The term "gaslighting" comes from the the movie "Gaslight," in which a man manipulates his wife into thinking she is losing her mind.
Gaslighting is a slow form of brainwashing that makes a victim question their reality.
Typical gaslighting techniques include denying something when there's proof, projecting onto others, and telling blatant lies.
It is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders.
The article Bergoglio's pawns published back in Dec 26, 2011 by the Catholic journalist Francisco Fernandez de la Cigoña describe Bergoglio's tactic of promoting his accomplices and getting rid of his opponents. It even describes how Bergoglio would maliciously and vindictively slander good priests to discredit them.
“Cardinal Bergoglio known how to tell lies with half-truths – or inflated, or disguised as appropriate in each case. But he does not hesitate, when necessary to lies plain and simple” De la Cigoña Dec 26, 2011
One who justifies the wicked and one who condemns the righteous
are both alike an abomination to the Lord..