Humanity distinguishes us from the animal.
But humanity is extinguished in man by animal capitalism.
It counts for nothing in the system. In private, however, it must continue to be cultivated, because otherwise the human system factor will collapse and capitalism with it. This is the insane doublethink plan that cannot work. In its insanity, it alone brings people to the limits of their mental health.
Humanity on the smallest level and animalistic tearing on all others as the principle. But capitalism, as a psychopathic system, knows no stopping. Everything must be like itself. Then everything belongs to it. Thus, from generation to generation, people lose more and more the knowledge of their humanity. They no longer know, even in their private lives, how they should live something like humanity. And the system and the human being groan under their own weight, get cracks and are about to burst. It has already come to that. With a quiet clang, one human being after another shatters. It sounds like the frozen flakes falling on the ground covered with hard snow in the dead quiet of a moonlit, ice-cold clear night. A soft clink. Millions of times and without end. Very quietly. And if you are very quiet, close your eyes and prick up your ears: then you can hear it. This shattering, millions of times. You want to stand still. The whole night and just listen with rapture. This quiet, eternally bright clang.
In the pale light of the morning, then it’s over with us too. Only a gentle breeze and a soft clang follow. Then we are completely at one with the deathly cold dust of ice on the ground.
Our clink, the last of this long ice-cold night, then joins the singing murmur of the shattering of the millions of people who passed before us in this long silent night.
What then is humanity? It is not what materialism subliminally suggests to people and anchors in their thinking. It is not error and mistake. On the contrary, it is knowledge and the only real thing. The erring and the error, that is part of the animal in us.
Humanity is the devotion to the other for his good. Very simple. It is freedom from fear. It is our knowledge of the meaning of our existence and our security as part of the One Cosmos and its transformations. We can give without fear for our seemingly so lonely and always death-threatened self. That is humanity. Quite simply.