Manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
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.
It's interesting to note that Bergoglio once taught psychology at Inmaculada Concepcion high school, where he corrupted his student Yayo Grassi by confirming him in the vice of sodomy.
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
Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.
Gay activist James Martin Also Gaslights Mother Angelica and EWTN
One who justifies the wicked and one who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.