But, before we speak of agency, I continue with Margalit's understanding of the subhuman. He uses the farewell speech of Mikhail Gorbachev to tease out human interaction.
The question, then, for our purposes (i.e., in understanding the cost of silencing) is, "what happens in or to the "subhuman" in this process?" What is taken from the other in this overlooking?
Moving, with this understanding, back to Margalit's picture of the "subhuman" we begin to gain a clearer picture of the cost involved in silencing another.
Daniel moves from a person, to "lateness." He is overlooked as a human, seen yet not seen, and, in fact relegated to a subhuman category.
In dialogue, by allowing Daniel to move from subhuman to human, a voice was given.
I always see kids at shows with patches or t-shirts from the Dead Kennedys or Black Flag or the Subhumans. That's cool, but it always makes me wonder why kids aren't more supportive of current bands.
This is the only Subhumans question I'm gonna ask: Is it true you guys beat up the Canadian Subhumans?
The Subhumans had been together like six months before they split up.