Obama employs tried and true “gaslighting” technique

Adan Salazar
June 7, 2013

As much as we’d like to believe in president Obama’s reassurances that nobody is listening to our phone calls, what we’ve gleaned from whistleblowers in the past tells a very different story.

For instance, National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney last year stated,

“Domestically, they’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous process.”

Binney has direct insider knowledge, having worked for the NSA for a staggering 32 years as technical director. Binney says he built the back-end for a program that has since been redirected towards the American people, tracking and logging every citizen’s phone calls, texts, emails, Google searches, and even social network history.

The central hub for all recorded activities is said to be a data storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah with, reportedly, the capacity to store 100 years worth of data.

The London Telegraph even produced a mini-documentary on the subject titled, “The Program (Stellar Wind),” a project they introduced as follows: “Following 9/11, the National Security Agency began a top-secret surveillance program to spy on U.S. Citizens without warrants.”

And again this year, an insider let slip yet another bombshell.

When the FBI began investigating bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s girlfriend Katherine Russell’s possible involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing, a former FBI counterterrorism agent blurted out on CNN’s Erin Burnett Show that the government has the capability to go back and find out exactly what was said in conversations.

Here’s the exchange between former FBI agent Tim Clemente and Burnett, courtesy of Glenn Greenwald:

BURNETT: Tim, is there any way, obviously, there is a voice mail they can try to get the phone companies to give that up at this point. It’s not a voice mail. It’s just a conversation. There’s no way they actually can find out what happened, right, unless she tells them?

CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.

BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.

CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”

Of course, Obama is just the current frontman, teleprompter-reading puppet. This form of invasive spying has been ongoing since 9/11, started under Bush and merely passed on to Obama.

Plus, if he were to openly admit every American’s electronic data has, for a long time now, been monitored, it would possibly put a rather large snag in their multi-billion dollar intelligence front. And besides, what’s a president for if not to reassure everyone that everything is perfectly alright?

Obama employs tried and true “gaslighting” technique

“That’s not what this program is about,” Obama said. But according to William Binney, that’s exactly what it’s about. Obama, in his official capacity, is engaged in desperate damage control and is employing a psychological technique known as gaslighting, whose meaning derives from a 1938 stage play.

Gaslighting is when you’re told false information repeatedly, over and over again until you start to doubt your own perceptions and memory and start believing what you’re being told.

For example, a person walks up to you and asks if you’re OK because you just took a spill. You’re sure you’ve been standing upright the entire time, but the person insists you’ve just had a fall and persists in asking if you’re OK until you concede that you must have fallen and finally thank the person who walked up to check on you.

Another form of this also occurs in George Orwell’s novel 1984 – which is highly recommended reading now more than ever – when the lead character Winston, after a long bout of imprisonment and refusal to cooperate, began writing the words, “Freedom is slavery,” and “two and two make five,” whereas prior to his enslavement he knew these things to be contradictory or outright false.

We are now very much in Winston’s shoes, as we are expected to digest everything the president spews from on high, unquestionably and without contemplation or hesitation.

Pay no mind that the government is actively soiling the Constitution and breaking all sorts of laws. It isn’t happening. You should reject voices that warn tyranny is lurking around the corner, remember?

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