18709A Rose By Any Other "Name"...
- Nov 26, 2011
Saturday 26 November 2011
What matters is what something IS, not what
something is called. [Shades of Clinton stating,
"It depends on what the definition if is, is."]
The genius of Shakespeare knows no bounds.
"'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What is a Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
retain that dear perfection which he owes
without that title. Romeo, doff thy name
and for that name which is no part of thee,
take all myself."
Ancient Egyptians associated the name with
the soul. It was believed that knowledge of a
god or spirit's name gave one complete power
over that deity, and knowledge of a man's name
provided the power to do that man good or ill.
A person could not exist without his name.
In ancient China, a name was considered to
have enormous power, and for that reason, it
was forbidden to speak the name of the emperor.
Judge: "What is your name?'
There must be a reason why this is the very first
question asked in any administrative/court
proceding. If you give your name, one has to
wonder if you are giving the "judge" assent for
him/her to assert power over the fictional
entity, spelled in all-capitalized letters.
Otherwise, there is no other way for a legal
fiction to exist if it has no name, hence the
likely purpose of that very first question.
When I went before an administrative "judge"
to contest an administrative law "judge's"
decision over a parking ticket, that was the
first order of business. The insistance in
asking the question spoke to its importance,
but I had no prepared response, at that time.
It would be informative to know if any "judge"
can proceed without stating one's name. If
anyone has some first-hand experience or
direct knowledge on this issue, it would be
great to have it shared.
I am guessing it may be good to ask a question
instead of responding, such as, "I do not understand
what you mean by the word name. No disrespect
to you, [must avoid giving a reason for spending
time in jail for disrespecting the court], but can you
explain what the word name means to this court?"
None of us are a name, as Shakespeare has Juliet
explain. Rather, each of us is who we say we are,
as in "one of the people," or " a flesh and blood man
or woman." [In other words, on the land and not
in a political fictional plane.]
Open for duscussion...
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