Gaslighting the Slow Burn
Updated: Dec 31, 2020
Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. People experiencing gaslighting often feel confused, anxious, and unable to trust themselves. (Source)
Slow burn is a gradual building up of anger, as opposed to an immediate outburst. (Source)
The political year 2020 was the culmination of a nearly four-year coup d’état by the left to depose President Donald J. Trump and his MAGA agenda from office. By the left, I mean Democrats, Progressives, Globalists, Deep State Intelligentsia, Swamp bureaucrats, Technocrats, Hollywood elitists, and socialist Academia. Their unconstrained, belligerent, and irrational hatred for the man himself eroded any pretenses that we were a united nation. What their increasingly irrational behavior exposed, was the two separate agendas vying for control over these United States. Their increasingly unhinged behavior also signaled they would stoop to any level, use any tactic, and destroy everything in their path to achieve said stated goal of dethroning Trump.
The defeat of their presumptive progressive queen in 2016 was tragedy beyond measure. It was unthinkable. It was unfathomable. For nearly a year leading up to the election, leftists and liberals in their mainstream echo chambers had been fed a continual firehose of propaganda promising nothing short of landslide Clinton victory. From pollsters and experts to movie stars and the state-run media, the Clinton victory was as sure as the sun rising in the east the next morning. These same experts had Trump’s chances of winning hovering somewhere south of zero. Yet, by 2 AM on November 7th, Hillary Clinton had conceded and Trump won the office as the incoming 45th-president with 304 Electoral College votes.
His victory was so shocking that even Trump himself was surprised. He, along with his campaign chief Stephen Bannon, were sure the fix was in for HRC from the outset. He must have assumed, like the two-failed Republican establishment candidates before him (McCain and Romney), he too would lose against the overwhelmingly crooked Democrat political leviathan. Yet the media, the Democrats, and even Trump underestimated the righteous anger of the so-called deplorables residing in flyover-country.
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was once purported to have said (upon their surprise attack on Pearl Harbor), I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. In 1941, this sleeping giant was the United States writ large. In 2016, this sleeping giant was the forgotten man. By 2020, this sleeping giant was American’s of all stripes, mortified at what the left was selling, and where they were promising to take us. This prospective future filled us with a terrible resolve.
Trump won in 2016 with 68M votes. Trump won in 2020, with nearly 80M votes. This increase of nearly 12M votes, was because Americans of every stripe were finally waking up and realizing just how off course our nation had become prior to 2016. Trump understood there was real anger out in the hinterland, but even he initially underestimated just how much anger was out there. Nor would he realize just how momentous his actions as president would come to be over the next four years.
Prior to 2020, most Americans, particularly those who never served in the military before, had no idea just how draconian our own government could be. Thus, life under the new normal of COVID-19(84) restrictions and subsequent state and national lockdowns was shocking. Most had innocently assumed the Constitution and our Bill of Rights were safeguards against tyranny. However, what Americans failed to understand was the insidious nature of the slow creep of tyranny growing like mold in the dark, damp, corners of our nation. Little did we know that the tyranny would not always come from our government, but from the technocracy, which grew in its shadow, being nurtured primarily by a transforming Democrat party. We did not understand how the left would use technology to silence and censor dissenting voices until they started doing it to people beyond the Alex Jones’ of the world.
Most Americans are unaware of a decline in individual liberty, and the reason is obvious: the decline rarely takes the form of sudden personal deprivations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion, and thus we come, as do the Russians, to regard whatever state we are in as a normal condition. Leonard E. Read
Most law-abiding citizens, believed the government excuse for this gradual encroachment upon our civil liberties, was ‘necessary’ for our own safety (e.g., Patriot Act). Fair to say, by 2020, the average American, who just wants to live peaceably, make an honest living, raise a family, and leave his children in a better place than he inherited, is increasingly frustrated and disenfranchised. Something was wrong with our nation. Something was turning sour, and many could not put their fingers on exactly what that was until just recently.
For example, let us symbolize the United States as a sickly woman. She wasn’t always sickly, but due to decades of neglect and a steady, force-fed diet of globalism, socialism, post-modernism, atheism, and other assorted ideological toxins, she began to succumb to the poisons. The Republican establishment was content to ignore the cause and simply apply bandages to the wounds. The Democrats, not content with just bandages, also insisted on doping her with an assortment of drugs. Trump’s treatment called for pulling the bandage off, treating the festering wounds directly, and exposing the problem causing the problems in the first place. The treatment was painful and unpleasant, but it was necessary. He had campaigned on the promise to drain the swamp, but even he could not have known just how deep and dark the swamp had become.
By the end of 2020, any pretenses that we were still a united, civilized country, died on the vine. What the faux pandemic provided globalists in terms of crisis management, was the opportunity to exercise naked aggression in the form of draconian governance. Similarly, the death of George Floyd provided anarchists and communists the opportunity to tear down the remaining foundations of our shared history. Not only were these anarchists and globalists supported by the usual suspects, Democrats, and establishment-type ‘squish’ republicans, but also, ironically, by corporate America. Professional social media sites like LinkedIn began filling up with social justice propaganda as one Fortune 500 company after another kowtowed to the pressure of the masses, even if diametrically opposed to their bottom line.
Leftist terrorists (BLM, Antifa) were finally given full license and political top cover from their Democrat handlers to go on a scorched earth mission. Nothing was sacred. Not the statues of Frederick Douglass, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, nor iconic brands like Aunt Jemima, Gone with the Wind, or the Washington Redskins. Cancel culture reigned supreme for the waning months of 2020. Average Americans watched both in amazement and disgust, at the hypocritical silence of the media and the politicians who said nothing about the dangers of super-spreading events like riots and lootings, yet chastised us on the dangers of mom-pop stores, churches, and having family over for holiday.
For leftists, facts do not matter. They did not care that Trump was reviving the economy at a record pace after eight years of mismanagement by the Obamanation. For leftists, truth does not matter. They do not care that there are biologically only two-genders or that the family is the building block of a nation. All that matters to the left is restoring their nearly century-long goose-stepped march toward a one, world government.
Sounds crazy, because it is crazy. The left wants a one-world government. But why?
First, we must just accept the reality that we are in a spiritual battle. The modern military prides itself in trying to master every domain of battlespace: land, sea, air, cyber, subterranean, and space. However, the most important battle space they are purposely ignoring (due to political correctness) is the spiritual domain. There is no getting around this reality- spiritual warfare is the primary and dominant form of warfare on the planet. It is the WHY communism exists; WHY terrorists do what they do: WHY globalists are so compelled to rush towards a one-world government: WHY everything becomes corrupted.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
Second, to achieve this, leftism (left of center politics) advocates for strong, governmental control. Let me rephrase, they want strong governmental control, as long as they control the government. The idea that ‘government knows better,’ is rooted in the human politics of envy and bitterness. Like any good cult, leftists never speak plainly nor honestly. They hide the true definition of their intent behind the common, non-offensive language. If the left really said what they meant, leftism as an ideology would be vanquished like a fart in the wind.
However, the foundation of leftism is really, rather simple, and it is the pettiest of sins, envy (you have, I want). Rather, leftism (in all its varying shades) is redefined and masked with honorable terms like equity, equality, community, sustainable development, and so on to hide its true intentions. Even terms, which in the past always had negative connotations such as socialism, have come full circle and been linguistically spun as some new noble endeavor. However, what is socialism? Let us go to an expert on the subject and see.
The goal of socialism is communism. Vladimir Lenin
The 20th-century is chock-full of examples of the absolute misery and devastation, communism wreaked upon a given population. Anywhere from 100-200M, people have died under communist regimes, whether through governmental violence, war, or just outright incompetence. Communism is the worst form of government ever constructed by mankind. It is the worst, because its foundations are built entirely on the false premises that man is inherently good, and we can rule ourselves apart from our Creator. Socialism always leads to tyranny, and this tyranny always ends up in the hands of one person. This is the world leftists want to make for the 21st-century.
By 2020, anyone who dared speak out against the growing tyranny was quickly labeled conspiracy theorists and kooks. These political watchmen were quickly silenced, shunned, and relegated to the fringes of society in the hopes they just go away. The marketplace of ideas, once a beacon of free speech and opposing opinions was quickly becoming cluttered with catchy marketing ads, memes, and soundbites drowning out any single individual from being heard. It also became intolerant to any who spoke against going with the flow. We then began to discover through WikiLeaks, Project Veritas, and other truth-forums just how bad the corruption really was. Our nation was founded on the rule of law, however, what we have come to discover, is that “the law” was not equally applicable. There was a privilege to be had; yet, this systemic privilege was not based on race, but on wealth and title. Especially if you were a democrat.
The results? We are witnessing in real-time, the dissolving, or dissolution, of the United States from within. There will be no happy ending to our American dream. This is not just my pessimism run amuck; this is war. The three parties involved in this cultural, governmental, and societal war, are the Republican Party (who is content to fight this war to a stalemate), the Democrats (willing to suicide the nation for total victory, and Trump (in it for total victory to preserve the nation). This leaves us with three opposing agendas and three destinies.
There is good news and bad news.
The bad news is, even if Trump wins reelection (as I believe he will), the left will reconstitute their forces and either try more desperate measures to destroy the man and his legacy. They are left with three options: assassinate him, suicide our currency or civil war. As of 2020, the US is $27T in debt. Our national debt is both a massive, unstable, unsustainable liability, as well as a threat to our national security that nations like China, Iran, Russia, etc., will seek to exploit. This seems like the next most likely vulnerability they will go after.
With nearly half of the US population ideologically opposed to both our history and our future as a nation, leftists have already mentally seceded from our nation and are increasingly comfortable with open conflict. The right (or just average Americans) are equally becoming more emboldened to fight back against the dying of the light. This does not bode well for our nation, and as President Abraham Lincoln once said (quoting Jesus Christ), a house divided cannot stand. I think either way this election turns out, civil war is a growing potentiality.
To play devil’s advocate, if I were a globalist elitist and I wanted a one-world government, my first agenda is to create a one-world economy. This begins by multinational and transnational banking and economics. However, my main obstacle would be the United States, which means I need to make the US a non-factor in global affairs. If I could not get my Manchurian candidate into the highest office to help suicide the nation (e.g., Obama/Clinton/Biden/Harris), then I would need to make such a crisis that the US was permanently sidelined. Many believe that the China-virus was created to do just this.
Others believe it is a precursor (or test run) for a coming future crisis. Since the left has already tried personal smears, investigations, impeachment, and stealing the election (theft from a thousand frauds) to stop Trump, the only options they have left are to kill the man, kill the currency, or create a civil war. If Trump is reelected, then any of these last three avenues are on the table. Regardless, these are simply means to an end. Ultimately, their goal is the dissolution of these United States.
The good news is they do not get to control the narrative; God does (see also Psalm 2).
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. Acts 17:24-26
The nation(s) may rage and the odds may seem overwhelmingly stacked against us, but this is ALL smoke and mirrors. The truth is Christ has already won the victory back on Calvary some 2,000 years ago. Everything since has been the writhing and thrashing of a headless snake. When God spoke to Satan just after Adam and Eve’s fall, He told Satan that he would bruise His (Jesus’) heel, but He (Jesus) would crush his head (Genesis 3:15). Satan is defeated and is frantically trying to counter this reality by using humans to bring this final kingdom into play earlier, rather than at its appointed time (the 70th Week). God sets the times and boundaries for nations, not Satan.
However, God has allowed Satan to temporarily run this world. He is completely devoted to gaslighting the redeemed in these last days into believing either we are crazy or delusional for believing God is in control. We exist in a physical, natural, fallen creation that operates under the constraints God put in place after the fall of Adam. Thus, we are confined to enemy territory. I see us very much like prisoners of war in a concentration camp, grinding out an existence while the guards and everyone else walks free without a care in the world. However, the war is already over, and their side lost. We are just waiting for the victors to come through and crush them, and liberate us.
God will control what the final crisis is that brings about the conditions for the Tribulation, not Satan. God will continue to use Donald Trump (as He has been) for as long as He wants to, regardless of how impossible His reelection seems now. Remember, God, specializes in the ridiculous. God flooded the entire world. On two separate occasions, God took a slave and made him the second most important leader in two different superpowers (Egypt and Babylon). God parted the Red Seas. He used a young boy to kill a seasoned, giant, warrior. He used a burning bush to speak. God has taken people alive (bypassing death) into heaven and translating them from mortal to immortal on the way up. God has promised to do that with an entire generation of believers.
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. Revelation 3:10-11