CJ Roberts writes in “Seduced in the Dark” – “I’ve been doing this a long time- manipulating people to get my way. That’s why you think you love me. Because I’ve broken you down and built you back up to believe it. It wasn’t an accident. Once you leave this behind….. you’ll see that. -Caleb”
That is how the psychopaths work on their victims. The Gaslighting.
There is a normal way to live.
And then there is a psychopathic way to do things. The victims of psychopaths do not fully realize the extent and the manner of how they have been manipulated. But they start believing in a new narrative of life – as defined by the psychopath who has them under his control – as being the only normal way.
And, it is not an accident. It is a planned job.
It is one thing when a person is a psychopath and s/he subjugates her/his victims per her/his whims and fancies. What if an entire state is psychopathic in its concept and content? What happens when an entire state, which is psychopathic in its relationships not just lies to the world but to itself to a point that it starts believing in it.
All the while that the psychopath is doing the most unspeakable crimes and horrendous acts, he does not for a moment believe that he is wrong. In fact, there is sense of desensitization coupled with righteous feeling of justice about the whole act.
A righteousness that the psychopath usually relays to his victims.
It has been found that the victims of the psychopaths are broken down gradually – emotion by emotion, thought by thought and self image by self image. To a point where they start believing their own worth as defined by the psychopath.
This act is called gaslighting.
In the minds of the gaslighting victims, there is almost a sense of justice being done because they are led to believe that they deserve that treatment. Research shows that Gaslighters – or the psychopaths who gaslight their victims – have these traits.
- They tell blatant lies
- They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.
- They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition
- They wear you down over time
- Their actions do not match their words
- They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse their victims
- They know confusion weakens people
- They project (whatever they are, they tell others to be so)
- They try to align people against you
- They tell you or others that you are crazy.
- They tell you everyone else is a liar
Now watch this video of a part of the interview with Richard Clarke, the National Security Coordinator in US during Bill Clinton’s presidency. He explains that Pakistan as an establishment, is a pathological liar. It lies to an extent that it has started believing in its own false stories.
If those stories were harmless, it would be still fine.
That nation’s establishment has used its psychopathic acts to unleash war crimes and genocides of an unspeakable proportion and yet gone scott-free! Because it has not just mastered the art of Gas-lighting its victims, but also that of using masterful falsehoods to explain those crimes away as normal to the whole world!
The Bangladesh Genocide
The run up to Bangladesh’s formation has been described in these words:
Operation Searchlight is seen by many as the first step in the Bengali genocide (Pai 2008). Per the Bangladesh Genocide Archives, the operation, initiated on March 25, 1971, resulted in the death of between 5,000 and 100,000 Bengalis in a single night. Forces of the Pakistani Army targeted academics and Hindus, specifically murdering many Hindu university students and professors. The goal of the operation was to crush the Bengali nationalist movement through fear; however, the opposite occurred. Enraged at the actions of the Pakistan Army, Bangladesh declared its independence the following day (Whyte and Lin Yong 2010).
Anywhere from 50,000 to 3 million people died in the run up to Bangladesh liberation.
In fact the Guinness Book of Records lists the Bangladesh Genocide as one of the top 5 genocides in the 20th century! In a century which had one some of the worst war regimes ever in human history!
Despite this, India, who had captured 93,000 Pakistani soldiers who had committed one of the greatest war crimes in world history, let them go. Without any charges, any punishment and any criminal investigation.
They were not Prisoners of War, they were War criminals! And yet the narrative that was floated in India by Pakistanis and Indians, which we readily believed blindly, was that they were Prisoners of War. The lies, the obfuscation was so masterful that the psychopaths who had killed almost 100,000 Bengalis (mostly Hindus) in ONE NIGHT were given the cloak of normalcy by their own victims!
That was gaslighting at its peak.
Recent War Crimes by Pakistani Army
When Captain Saurabh Kalia, Sepoys Arjunram Baswana, Mula Ram Bidiasar, Naresh Singh Sinsinwar, Bhanwar Lal Bagaria and Bhika Ram Mudh of 4 Jat Regiment ventured into the terrain near Kargil in May 1999 in a reconnaissance patrol, they were captured by the Pakistani troops.
After that what followed was probably the most horrendous and inhuman torture that can ever be done by one human to another. You have to be the most demonic psychopath to be at that level of desensitization!
Pakistani Army subjected Captain Kalia and his soldiers to horrendous torture during which the bravehearts’ ear drums were pierced with hot iron rods, eyes punctured and genitals cut off. The autopsy of the bodies also revealed that they were burned with cigarettes butts. Their limbs were also chopped off, teeth broken and skull fractured during the torture. Even their nose and lips were cut off.
All this, while they were still alive.
Just let that sink in for a few moments.
That was not the only war crime during or around Kargil. What they did with Sepoy Talekar reveals the truly inhuman nature of Pakistani Army.
In February 2000, seven months after the Kargil War, the Indian Army came face to face with this new brutality. A Pakistani BAT ambushed and killed seven Indian soldiers in Nowshera in Rajouri district. The Army was shocked to discover the headless body of a soldier. The inquiry into the incident omitted mention of the headless corpse of Sepoy Bhausaheb Talekar. Subsequent interrogation of a captured militant revealed that the head of the soldier was brandished as a trophy in Pakistan. The militant, who claimed he was part of the raid, said they had played football with the soldier’s head. Pakistani scribe Hamid Mir wrote that the raid was led by Ilyas Kashmiri, a former SSG commando who later headed huji’s 313 Brigade. Kashmiri was killed in a 2011 US drone strike.
The Pakistani troops and their allied militants played football with the head of an Indian soldier!
Let THAT too sink in for a moment!
Now, let us come closer to today.
In January 2013, Pakistani Army did something that can only be considered – once again – psychopathic in its intent and behavior and a terrible war crime. The head of one of the Indian soldiers was carried back as a trophy!
On January 8, this shadow war spilled out into the open when Pakistani troops from the Baloch regiment crossed the LoC in the Poonch sector and killed Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of the Rajputana Rifles. Both soldiers were decapitated and one head carried across the border.
And all that Lance Naik Hemraj’s wife kept asking for was the head of her husband (‘Give me back my husband’s head’). And, it never came!
Stockholm Syndrome and how India as a Nation was Gas-lighted
In Stockholm syndrome, the hostage or the victim of the aggressor aligns with the narrative of the aggressor in a way that he starts to not just believe but even empathize with the narrative of the criminal aggressor. No matter how terrible his crime.
We, Indians, have been gas-lighted so successfully and comprehensively that we have actually started believing the aggressor, who is an evil war criminal, (not in ancient history but in TODAY’s world) is doing us a favor by not beheading us and playing football with our heads!
That, if he returns our soldier after lynching him till blood is all over his face, but not beheading him or piercing his eyes, ear drums, genitals and cutting his limbs while he is still alive – Pakistani Army is doing us a favor and is the paragon of peace.
To not unleash a war crime on us Indians is now the new benchmark of a peaceful action.
Do you see the whole masochistic nature of the Indian people now? We are today being told, not by outsiders but by our own media, intellectuals and politicians – that the very act which is the fundamental right and the normal war behavior in the comity of nations globally – is somehow a favor to us!
The extent, the depth, the devilish nature of the Gaslighting by the psychopathic Pakistani Army is spectacular!
When a nation’s intelligentsia itself believes that treating its people, not as per global norms, but as per the dark ways of a psychopath is the real normal way to be, and anything better is a gift to the nation, then something has gone terribly and fundamentally wrong with the entire mind of the nation!
There are no people left anymore in India. Just gaslighted population which has been brain-washed!
Only gas-lighted mobs can possibly revel in the normalcy of their own mutilated bodies and can eulogize anyone who cuts a limb less, pierces an eye less.
Wing Commander Abhinandan, by the global law and Geneva Conventions, should have been returned UNHARMED. He was lynched! Now he is being returned. Not as a favor. But because it is the NORM! Not because someone is doing charity to us, but because as a human and as a soldier that is what the world expects be done to him!
That is precisely what India did to the 93,000 Prisoners of War from Pakistan even when they themselves were war criminals who had committed one of the largest genocide of the ENTIRE century. A century where two of the most terrible wars in the history of humanity were waged. Yet, Bangladesh genocide was one of the largest.
This was the enemy we faced then and face even today.
And yet, that is how (returning 93,000 war criminals in the guise of PoWs) India behaved. And today, we are rejoicing the return of ONE – just ONE of the many who were caught, tortured and mutilated – soldier’s return after being lynched! As per the Global norms.