“Radicalizing” is a bad word. Radical means “going to the root of something”, not related to violence per se.

We need a word for the propaganda process that dehumanizes the other to the point you commit violence while assuming you’re purifying the world.

Ideas?

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Something like “he was groomed to dehumanize” but well, shorter.

I like how “been (verb)” removes their agency. Let’s keep it.

Bonus points if you can stretch it to say target (who was dehumanized) or vector (the groomer).

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