The 8 Stages of Genocide
According to the website Genocide Watch the actual act of genocide is a process that develops in eight stages that are predictable but not inexorable. Here is a breakdown of the stages and how it affects us as African people, but also as sentient beings in our short stint on this planet.
1. CLASSIFICATION: The classification of people into us and them is the beginning the process of moving the genocidal agenda from plan to action.
2. SYMBOLIZATION: In this stage they give names or other symbols to the classifications. They name us niggers, thugs,immigrants, undesirables and other media tainted appellations.
3. DEHUMANIZATION: Once one group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases. Dehumanization overcomes the normal human revulsion against murder. At this stage, hate propaganda in print and on hate radios is used to vilify the victim group. In combating this dehumanization, incitement to genocide should not be confused with protected speech. Genocidal societies lack constitutional protection for countervailing speech, and should be treated differently than democracies.
4. ORGANIZATION: Genocide is always organized, usually by the state, often using militias to provide deniability of state responsibility (rogue cops, and homeland security.) Sometimes organization is informal (neighborhood watch, transit cops) or decentralized (vigilante groups.) Special army units or militias are often trained and armed (remember black wall street).
5. POLARIZATION: In the this stage. Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda on talk radio or at political podium. Laws may forbid intermarriage or social interaction. Extremist terrorism targets moderates, intimidating and silencing the center. Moderates from the perpetrators’ own group are most able to stop genocide, so are the first to be arrested and killed. Prevention may mean security protection for moderate leaders or assistance to human rights groups. Assets of extremists may be seized, and visas for international travel denied to them. Coups d’état by extremists should be opposed by international sanctions.
6. PREPARATION: Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity. Death lists are drawn up. Members of victim groups are forced to wear identifying symbols. Their property is expropriated. They are often segregated into ghettoes, deported into concentration camps, or confined to a famine-struck region and starved. At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. If the political will of the great powers, regional alliances, or the U.N. Security Council can be mobilized, armed international intervention should be prepared, or heavy assistance provided to the victim group to prepare for its self-defense.
7. EXTERMINATION begins at this stage and quickly becomes the mass killing legally called “genocide.” It is “extermination” to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human. When it is sponsored by the state, the armed forces often work with militias to do the killing. Sometimes the genocide results in revenge killings by groups against each other, creating the downward whirlpool-like cycle of bilateral genocide (as in Burundi).
8. DENIAL is the eighth stage that always follows a genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims. They block investigations of the crimes, and continue to govern until driven from power by force, when they flee into exile.
The following videos are examples of genocide taken from paper to actual events, planning and implementation. The last video is a portrayal of one of the architect of this over all plan for African people and the world.
The King Alfred’s Plan
Scientific Racism: The Eugenics of Social Darwinism
Eugenics, Fluoride & Vaccines.