Gaslighting

The worst kind of tyrant
Is the one who inflicts harm
‘For your own good,’
Believing that the axe they weild
Is pruning dead branches
And not dismembering useful limbs,
Casting doubtful glances
Over any claims of injustice,
Calling indoctrination
An education
And making reasonable arguments
For unreasonable things.
To be gaslighted is to be given
A meal of hunger
A drink of thirst
A real-world exercise
In denying reality.

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