezuela. This collection of failures would be laughable if not so serious.
The President is supposedly fuming over his low poll numbers. Rather than making changes, and getting people in place who can solve issues, Biden is going to appear on Jimmy Kimmel. It has been 140 days since his last one-on-one conversation with the media, but talking to a fourth-ranked nighttime host does not count.