By telling you that everyone else (your family, the media) is a liar, it again makes you question your reality. You’ve never known someone with the audacity to do this, so they must be telling the truth, right? No. It’s a manipulation technique. It makes people turn to the gaslighter for the “correct” information—which isn’t correct information at all.
You are the product
As a follow-on from yesterdays “Be careful what you “like” post, I’ve had a number of follow-up comments on Facebook. I was reminded this morning to point out to Chris, if you are not paying for it, YOU ARE THE PRODUCT.
I can’t be sure where I heard this first, it’s not one of mine. Maybe this lifehacker blog post, this Forbes.com article I’ve definately read before too.
The Moocher Class via the Daily Show
A great example. If you are poor, you’re condemned for needing help, and, if you are poor you are ripe to be exploited. Lewis Black makes in easy to understand why…
The fading power of politics
This is a really good article on the politics of power, and how quickly the power of politics fades. The fact that former VP Cheney was the most senior US rep. is telling both from a perspective of Thatcher as it is for Cheney.
It is perhaps important for these politicians to remember, unlike the businesses and doctrines they politic for, when the politician goes, neither the business, nor the doctrine will step forward to defend them. The only people there will be those whose own legacy depends on the continuation of a line of deceit.