It’s the hardest thing to say. Everyone around you mocks you for it.
“So, you’re the only one who’s not insane. Everyone else is stupid. Sure, buddy.”
The most insidious gaslighting is that of an evil society collapsing.
It’s true. Sometimes you are the only sane one in the room. The sickness spreads… You’re the only sane one in the building. The only sane one on the block. The only sane one in the city. The only sane one in the state…
“The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices [into] virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” – Erich Fromm
It’s a popularity contest. The most popular, the most common, lies are presented as truth.
It becomes a nation of narcissism. There’s no other way to hold the identity together. Thanks to social media, there’s pretty much no such thing as people who don’t do this
In the microcosmic, the narcissist operates by similar principles. They create a false narrative, then coerce you into joining. Any already in the bubble become the flying monkeys; to hound and harang you. There’s only one lie, but everyone shares and promotes it, quoting each other, pretend to have first-hand knowledge of something that never happened… You’ve never met any of these people, yet they all “know” how terrible you are, because you rejected the narcissist’s narrative, and all form of slander has been passed around in their echo chamber…
The flying monkeys are easy to find; birds of a feather… The freaks all know the drill and they stick together.
Read Erich Fromm’s work. A lot of good stuff that makes perfect sense (a lot of defective sooth saying and communist extrapolation that couldn’t be more wrong, too), which you’ve probably never heard… It saved me from suicide while the “professionals” were doing everything in their power to finish me off.
Being surrounded by people who spread, share, and promote the same lies, does not cause the lies to become truth. It’s the hardest stand to take when they already crushed you.
This is the fire in which I was forged, and I’ll never go back.
The ones in charge of passing judgment are the sickest and most evil of all.
I will never submit to such evil. Never.