GASLIGHTING

It’s fascinating how quickly some terms enter the collective lexicon — “post-truth”, “normalization”, “alternative facts”, “conflating”, “gaslighting” …
Gaslighting has been around for a while but I have to admit I did not know what it really meant — and all of a sudden it seems to be the mot-du-jour in mainstream media, flung around with wild abandon (oddly enough most often by those doing the gaslighting) — as in “Stop gaslighting me” and “You’re just gaslighting”. And yet, what a commentary on the current state of public discourse, particularly in America — land of the “free”.