We often label people so we can dispossess them. Dispossess them of humanity. Disregard their humanity first, then anything else is easily taken from them. Labels are prisons. They deny us the dignity and the luxury of multiplicity of existence. Multiplicity is inherent. I am many. But we must never forget, that labels are always about power. Labels that are placed without institutional power have no significant effect. But when global architecture deploys its force behind a label. Watch out. Just. Watch out. Labels are used to dispossess, but what is taken from somewhere, has to go somewhere else. Dispossession aids accumulation. Always.

 

If you follow the news in the papers and on all your screens,

You will see evidence of Humanity’s ancient morphing creed.

At its very heart, it goes like this…

When you meet someone,

Before you talk to them,

Before you help someone,

Before you give them your hand,

Before you look them in the eye,

Before you give them a shoulder to cry.

You must ask them humanity’s most important questions.

At their very heart, they go like this…

 

What fabricated part of this singular planet do they come from,

What is their background?

Do they identify as male or female?

Where do they fit in the made-up spectrum of humanity?

 

To place them appropriately in the fantasy hierarchy of mortality,

It seems you need to know,

Are they anything like you?

Do they share your faith or have none?

Does their body conform to an invented vision of bodily perfection?

Is their politics on the left or right side of Black destruction?

 

These important questions lie at the heart of Humanity’s ancient morphing creed.

They still go like this…

When you meet someone,

Before you talk to them,

You must ask them humanity’s most important questions.

And then you have label them,

You have to label them anything but… just human.

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