“Even after Mayor [of Oakland, CA]…found out the ropes were for exercise and were put up by a black man, she said ‘intentions don’t matter’. We know. Gaslighting doesn’t require facts. It requires the opposite.” — Jim Thompson, Red State 6/21/21
From the desk of John Lopez: Seeing some of the recent comments in my article about the IL-16 race, and my use of the term “gaslighting” and thoughtful commenters making assertions I don’t know what “gaslighting” is (just because they’re thoughtful, doesn’t make them right all the time), the incomparable freelance writer/cartoonist Jim Thompson, who’s newest gig is writing for Red State, showed me that, if I’m not right, I’m in good company.
This morning’s Thompson column, aptly titled “Pride Before the Fall” concerns the tragic accident in Ft. Lauderdale over the weekend at a gay pride event, touched upon gaslighting in context of a false narrative.
Thompson, based in California whose career includes 29 years as a trial lawyer and 35 years as an editorial sports cartoonist, doesn’t sound like a man who doesn’t know his subject matters.
Thompson’s latest Red State column can be viewed here.
For context to Thompson’s take on Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, and his taking back his terrorist claim from over the weekend, local media can be viewed here.