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TR 248 - THIS is the Word of the Year?!

TR 248 - THIS is the Word of the Year?!

You'll never guess what it is...


Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary tracks the most searched for word throughout the year. That word then claims the title Word of the Year. Care to guess what it was?

Want a clue? The word implies intentional deception and the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time. It’s more than just a straight forward form of deception—it’s more devious than than that.

According to the mainstream write up, this sort of subtle, evil manipulation has the following hallmarks:

“[It] causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one’s emotional or mental stability, and a dependency on the perpetrator.”

Searches for this Word of the Year exploded by a shocking 1,740% just this year. Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski claims that the word was frequently looked up “every single day of the year,” and that its meteoric rise over the last four years has come as a surprise to the master wordsmiths.

So, what was this most searched for term for evil manipulation and intentional deceit, and perhaps more importantly, why was this Word of the Year top of mind for so many people over the course of the entire year? I’m glad you asked.

Without further ado, the Word of the Year is……


Gaslighting, in the dumbed down 2022 definition, has been dubbed “the act or practice of grossly misleading someone, especially for a personal advantage.” Merriam-Webster tries to put it on par with fake news and disinformation, but notes that the term gaslighting implies “deliberate conspiracy” and “modern forms of deception and manipulation,” including artificial intelligence.

Here’s their picture:

illustration of gaslighting two large hands twirl string around a the head of a figure in silhouette

Fascinating, isn’t it?

We’ve talked at length about psychological warfare, intentional deception, and massive manipulation of public perception. The most recent special report on Communist Mind Control documented the scientifically proven techniques that have been—and are being—used to brainwash people into believing things that are not true. We’ve also discussed the weaponization of AI and how this new tool is being used to control “emerging perceptions” in an effort to “immunize” humanity against so-called “misinformation.”

The point in every case is that the government is actively gaslighting the public.

This intentional deception and psychological manipulation of the public over an extended period of time has been fueling a surging mental health crisis for years. A quick search shows that this is not an exaggeration:

According to the Surgeon General, over the last decade suicides have shot up by nearly 60% in young people age 10-24, with a heartbreaking count of 45,855 young people tragically taking their own lives in 2020 alone—that’s more than 125 suicides per day, each and every day of the year. What the hell is going on out there?

Is it too much of a stretch to think that mental manipulation has something to do with this? When people don’t know what to think, when they “question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories” this leads directly to “confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one’s emotional or mental stability, and a dependency”—all of which are the very definition of gaslighting.

The global elite believe we are soulless hackable animals. They are intentionally hacking the minds of humanity, and they are breaking people’s brains in the process. Coupled with a reduced connection with nature and the secular trans-humanist agenda, there is a very concerted effort being made to reprogram the masses to adopt entirely unnatural beliefs and accept entirely unnatural behaviors.

The reason is simple: They want control.

When the global elite can fully control the minds of the masses, they can achieve their utopian fantasy of centralized control, consolidated power, and unlimited authority. They can control you, and they will control you. Just look at China—which, by the way, aside from massive human rights violations, insane zero covid policies, and totalitarian restrictions on personal freedoms, is being presented as a “role model” by the global elites. Talk about gaslighting!

Nevertheless, China is a role model for other countries according to the elite. That is not speculation, that is reality. As I’ve said many times: The commies are taking over the world! There is an active and ongoing effort to enslave humanity in a socialist surveillance state, just like the one in China.

This is the Great Reset, and it’s far from over.

They are selling it as a way to save the planet. They say that it’s for the greater good. They claim that your sacrifice of self-sovereignty is for a noble cause.

In reality, this is just gaslighting. They just want to control you. They want to treat you like a slave, extract wealth from your labor, control where you go, what you do, who you hang out with, what you think, what you believe, and how you behave—and they are pulling this off under the guise of public health and safety.

And the majority of people are playing along.

Because they’ve been brainwashed into believing this crap.

Think about it: Why else would people accept being treated like animals?

Look around.

People are waking up, but the masses are still asleep. Understand that gaslighting—which is synonymous with psychological warfare and propaganda—is the driving force behind the political machine (the one that is being used to give just the slightest hint of legitimacy for the tyrannical takeover of America). Just look at Arizona.

If We the People do not remain vigilant, we’re going to end up like the Chinese people who are locked in their apartments and told to control their soul’s urge for freedom.

With the majority of people brainwashed into mindless compliance, and most everyone else far too scared to take a stand, the authoritarian control simply continues on, forever. Once they have control over the majority of people’s minds, they can justify swift and harsh punishment for anyone who dares to disturb the peace by challenging the draconian rules. Such rebels are detained for “moral regeneration”—where they learn to be a good human—either that, or they simply disappear.

We think it will never happen here at home, but look how far we’ve come.

If China is our role model, we’re a lot closer than most people think.

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