Assert Our Name
We are human Beings. I am a human Being and I declare “I am”. You are a human Being and you also declare “I am”. We are Beings amongst all living Beings on and with earth.
Using a capital B in Being distinguishes the name from the verb being. Further, it appears we are not only human. Why then do some refer to human Beings as humans? Does naming us as humans (disregarding the name Being) serve an objectionable objective, a learned profession-sustaining belief or misguided intension?
When thoroughly thought through, this linguistic disappearing trick initiates grouping “humans” by race, by color, by ethnic background, by age, by class, by bracket, by code, by culture, by language, by beliefs, by views and so on. Classification, categorization, segregation and separation spreads throughout relations due to this initial vital communication flaw, the absence of Being.
Definitions found in the US Code reveals quite unabashedly how legal laws diminish living Beings down to the simplest manipulative form, from human to man to animal to pest to corps, none of which are clearly recognized as Beings.
U.S.Code Title 7 › Chapter 6 › Subchapter II › § 136 – Definitions
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”
~ e. e. cummings