I believe our nation is in a great deal of trouble; in fact, I don’t think I’m going too far in saying that we are on the precipice of once again, repeating history. Not only can you compare America’s current state of affairs to the fall of Rome, I believe we are on the verge of yet another government sponsored genocide in our nation. Though, the correct term for the government sponsored murder of its own citizens is democide.
Governments are actually responsible for the senseless deaths of millions upon millions of people. In fact, governments, in time of peace, have murdered more people than the combined deaths of all of man’s wars in history. This is especially true of the twentieth century with the rise of communism. Over one hundred million people were brutally murdered by communist regimes in search of Utopia between 1900 and 2000. From Lenin and Stalin to Mao Tse Tsung, to Pol Pot in Cambodia and the Brutal Regime of North Korea, the quest to create a perfect society where people accept total state domination has been nothing but bloody.
The reason for this is simple. Communism is a system that demands total and complete obedience to the state and anyone who opposes that is standing in the way of progress and needs to be eliminated. Bringing society to the point where they will willingly participate in the slaughter of their own countrymen is not an overnight process. It is a gradual conditioning of the population to get them to believe that some people are not as worthy of life as others.
I believe that here in the United States we are witnessing this gradual process unfold before our very eyes. Gregory H. Stanton has identified an eight-stage process that generally occurs in the conditioning of a people to prepare them for genocide. In this article, I intend to give a brief analysis of each of the eight steps (if applicable because we have not completed all of them) and how they apply to the situation we currently face in the United States.
The first step is classification. This simply means classifying people into different groups and intentionally dividing people along ideological lines. Once this is accomplished, stark contrasts can be made between different cultural groups and these differences can be used to incite hatred and create discontent. The job of community organizers is essential here because one group of people will be convinced they are being oppressed by another.
In the United States we no longer have an “American,” who understands America’s values and the virtues of liberty. We have the proverbial “hyphenated American” who instead of being taught the benefits of assimilating into American culture is actually being encouraged through “Multiculturalism” to retain their own culture. This does little more than ensure America’s vast population has no common virtue in which they can unite. The best way to explain this is simply saying, “United we stand, divided we fall.”