As I am the one who has to rewrite my own ideas, I am trying to be patient with myself.
Stages one, two and three in the United States and Europe are long gone. The beginnings of stage one are in the educational systems of government led and controlled education. This is one reason I home schooled, to avoid propaganda in the schools forming my son's character and soul. Again, see my link for stage three on my blog.
Bismarck knew what he was doing. Create an unthinking populace and feed the prejudices which are already there. Put steroids into ancient hatreds. The stage is the stereotyping stage. We Catholics have ALWAYS been stereotyped in the US and in GB and since Humanae Vitae, even more so. We are the pro-life loonies, the insensitive one who do not care about women's reproductive rights, or the rights of gays. We are homophobic, etc.
This type of criticism, nay, hatred is old, very old.
There are some errors of history on one link I gave you, labelled 1933-1939. The author there does not go back far enough into German history to show the strength and persistence of anti-Semitism which led to the Holocaust.
The book, Hitler's Willing Executioners, which I read ages ago, needs to be reread by this generation. If you have not read this, do so.
I do not want to get into an argument about this book, but to read it is to understand a longer and larger process. The author's research is superb.
The problem with stage one is that it is subtle. Changing text books, reducing classical education, using coloring books in schools to make a political point
I knew a woman in Indiana, the first woman representative in that states' legislature, who single-handedly stopped homosexual propaganda in colouring books from going into the public schools as early as 1981.
Margaret Sanger had a two-page spread in high school public school history books as early as 2000, while one paragraph sufficed to cover General Robert E. Lee. I have studied these trends in education myself. I had such books in my hand in 2000.
Not new and parents were asleep.
No excuses. If I could find out this information as early as 1981, all persons could, and I was single and in university, years away from marriage and child-bearing.
Marx, Engles, Dewey, Bismarck. etc.
Read my stuff on Gramsci (and there will be more from him this weekend on the blog).
Here is the biography, or rather, autobiography of that author.