“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.
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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