Genocide and how to commit Genocide

Genocide is the intentional and systematic destruction of a specific group of people, and it is considered a grave violation of human rights. The steps that lead to the commission of genocide are complex and multifaceted. However, some of the general stages that are commonly identified include:

  1. Identification: The process of identifying the targeted group, which is usually based on characteristics such as ethnicity, race, religion, or nationality.
  2. Classification: The classification of the targeted group as inferior or a threat to the dominant group.
  3. Symbolization: The use of symbols, such as clothing, tattoos, or flags, to identify and distinguish the targeted group from others.
  4. Dehumanization: The portrayal of the targeted group as subhuman or inferior, which serves to justify their persecution and extermination.
  5. Organization: The organization of the state or other actors to carry out the genocide, including the formation of special units or agencies to target the group.
  6. Polarization: The creation of divisions and tensions between the targeted group and the dominant group, through the use of propaganda and other means.
  7. Preparation: The collection of weapons and other resources necessary for the genocide.
  8. Extermination: The actual killing or extermination of the targeted group, through means such as mass killings, deportations, and forced displacement.
  9. Denial: The denial of the genocide by the perpetrators or their supporters, often through the use of false narratives and propaganda.

It’s important to note that not all genocides follow these