Genocide: Which of These 8 Stages are Happening Now?

Via The Daily Bell

His neighbor, a woman who had lived in the same community with him all his life, shouted out to the Nazi soldiers. Hersch Altman was 11 years old, hiding with his older sister. His Polish neighbor pointed them out. He got away. His sister did not. Hersch never saw her again.

There are tens of millions of stories just like that one. You can change the names, the places, the regimes, and the ethnicity of those involved. Yet the same thing has played out again and again.

During WWII  the worldwide death toll was about 55 million. Excluding military casualties, Hitler was responsible for the death of 12 million assorted “enemies” of the state. This included Hersch Altman’s entire family. He survived by running and hiding throughout the Polish countryside.

In China just between the years 1958-1962,  Mao “worked, starved, or [beat] to death” about 45 million Chinese civilians. Millions more Chinese civilians were murdered over the next 50 years.

In Russia, Stalin starved about 7 million Ukrainians to death from 1932-1933. American intellectuals were busy telling Americans how great Uncle Joe was. Most estimate a total of 20-60 million civilians were killed by Stalin.

In North Korea just since the 1990?s several million civilians have been murdered, or died in forced labor camps. Pol Pot’s regime in Cambodia murdered 2 million civilians in the 1970?s, and the Rwandan genocide in the 1990?s saw over a million deaths.

I could go on but you get the point. It is important to recognize the conditions which lead to these atrocities, in order to protect ourselves, our communities, our families, and all of society.

There are 8 stages which lead up to a genocide. Not all 8 stages always occur before a genocide, nor does any one necessarily signify an impending genocide. By recognizing these 8 steps, we can stop the madness before it starts.

1.  “Us” versus “Them”

Nazi’s are such an easy target when it comes to explaining genocide–they claimed the Jews were different, that they were undermining the culture, and that they were stealing from the rest of Germany by being the middle-man in many transactions.

In Russia, the bourgeoisie or the business class were targeted. Leaders told the proletariat they had been exploited by the bourgeoisie.

The Hutus and the Tutsis were never rival tribes. They are a made up distinction coined by Belgian colonials. They called the taller people with longer necks and lighter skin Tutsis, and the shorter people with a stockier build Hutus.

The Belgians did this to maintain control by creating a hierarchy. What they caused was eventual genocides in both Rwanda and Burundi.

Before each genocide took place, this “us against them” perspective was exploited by leaders.

I’m not saying we are on the verge of genocide in America, but we can see the “us against them” mentality inserted into politics at all levels by power hungry politicians. Poor versus rich, black versus white, Antifa versus the alt right, Democrats versus Republicans, Muslims versus Christians.

Just this past weekend this mentality led to violence in Charleston. You can see how it quickly escalates.

2. Symbolism to distinguish the Classes

Nazi’s forced Jews to wear the Star of David sewn onto their sleeve. Nazi’s themselves were identified by the Swastika.

Members of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia wore Red to identify their members. Symbols like eye-glasses were associated with the “evil” business class.

Today some countries have banned burqas and other traditional Muslim clothing. Saudi Arabia enforces a dress code for women.

In America, symbols are combined with “us against them.” The police have their thin blue line, and Black Lives Matter has the raised fist.

Of course just having a symbol doesn’t mean a group will be involved with a genocide. But there is cause for concern when these 8 indicators start adding up.

3. Dehumanization

Rats, cockroaches, vermin, cancer. Cops are pigs, the poor are leeches, the rich are snakes, protesters are animals.

Before the 1972 mass murder of Hutus in Burundi, the government radio announced that it was time to “hunt down the python in the grass.” At least 100,000 Hutus were then systematically hunted down and killed by government troops, and young supporters of the regime.

If people are thought of as less than human, as was so obvious with the Nazi treatment of Jews, it is easier to carry out atrocities against those people. Perpetrators feel that they are not killing a human, they are exterminating a pest.

After all, the proper thing to do about an infestation is to destroy it. Can you think of any groups said to be infesting America and Europe?

4. Mob Crimes.

Groups are key to carrying out genocide. People behave differently in groups and can hide behind others’ actions. Take any one individual participating in a riot, and they would probably not throw a rock through a window of a store. But rally them into an exclusive group of people, and the pressure from the group will allow evil to pass as normal.

In genocide, groups are usually organized into para-military style units so that when the time comes for the “final solution”, resistance is more easily crushed.

During the Armenian genocide the victims were marched into the desert without food or water, and systematically attacked, robbed, raped and killed by groups of Kurds working under the Ottoman Empire. The Young Turks were the political group that sprung up with the goal of eliminating Armenians from their Turkish society.

Genocides are almost always carried out by governments. They already have military and police units at their disposal. Not only does this cause group think, but the hierarchical structure makes it difficult for underlings to decline to participate in the violence.

In Burundi, a small initial attack by Hutus on Tutsis was used as an excuse by Tutsis to kill all Hutus.

Tensions are rising among political factions in America. Riots could easily spiral out of control, from an initially isolated violent group attack to large scale retribution.

5. Polarization

Hate groups are set up that drive people apart. Moderates are ushered into one category or another, “because you are either with us, or against us.”

Under these circumstances moderates often become a silent part of the problem, fearing reprisal from the initiators of the genocide. It became a crime to sell weapons to Jews in Nazi Germany. Russians who hid political dissidents were sent to the gulag as well. Under Mao, you either turned in your neighbor or became a target yourself.

This is the more violent and hate filled second phase of the “us against them.” It must happen after dehumanization because moderates need to be bullied and brainwashed to not resist. Fewer people will stand up to protect rats than will protect neighbors.

Hersch Altman’s neighbor who pointed he and his sister out to the Nazis didn’t feel that she was condemning an 11-year-old boy and his teenage sister to death. She felt she was helping to prevent rats from growing large enough to steal from her. Years of polarization culminated in the civilians not simply standing by while Nazis rounded up the Jews, but gleefully participating.

And then when Hersch was fleeing and hiding in the countryside of Poland, many families who he came across wanted nothing to do with him. If they took him in, they would be complicit and murdered themselves if caught.

Unfortunately, in America, some historically marginalized groups now feel it is “their turn.” Black student groups have kicked white students out of their black only events. A generation of Bernie supporters think the rich made them poor, bankers should be in jail, and wealth should be confiscated and redistributed. Others assume Mexicans are taking their jobs, bringing disease and crime to the country.

Even when there are elements of truth, it is important to remove emotion from the equation and come at the problem rationally.

6. Organization

Polarized groups will be ushered into ghettos or concentration camps. Logistics are put into play, with secret police or other groups trained to carry out raids, and conditioned to perform atrocities.

In the Philippines, drug dealers–or anyone suspected of dealing drugs–can be murdered without consequences for the killer. Their police just killed 32 suspected drug dealers in raids this week. President Duterte praised the murders and encouraged the police to commit more.

He already succeeded in polarizing and dehumanizing drug dealers. Why should people care about what happens to these animals undermining society? Mob murders of supposed drug dealers were encouraged, and the organized police forces are now escalating the violence.

Concentration camps, the gulag, the desert, and abandoned schools in Cambodia have all served as the setting for genocide.

7. Extermination

In this stage Jews were put in concentration camps and murdered or worked to death. Hutus and Tutsis, first in Burundi, then in Rwanda, were hunted down by neighborhood gangs and government troops and murdered with machetes. Armenians were forced into the desert on a death march.

The people carrying out the atrocities will say it is a good deed, that the world will be better to be rid of the targeted group. In Soviet Russia, the bourgeoisie were carted away because of past “crimes” that exploited the working classes. In Cambodia children were either “reeducated”, or if that failed, murdered.

One Nazi soldier wrote home, telling nonchalantly of shooting at Jewish babies other soldiers tossed into the air over the mass graves.

As you read this, North Koreans are being murdered by their government for as little as practicing any religion. They must accept Kim Jung-un as their only god, or die.

8. Denial

After it has all been done, the victims have been murdered, and the murderous regime has fallen (or not) there is denial. Denial of the scale of the atrocities, denial that they ever happened, denial that the perpetrators are who we say they are.

Bodies are burned and buried in the hopes of not being discovered. It took years for people in the west to know about and believe the Soviet orchestrated starvation of 7 million Ukrainians.

War criminals on trial say that they were just following orders. New governments will help cover-up the atrocities to save face. Victims will be blamed, facts will be denied, paper trails will be burned, and excuses will be made for why it happened.

To this day countries will deny the existence of genocides that happened, or question the magnitude, or seek to redefine genocide so that what happened in their country does not fit the definition. But by the denial stage, it is too late to help most of the victims, and the only thing to do is to bring those responsible to justice.


We can start by refusing to engage in an “us against them” philosophy.

The government, media, and corporations want us to be polarized and fight amongst ourselves. We shouldn’t play into hating any large swaths of the population, just because the propaganda says to.

I do not believe a genocide is close to occurring in America. But it is a scary yet enlightening exercise to go through each of the eight stages and think about current events that match the description.

In the comments, tell me what came to mind as you were reading about each stage.


drgizmo Jim in MN Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:58 Permalink

Consider this ... if you take Groups and divide them as far as you can go ... what you end up with is the Individual ... who does not have a group ... back to individual rights ... Individual responsibility ... Individual accountability ... back where we (USA) started... Independent Individuals ... the rest is a tragedy  and noise of history ...

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thecondor Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:43 Permalink

This sounds like a bunch of "lets all get along" "I will not comply" "hows your soul" 'I refuse to divide" "I refuse to participate" Shit.  Did Glenn Beck write this? 

The Jaguar thecondor Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:03 Permalink

The problem is that the left are trying to force this on normal people. I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own home but don't try to force me to do what the left want. When that happens it is me against them, there is no choice except joining them or fighting for my rights and choices. I call BS on these articles lately on ZH, it's calm down my sheep BS.

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taketheredpill Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:44 Permalink

   9. A Two-Tier Legal System based on religion. 10. A "Land Trust" that holds land and will only sell based on religion.  Land can only be sold to a person of the same religion or back to the "Land Trust". Fixed it!

Sanity Bear Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:48 Permalink

> In the comments, tell me what came to mind as you were reading about each stage.

What came to mind is the number of regular ZH commenters who are not only actively contributing but are looking forward to the end result.

fuckstar Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:56 Permalink

Step 9: Regret after society irreversibly collapses and they have to pay for it.Terrorist terrorize. Freedom fighters fight opposition troops, and terrify their leadership.

Karl Marxist Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:12 Permalink

What comes to my mind is the only way to put end is to rise up, well armed, hunt all those who are pulling the strings and publicly execute after being brought before the people. Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Soros, Putin, Bushes, Clintons, Holder, Lynch, Osborne, Obama, Blair, the entire USSC, Andrew McCabe, all those named in George Webb's great investigation and BANG! But NOT before the most wise of all men come together to plan out for a just and sustainable future, models that can never be privatized -- known and very suppressed technlogies like Tesla's inventions. Tesla was ruined by Edison. No more. Innovation and resurrection. It started with Bitcoin. 

Withdrawn Sanction Karl Marxist Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:33 Permalink

"models that can never be privatized "

Yeah, good luck w/that. Marxism has been trying since the 1850s to eliminate private property. Despite mountains of logical evidence against it (cf., the socialist calculation debates, for example in the 1930s), and mountains of empirical evidence (millions of dead humans), Marxists remain completely unmoved by evidence and logic.

Private property is an inescapable primary of human existence by virtue of the fact that we are mortal. Marxism tries to ignore and override this fact. In short the last 150+ years have been testimony to the various attempts to adapt mankind's nature to this inhumane system, rather than the other way around.

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Stef1304 Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:44 Permalink

Well then US already have sign of being between 5 & 7...Outside the countryThe US are way over 7 with regime change policy... since Irak, Libya, Afghanistan... This is clearly more than just repeated action of war crimes. There is an ongoing policy of mass destruction. In Irak only, we are over 1 millions death. For what reason again ? 9/11 coup from the saoudis ? Weapons of mass destruction in Irak ? And the process is still going on (Syria, and als talks against Iran, NK, Venezuela and even Russia... ). Inside the countryWell, the criteria are met on many points. let's take the final stages. 5 PolarizationWe are on. Identity policies are florishing. Weak civil right culture. A lot of weapons and images of violence in the media. Still have a doubt ? 6 Organization (antifa, black matters, etc )Quite a lot of money and many organizations and online tools for protesters are already in place (1.3 millions connected on anti-fa website, just for Charlotteville). And there is implicit, if not explicit support of medias and a certain oligarchy for more violence against the "ennemy". Now how far is there between protest and organized killing ? Obviously, a large distance. And that is a very good thing.7 Extermination ?Certainly not, but a lot of potential for various type of destructive actions.Here are the signs : The symbolic lynching of people in the media is almost daily practice. Even the physical destruction of historical figures of the south is now trendy. And, oh, i almost forgot the quick demonization of people during protest action (someone filming for example). You can also mention the volume of weapons and/or the mobbing practice which already appears here or there. I short, local eruption of violence are easy to organize. And even secession is no longer a tabou in the US ( some politicians are already acting in that direction; check the speech on the Paris agreement ).So yes, there is defintively a lot of potential... for destructive violence inside the country (civil war ?). Now, at the same time, it is hard to envision a real organized physical elimination of large group of people (=extermination, like it did happens previously toward the indians), with or without State support (even if entire communities or institutions are demonized).But at the same time, polarization is already this heavy. Killing and raping are in the news everyday. And social group and organization are also getting better and better at collective violence... for various reasons.So, who knows how far this madness will go ? 

El Vaquero Stef1304 Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:44 Permalink

We are a solid 5 on that.  6 is iffy.  Yeah, groups like Antifa and BLM get funding and have organization, but they lack the logistics.  Most of the hardware is with groups that would fight against Antifa and BLM, and groups like that (AF and BLM)  are typically associated with urban landscapes where their food and fiber is not grown.  I don't think we're going to get a genocide, so to speak, but a nasty civil war (you can reasonably argue that isn't much better) is certainly in the realm of possibility. 

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gilhgvc Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:24 Permalink

It happens to every socierty, only question that remains is when does it start in earnest. I will tell you the ONE difference here vs the other ones, WE ARE HEAVILY ARMED and you really do not want to piss of the average american MAN. If you hurt my family...YOU will pay for it

ZorbasStep Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:35 Permalink

Forgot to mention if your daddy and granddaddy has been killing millions in Korea,  Vietnam,  Iraq,  Libya,  Syria etc. etc.  for 60 years and everyone is ok with that even when its show to be for a lie,  then "the chicken comes home to roost stage"  can arrive unannounced at any time,  people are already living with their head in a hole.    Deep down they fear someday it will be their turn.

Grandad Grumps Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:37 Permalink

What came to mind is that it all has to be by someone's design and implementation (probably good evidence that Satan exists). Also, there is always a claim that there are too many people in the world, regardless of how many there are. And, the implementers always seem to think they are doing evil for a greater good. Lastly ... this too shall pass and go down in history as only a footnote.

natashav Grandad Grumps Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:53 Permalink

If you haven't read "The Curse of Canaan" by Eustace Mullins, it's worth your time.You can download pdf for free if you do a quick search.This explains so much about this evil force.An evil force that doesn't make much sense to the rest of us.Difficult for good people to understand "Why?" "How?" these people are so hell bent on destroying us.Eustace Mullins was a student of Ezra Pound at the Library of Congress.The inbreds/Canaanites imprisoned Ezra Pound for many years becausehe attempted to expose them and warn the world about their plans for mass genocide during WWII.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:45 Permalink

In the 90's over 3 million North Koreans died from starvation because of a massive rain bomb which took out four ricing producing provinces, not from man made genocide. The amount of food aid couldn't change anything. I was there.

At the start of WWII, there were over 300,000 German Jews in the German army. The top generals were German Jews, more than 15 high ranking generals. The German Jews were scientist, engineers, metal workers, factory workers etc.

The Eastern European Jews were considered Khazars and were immigrating into Germany. In 1908, the term schizophrenia was coined by a Swiss professor to describe the Eastern European Jews. It was caused by inbreeding. This started a war of writing between the Germans and the Eastern Europeans. The Eastern Europeans won, then many came to America and pointed the finger at Americans. Huge gulags were built to lock Americans up, lobotomies were common. Today, 17% of the American people are convinced they're nuts and need mind dope. Over the last five years, brain scans have proven mind dope causes a loss of brain tissue, thus lowering the IQ.

After the Americans, British and Russians destroyed Germany and killed off all the German Jews, the US army captured 1.5 million German kids in uniform and starved them to death, a certain percentage were the sons of German Jews. Nearly all the people who call themselves Jews in America are Eastern European Jews, essentially Khazars.

The Soviet propaganda machine successfully created a false reality after WWII in conjunction with NYC based communist Eastern European Jews. The real reality was the German and other European nations war against the Jew, was a war against the Eastern European Jew who were communist. Many of the so called death camps were work camps and food was in short supply all over Europe. The photos and film we saw were because of starvation and typhus. The Germans needed labor to produce weapons and equipment for a vast pan European army for fighting communism.

Israeli genetic scientist have confirmed the inbreeding theory, 40% of the Jewish population have the schizophrenia gene. It is caused by inbreeding. Homosexuality is schizophrenia and is caused by inbreeding. Those who are inbred are no longer human, they think in inverted logic, the opposite of human logic. If the human is not like them, they will work to do the human in. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Barney Frank are examples of inbreeding. The American army Manning is a perfect example. When the other soldiers wouldn't be like him, then he plotted to do them in. He released the greatest amount of intelligence data in the history of our nation. Obama, pardoned him.

The smaller the tribe the greater the inbreeding. The tribe must keep it's ethnic identity. Jews have the rarest diseases, and per the Jerusalem post Israel has the highest incidence of homosexuality in the world. Royals inbreed and have rare diseases and weird sexuality. Small geographic regions in the US has inbreeding.

What has happened in the US is a critical mass of inbred have taken control of key systems and are working to do us in. All through the history of mankind, there have been great wars caused by inbred peoples, entire species of inbred have been killed off.

And before you foam like a mad dog, that I'm a Nazi etc. National Socialism is similar to communism. And I am no communist nor national socialist, the democratic party transformed from national socialism to communism. Both the Jewish controlled Democratic and Republican party run a fascist economic model of a partnership of an elite oligarchy, corporations and the state to drive all wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands.

I'm just one of the slaves who knows what has happened. It is not us against them, it is them pitting us against us, to maintain control. And if we get out of line, them they will drive us into a huge global kill off known as WWIII.

Salzburg1756 MK ULTRA Alpha Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:23 Permalink

ALLthe German camps were visited by the red cross; none of the Allied camps were visited by the RC. More Germans died afterthe war than during it. There were no german gas chambers for killing people; there were German crematoria for burning corpses, but that is expensive and requires a lot of fuel. The system worked only because there weren't many corpses. According to the World Allmanac there were more jews alive after the war than before it. The holocaustis a total hoax. You would know that if you wantedto know the truth. Most likely you do not. Visit AAARGH for the truth.

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natashav MK ULTRA Alpha Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:48 Permalink

I always suspected the inbreeding has a lot to do with the insanity at these levels.The majority, who have a moral compass and consciousness about humanity,have found difficulty triumphing over the inbred because it's difficult to fight an enemy who has no limits.It's almost like the Japanese during WWII. There's also the component of Freemasonry that these inbred have adopted.This keeps them organized and compliant amongst each other.The only thing these people understand is death... that's it.Because the inbreds of Freemasonry are bred and conditionedthat lying is warranted and expected,negotiating with them is useless. I'm currently reading the "Curse of Canaan" by Eustace Mullins.This explains the roots of these people, where they came from,why they hate "us" and why they'll continue to murder us untilwe're gone. Great book. Find PDF download for free.

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lasvegaspersona Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

If it was possible get the Hutus to kill Tutsis there should be no trouble getting folks here in the US riled up. Those folks were look alikes and separated only by artificial designation. We have actual differences in principle...more than enough for bloodshed.

PleasedToMeatYou Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:07 Permalink

When it is already "them" against "us", then failing to recognize the facts of the situation and to respond appropriately and effectively yields a surrender into helplessness.  Ask the Dutch as they hug their invaders. 

Mazzy Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:40 Permalink

The "right" is at stage 4. The "left" is at stage 5 and rapidly accelerating into stage 6.  They have government on their side and are actively silencing dissent.  Even debate that is merely 99% orthodox to their worldview is demonized as "hate speech".

YHWH is greater Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:47 Permalink

TDB you jerk !Blaming Belgium for cenutries old tribal cannibalism and ancestral African chimpout will get you nowhere.Your f'd up mind can't conceive blacks hating other blacks.Get lost !   Who needs writers without avatar in the first place ? 

poeg Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:26 Permalink

Just wow. Jackass kills one with a car and it's the end of the world. Drunk jackass hits a car and kills the whole family, it's a "bad childhood brought me to the bottle" he's just misunderstood. In the late 80's early 90's, gangs painting neighbourhoods in 9mm brush strokes was a problem and a rapper you liked that caught high velocity lead poisoning was the assassination of JFK all over again. Third verse, same as the first...

Crush the cube Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:19 Permalink

Wrong,1. Hard work and freedom lead to a vast abundance.2. Vast abundance lead to government growth.3. Government growth lead to overabundant law and massive amounts of Prince's prancing.4. Abuse of law leads to collapse of freedom and misappropriation of abundance.5. Easiest way out, hand it all over to the root cause, grow government at accelerated levels, stop growing food.6. Join a gang or ism, or get run over.6. Food fight to the death!