How Demagogues Spawn Systems of Oppression & Violence
PREJUDICE + POWER = OPPRESSION
(Prejudiced Beliefs + Discriminatory Acts + Power Structure Dominance = Societal Systems of Oppression)
A Formula to Help Unravel the Dynamics & Intersectionality of
Prejudice | Privilege | Supremacism | Bigotry | Denigration | Discrimination | Power | Oppression
Dualism | Scapegoating | Demonization | Conspiracism | Dehumanization | Demagoguery
Aggression | Apocalyptic Aggression | Segregation | Ethnoviolence | Slavery | Expulsion | Genocide
Demonization: Portraying a person or group as totally malevolent, sinful, or evil--perhaps even in league with Satan.
Demonization is a precursor to scapegoating and conspiracism which encourages discrimination and violence against the target. Acts as a form of dehumanization or objectification. Demonization involves marginalization (using propaganda and prejudice to set people outside the circle of wholesome mainstream society) and dehumanization (negatively labeling the targeted persons so they become perceived more as objects than as real people).