“Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior in which the perpetrator insults, humiliates, and generally instills fear in an individual in order to control them. The individual's reality may become distorted as they internalize the abuse as their own failings.”
Thank you, Doug. Yes, complacency , burying our heads in the sand, hoping it will all get better if we just ride it out - nope, not going to cut it.
This piece may be your most important one yet. Because recognition is first. Action can't follow blindness or denial.
This is a great article, Lori. Anyone who answered Yes or True to those questions needs to have some way to acknowledge that they were manipulated into doing things which they would not otherwise have done and about which they may well feel remorse. Your article gives them an opening into confronting the truth. I hope it gets widely circulated.
As always, money has been the driving force behind all of the draconian policies that issued forth from our leaders.
I am very tempted to temporarily change my political party affiliation just so I can vote for RFK, Jr in the presidential primary...