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Dehumanization Is The Viewing Certain People As Less Than Human Or As Objects To Be Used Or Manipulated


‘Less Than Human’ is the Psychology of Cruelty

Dehumanizing is one of the more serious aberrations of human psychology. It allows us all to perform the most unspeakable acts as though they are nothing because we are doing them to others who are not like us, who are less than human.

We all do it in one way or another. When we talk about another political party we may call them insane, when we call scammers names such as “animals” or “monkeys”, when spouses abuse their partners verbally by putting them down, when parents berate their children, when employers put down their employees; these are all forms of “Dehumanization.” This is also what allows scammers to view their victims as objects to be manipulated because their victims are not human to them – not even their own family members are human to some of them as evidenced by the atrocities that ritualist Yahoo or Sakawa perform.

Scammers view their victims in a variety of ways: as “Colonialists” or as “Stupid Fools” who give away their money, or any number of condescending terms that dehumanize their victims. Scammers can do what they do because they do not view their victims as equal to them or even really as a human being. In this way, scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. are not only crimes in the civil and criminalCriminal A criminal is any person who through a decision or act engages in a crime. This can be complicated, as many people break laws unknowingly, however, in our context, it is a person who makes a decision to engage in unlawful acts or to place themselves with others who do this. A criminal always has the ability to decide not to break the law, or if they initially engage in crime to stop doing it, but instead continues. sense, but they are also a violation of your civil rights and human rights. In fact, there is an attempt to try scammers in the International Criminal Court by viewing certain kinds of scams as Crimes Against Humanity – but thus far this has not been universally accepted.

Yahoo Boys, Sakawa Boys, and other scammers that engage in psychological manipulation are criminals that are intent of causing the maximum harm for the maximum gain.

But the harm is simply part of the fun for them – it is the sport. No different than “boiler room” telemarketers that jam products down the throats of consumers. Both the predatory telemarketers and scammers are criminals that use manipulation and control to achieve what they want at the expense of their victims. Both view their victims as sub-human and that is what allows them to sleep at night.

Some victims may feel differently because they identify with their manipulators. After all countless scammers have admitted their scams and that they came to love their victims in the end – this is just another set of lies and manipulation, and sadly countless victims believe it and stay connected to their scammers.  This is just a variation of the “Stockholm syndromeSyndrome It is a group of symptoms that can consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.