When humans are actively targeting other humans, psychological distancing plays a large part in making targets easier to service because we flip a cognitive switch by viewing them as something ‘other’ or less human.
Historical terms used in the past like blue Belly, Johnny Reb, Hun, Nip, Gook, and Hadji are all easy examples to point out.
Today, we have an Administration, President and complicit mainstream media who is actively doing the same to half the Nation by calling Trump supporters and former voters (74 million +/-) MAGA Republicans or Ultra-MAGAs dangerous and disrespectful of the Constitution, and MUST BE STOPPED.
Pseudospeciation happens when the heat is turned up when you want to move from banter and argument to physical action.
This is where this Administration and the Left are taking us.