The Year of the Gaslighter

Well, it has been quite a year, 2022. I’m officially dubbing it “The Year of the Gaslighter.” I was going to dub it “The Year of the Mother of All Mindfucking Global-Capitalist Gaslighters,” but that seemed like a mouthful, so I’m opting for brevity.

Seriously, if there were an Olympics of Gaslighting, GloboCap (i.e., the global corporatocracy) would take the gold in every event. At this point, the majority of the global masses have been successfully gaslighted into a semi-conscious, quasi-cyclothymic state in which they oscillate, on a moment-by-moment basis, between robotic obedience and impotent rage. Those who are not still walking around in their masks and prophylactic face shields and injecting themselves with experimental “vaccines” for reasons they no longer even pretend to be able to articulate without gibbering like imbeciles are genuflecting at the feet of an oligarch huckster who they believe has come to deliver them from Wokeness.

If you were GloboCap, and in the process of imposing your new official ideology on the entire planet in a kind of global Gleichschaltung op, and otherwise establishing your “New Normal Reich,” and you needed the masses confused and compliant, you couldn’t ask for much more from your Gaslighting Division!

The gaslighting got underway in January, when the corporate media, health authorities, and other major organs of the New Normal Reich started suddenly “discovering” that the official Covid narrative was “inaccurate,” or, you know, a bunch of lies.

A series of limited hangouts ensued.

Suddenly, it appeared that the “Covid case” and “Covid death” statistics were inaccurate, or inflated, or had been fabricated. The “vaccines” didn’t work. They were killing people. Lockdowns had been a “serious mistake.” And so on. Duplicitous politicians, pusillanimous public-health authorities, perfidious pundits, and assorted other professional sycophants and lying weasels were shocked to discover they had inadvertently been part of the most insidious PSYOP that had ever been perpetrated on the masses in the history of insidious mass-PSYOPs.

The Last Days of the Covidian Cult were upon us! The Corporatocracy had overplayed their hand, and underestimated their opposition, and they knew it.

But the Cult was not going to go down quietly. In February, in Ottawa, Canada, thousands of truckers and other working-class people who had had enough of the Pandemic PSYOP occupied the streets outside the capitol and demanded an end to “vaccination mandates,” segregation of “the Unvaccinated,” and other “emergency health measures.” Justin Trudeau, the Canadian media, and their counterparts throughout the New Normal Reich immediately denounced the protesters as “treasonous, Russia-backed, transphobic, Nazi terrorists.”

This affront to the authority of the New Normal Reich could not be allowed to go unpunished, so Trudeau declared de facto martial law and unleashed a battalion of militarized police and other unidentified goons to beat and trample the protesters with horses (including one old lady with a “terrorist walker”). Then he went about hunting down and freezing the bank accounts of any Canadians who had donated to the protest, and otherwise attempting to destroy the lives of anyone who had disobeyed him.

This display of contempt for the rule of law and the ruthlessness of the New Normal Reich was one of the last of the bloody crackdowns on dissidents in countries all over the world that had been in progress for over a year by then, e.g., in Australia, The Netherlands, France, Germany, China, and other countries. These vicious “crackdowns” on peaceful protests were conducted “to protect the public health,” of course, and were not at all a display of brute force meant to intimidate the masses into obedience. The global-capitalist ruling classes are not fascists, or totalitarians, after all, and anyone who suggests they are is clearly a “Russia-backed, Covid-denying, conspiracy-theorizing extremist,” or whatever.

Oh, and speaking of totalitarians, and fascists, and goose-stepping, Sieg-heiling neo-Nazis, the Gaslighting Cavalcade of 2022 reached a whole new level of gaslighting in March, when, after years of provocation, Russia finally invaded Ukraine, and all the Ukrainian neo-Nazis that the corporate media had been extensively reporting on magically vanished into the ether.

Yes, it was Springtime for the GloboCap Nazis! And not just for the GloboCap Nazis! Liberals, still struggling with withdrawal symptoms from the adrenaline rush of the Covidian Cult, and the thrill of fanatically persecuting “the Unvaccinated,” suddenly had a new official narrative that they could mindlessly parrot and fanatically defend from the “conspiracy theorists” and “disinformationists.”

The only problem was, it didn’t make any sense. According to the new official narrative, those reports of Ukrainian neo-Nazis by virtually every mainstream media outlet and Nazi-hunting organization on the planet in the years leading up to 2022 were now, suddenly, just “Russian propaganda.” GloboCap hadn’t even bothered to scrub or visibility-filter those reports. They were all still right there on the Internet.

And, OK, the other problem was, in order to remain “New Normals in Good Standing” and keep their jobs and social contacts, liberals were now forced to actively cheer for swastika-tattooed, Sieg-heiling Nazis, and look the other way as Ukrainian fascists advocated the mass murder of children and quoted Adolf Eichmann on Ukrainian television.

The Spring and Summer were kind of a blur, or maybe I was just preoccupied with publishing The Rise of the New Normal Reich, a collection of my essays documenting the rollout of the New Normal in 2020 and 2021, which was an international Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestseller upon its release, and then was promptly banned by Amazon in Germany, The Netherlands, and Austria, and labelled with a “Covid-19 vaccine warning” advising readers to visit the CDC before purchasing and (God help them!) reading the book in every other Amazon market.

I vaguely remember something about monkeypox, but, mostly, when I wasn’t promoting the book, or struggling to keep my breakfast down after seeing another one of my liberal friends cheering for neo-Nazis on Facebook, I was focused on events here in New Normal Germany (which, yes, mask mandates are still in effect), and The Normalization of the New Normal Reich (which, no, is not over, but is just beginning), and attempting to start to emotionally recover from two solid years of official gaslighting, demonization, segregation, and so on.

Fortunately, in September, right on cue, as I was working through my emotional issues, i.e., how most of my former friends and colleagues had either gone silent and looked away as our constitutional rights were cancelled, dissent was censored and demonized, goon squads were dispatched to brutalize dissidents, experimental “vaccines” were forced on people, a social segregation system was implemented, and so on, or else, if they hadn’t gone silent, they had joined the shrieking fascistic mob … just as I was starting to process all that, as were a lot of other people, a prophet arrived on the “freedom” scene!

That’s right, as it turned out, I was totally wrong about the new totalitarianism, and how it works! I had stupidly assumed it was a political phenomenon … you know, a sociopolitical and cultural system imposed on the masses from above by force, but, according to Mattias Desmet, it’s actually a psychological phenomenon, a “mass formation” or “mass hypnosis”-type thing!

It’s possible that I’m not describing it correctly. As his devoted fans have repeatedly informed me, I don’t understand the nuances of Desmet’s theory. He explained it all on the Alex Jones show, while he was lying, which he does, repeatedly, but … whatever. I’m not a professor of psychology. The point is, the Covidian Cultists were all hypnotized! No one was threatening or gaslighting the masses! The poor confused things were doing it to themselves!

But that was not the end of the gaslighting. Globocap saved the best for last!

See, the problem was, there were all these people who hadn’t joined the Covidian Cult or any other part of the New Normal movement, and who were extremely angry about having been demonized, and segregated, and censored, and gaslighted, and so on, by their governments, global corporations, non-governmental governing entities, the corporate media, “scientific experts,” and the majority of the masses for two and a half years.

Something needed to be done about all that anger. It needed to be redirected somewhere. At something that wasn’t GloboCap, and that wouldn’t interfere with the New Normal program.

Emperor Elonicus to the rescue!

If Elon Musk wasn’t actually appointed by the global-capitalist ruling classes to redirect the pent-up anger of “the Unvaccinated” demographic, and the “Systematically Censored and Demonized” demographic, and everyone else who opposed the New Normal into a balls-out left/right shit-slinging contest … well, they couldn’t have found anyone better for the job.

Consider what he’s accomplished in the space of six weeks. After purchasing Twitter for $44 billion, he bought himself a couple of independent journalists — because who could resist the Twitter Files? I certainly couldn’t have, had I been in their position — and is staging the most audacious limited hangout in the history of audacious limited hangouts. Whether it will work over the longer term is unclear — Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi are already starting to become uncomfortable with being perceived and treated as Elon Musk’s employees — but, so far, it is going gangbusters!

Now, students of limited hangouts, whitewashing, and other COINTELPRO ops, really need to pay attention. Because the beauty of this limited hangout is that the “hangout” is actually a monumental story, an up-close look at the nuts-and-bolts processes of the global-capitalist Ministry of Truth. As Matt Taibbi reported in a recent piece

“… the Twitter Files show something new. We now have clear evidence that agencies like the FBI and the DHS are in the business of mass-analyzing social media activity — your tweets and mine, down to the smallest users with the least engagement — and are, themselves, mass-marking posts to be labeled, ‘bounced,’ deleted or ‘visibility filtered’ by firms like Twitter. The technical and personnel infrastructure for this effort is growing. As noted in the thread, the FBI’s social media-focused task force now has at least 80 agents, and is in constant contact with Twitter for all sorts of reasons. The FBI is not doing this as part of any effort to build criminal cases. They’ve taken on this new authority unilaterally, as part of an apparently massive new effort to control and influence public opinion. These agencies claim variously to be concerned about election integrity, foreign interference, medical misinformation, and monitoring domestic extremism, among other things. As crises wax and wane, the building out of the censorship infrastructure to ever-bigger and broader dimensions has been constant, suggesting that creating and deploying the tool to manipulate opinion was always the real end.”

And this monumental story is being buried in shit … American red/blue partisan shit. With a series of ham-handed PR stunts, cheap provocations, attention-grabbing antics, and good old-fashioned diversionary shit-slinging, Musk is (a) whitewashing the new “free-speech Twitter,” which continues to censor and defame us with impunity, (b) burying the actual story under a steaming heap of partisan acrimony, and (c) driving a big blunt wedge into the supra-partisan coalition of forces that had aligned in opposition to the roll-out of the New Normal.

That, my friends, is some world-class gaslighting! And the wildest part is, he probably doesn’t even consciously realize what he’s doing. Nevertheless, by the time he’s done playing grab-ass with the freedom-of-speech thing, and getting revenge on Taylor Lorenz, and so on, corporate censorship will have been completely normalized. “Freedom of speech” will be a running joke, as opposing camps of hate-drunk hypocrites take turns applauding as global corporations and their governmental partners censor one camp or the other.

On that cheery note, I’ll sign off for the year, and go tend to all the irate messages I’m getting from abject Elon Musk worshipers, and the hate-email from assorted anti-Semites, and so on, and then hibernate until 2023.

Oh, yeah, and those “Covid Twitter Files.” I can’t wait to scroll through those with a nice glass of eggnog. I’m sure they will be coming out any day now, maybe even on Christmas morning!

Happy holidays to one and all!


CJ Hopkins
December 18, 2022
Photo: Gaslight, MGM

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10 thoughts on “The Year of the Gaslighter

  1. Thanks, that’s all “straight-down-the-chimney” fact. I just wanted to add Canada’s CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) for their strong support for “content deactivated” to inform us that our comments (every medium everywhere wants YOUR comments “down below” but then of course you may be abused for saying the wrong thing) as this CBC mainstream criticizes “misinformation” in the “Alternative Media” but supports all the propaCanada it receives from Liberals, like a funeral turned into Heroic Liberal Hysteria, with a speech from the altar by the PM sent out “live” to the masses. But don’t forget John Lennon’s “Christmas Song” ahem, “War Is Over, If You Want It” sounds very “conspiratorial” doesn’t it? Imagine.

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  2. God help us. Like I said before, I really do not yet know how we defeat this evil, and articles like this don’t provide the answer (unless egg nogs are the answer, which I doubt).
    I’m going to read again Daniel Hannan’s book, ‘How We Invented Freedom – and Why It Matters’. There has to be some strategy, somewhere, which will enable us to stop this evil in its tracks. I suspect the answer is in that book.


  3. There is every possibility that in the coming months the whole of humanity may commit mass suicide, through a global war.

    And it is not very difficult to imagine its possibility, because the people who are in power, the people who have nuclear weapons, are certifiably mentally ill.

    And perhaps deep down the majority of humanity has become too.

    Perhaps individually people are not courageous enough to commit suicide individually, but on a mass scale they are unconsciously ready.

    It seems the more stupid you are, the more gullible you are.

    You have to stop NOW and come out of this stupid game of followers and leaders.

    Can you not see how the politicians have become so very afraid of the people, now that the people can see that all of these politicians are nothing but lying psychopathic criminals.

    They need to be prosecuted for their crimes against humanity, treason, conspiracy, fraud, war crimes.

    Biden, Sunak, Macron, Trudeau, Scholz, Ardern, Schwab, Von der Leyen.

    Terrorists who now have decided to destroy the lives, security, freedom and well being of all their own citizens.

    Just look at the last three years of global insanity created by the mentally ill Davos crew, the UN, WHO, EU, G20 politicians, NATO, MIC, the Banksters, Big Pharma, MSM.

    The biggest three lies are:

    The pandemic hoax with it’s lockdowns, mandatory masks and faulty testing, all leading to a forced mRNA bio weapons program, mass psychosis, fear, death and serious injuries in the hundreds of millions.

    The Ukraine war hoax that Russia is the aggressor, creating unnecessary death, destruction and mass casualties in Ukraine, hypocritical sanctions leading to western food,and energy deprivation, whilst billions of dollars and euros evaporate in their globalist Neo Nazi wet dream.

    The global warming climate change hoax that steamrolls throughout the world taking no prisoners based upon zero evidence, incredible ignorance, propaganda and stupidity!

    It seems that to be a successful politician you have to be absolutely unintelligent, a fanatic, lying, promising continuously, knowing perfectly well that no promises are going to be fulfilled, always cheating, using beautiful words and hiding ugly realities.

    There appears to be no hope for real freedom to exist, ever!

    Humanity for millennia has lived under the delusion of one truly unbelievable fiction.

    The greatest fiction ever invented in the whole history of the world.

    It is that the sacred shrine in your heart was filled with the idea of God.

    For millions of years god was imagined as a giant controller in the heavens, do you know anyone who has ever met god?

    The priest has always been afraid, that their imaginary god should be found M.I.A.

    There are millions of priests in the world who depend on a single concept of God.

    Drop that idea and all these will be nowhere.

    Right now they have great prestige, power.

    Who will be the pope when there is no God?

    What will be his position?

    The religions have given humanity great fictions to live in.

    Now all those fictions are broken and the masses have nothing left to live for, hence the anguish.

    In anguish, only one thing seems to be there, somehow to get out of this circle of life, hence the idea of suicide and the increasing rate of suicide.

    And an unconscious desire of humanity that the third world war happens.

    Do you need any of these deluded people.

    They survive only on the fictions created by your misery, cunning people using your misery to exploit you and to have their power trip.

    God is not there.

    With him, the holy ghost disappears, the son disappears.

    God is the central focus of the whole fiction.

    Remove that central idea and the whole palace made of playing cards simply falls on the ground.

    Just a little awareness is needed.

    And it’s gone!

    There is no god, there has never been any god, all definitions are inventions.

    Remove god, remove Lucifer, remove heaven and hell, remove the idea of a future reward.

    Remove the idea that some messiah is to come to redeem you from your suffering.

    Remove the idea that anybody else is responsible for your misery and suffering.

    Remove the idea that somebody can give meaning to your life.

    Accept that really you are alone, born alone, and you will die alone.

    You have to accept your aloneness, which in no way you can avoid.

    And there is no way to change its nature.

    It is you.

    It is your authentic reality.

    And you are escaping from yourself.

    You can’t run away from yourself.

    Then there will be misery, there will be problems.

    Imaginary fictions cannot help much, they may give you some consolation, but consolation is not a good thing.

    What is needed is transformation, not consolation.

    Drop all that the priests and the politicians have put into you, and as you unburden yourself, you start having glimpses of your pure being.

    That is meditation.

    Once tasted, it transforms forever.

    Stop dumping problems on others.

    You have to solve your problems, and every individual has to solve their own problems.

    And the problems are not so many.

    It is one problem which you have not solved which has created a chain of unsolved problems.

    The only problem is: how to enter your aloneness without fear?

    And the moment you enter your aloneness without fear, it is such a beautiful and ecstatic experience that there is nothing compared to it.

    It is not a problem at all.

    It is the solution of all your problems.

    But you have made it a problem because you have listened to others and followed them.

    The blind following blind politicians and priests.

    This is your existence; you are responsible whatever you are, whatever you do, and whatever happens around you.

    Be mature.

    Don’t remain childish.


  4. Just remember the Declaration of Independence read it. Very short and also a USMC saying
    “A kind word, and a .45 accomplish more than a Kind Word.” Snake ANGLICO USMC


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