Is America following down a path which could culminate in the government carrying out acts of genocide against select members of its population? There is increasing internet "chatter" which addresses this topic and many are beginning to discuss the possibility for the first time. I began to wonder the same and began to actually research the patterns of genocide in an attempt to determine if America is in trouble.
People are worried that what is about to happen in South Africa will come to America. The fundamental research question associated with this paper is as follows. "Is the United States moving down a predictable path towards genocide based upon Stanton's thesis?"
Brief Summary of the Stanton Genocidal Thesis
In 1996 Gregory H. Stanton presented a briefing paper to the State Department which included the eight stages of genocide. Stanton postulated that genocide is a process that is predictable, but is not necessarily a linear process. The stages of genocide do unfold in both a predictable and chronological order. Further, earlier stages continue to operate even as the process continues to progress.
Stanton identifies the eight stages as classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial. Subsequently, I researched where America is at in reference to these eight stages. The following paragraphs are the result my research.
Part one of this series examines the first four stages of classification, symbolization, dehumanization and organization.
Stage One: Classification
Stanton asserts that all cultures categorize people into "us and them" groups. The divisions are often made by using the variables of ethnicity, race, religion and nationality. Examples from history include Germans and Jews, Hutu's and Tutsi's. Bifurcated societies which lack mixed categories, such as Rwanda and Burundi, are the most prone to having genocide.
America is in the process of giving back the progress made by such pioneers as Martin Luther King. Blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans are increasingly polarizing away from the common theme that we are all God's children in which most of us share our unique American heritage.
Younger police officers no longer see the general public as their ally. Rather, they are trained to see all civilians as the enemy.
Today, if one writes from a conservative perspective, they are banned and harassed by the leftist media.There is the elected government, there is the Deep State there are the globalists, there is nationalism and there is globalism. All of these concepts serve to oppose each other.
In short, America has no shortage of classifications which are being used to divide and conquer. On this point, America has met the first criteria on the road to genocide.
Stage Two: Symbolization
Sociologists and anthropologists tell us that classification and symbolization are universally common to every society. However, it is reaching alarming levels in contemporary America.
I was never an Obama fan. However, I thought his election had demonstrated how Americans were no longer going to divide themselves along racial lines and we would begin to truly carry out the meaning of Constitution and work together to solve our problems. Unfortunately, the opposite happened. The races are further apart than ever before. For example, we hear phrases which serve to differentiate individuals. For example, I see reference to terms such as the "African-American community, or the Latino Community, or the Asian Community." It is never the "White community" because that would be considered to be racist. when actually, it is despots like Soros and Obama who are promoting racism.