Bang! [Son of a terrorist whore, daughter of a whore, what a whore, you filthy whoring bitch, idiot!]. Calling names, naming, giving a ‘title’ to a person, to define someone by verbal hurt to state power over, for those who are listening and to the subject himself/herself, disgracing sex, gender, tradition, family, ethnic background, country as a whole, what else is new. Placing countries in line and people, comparing, competing. What will come of this type of talk, of this competition? Learning prejudice by what adults talk, who they hate and not(to know why?), how they act, watch and move, power of examples. How to show emotions or do we have other than the negative ones to give. To have emotion other than negative to show, what a challenge, but yes anger can be shown, expressed everyday, but can you be clever in anger. Anger needs to be managed, creatively put to work.
What kind of power do given names entail and what kind of place naming gives in society, unhealed scars. What it is meant to do, beat someone down on the ladder, to worthlessness. Do names hold secrets, truths or plain violence, shaming, pointing a finger. How is a person put to shame suppose to feel and continue living, after maybe years of listening to, being told what one is by people who do not know you.
To take one’s place in society. Is it taken or given? Or to define social place, what is it. Does it have to be defined, defined for purposes of whom. Well for me for instance I need the definition to understand the mess of people.
Mess in them and creations by them in messes, by that inner messiness, outer trouble. Me included.