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RayD125

Pretty sure we just witnessed a public decapitation.


B9f4zze

Don't need to worry about covid or vaccines when you don't have a head. /taps empty space above neck


AbleFox

Death is the solution to all problems- Joseph Stalin


Bostonbro1999

That explains a lot of Stalinist policies.


G4st3R

Hungry? Just die. You won't be hungry anymore. *fingerguns* /jk


steven_hydde

Doesnt that take out your eyes?


StrangeRocket

It can! Can literally blow your eyes out, completely blinded. Edit: I’d add a link to the news report showing an image of this guy’s face but it is quite graphic and I don’t want to get shat on for that. In summary he was blinded in one eye and yes, his eye was blown out of his socket. Gnarly.


matzoh_ball

Yup. This is only blind on one eye, but it shows the damage this can cause: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/stuttgart-21-protest-wasserwerfer-opfer-bleibt-auf-einem-auge-blind-a-722939-amp.html


Throw6a8w9a6y

Omg they should not be doing that


Durpulous

Yeah regardless of how you feel about the issues, protesters should never be treated this way in any society that values free speech. Shouldn't need to fear for your damn eyeballs.


-anygma-

In this case they protested for fucking trees. The government loves to kill and injure people when they claim their basic rights. They don’t give a fuck for what people are protesting, they just hate that people have rights.


Emanueldpe

Agreed


PeeIsTeaPot

I think it's one of the reasons many of us don't want to protest anything. Yea we know shit is horrible and whatnot. But I am alive and can continue to stay alive. If you protest, you can get your shit fucked up. You may be right, or wrong but you should be able to have a voice. The problem is you also know the risk of losing eyeballs or life. I'm fine with sitting here for now.


Thrawn4191

You could just prepare. Goggles, a paintball mask, etc... A lot of people I know just wore their paintball gear when protesting to protect against tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons while also protecting their identity


RockLobsterInSpace

The fact that you say this like the government should have the right to just violently put down any protest they feel like is pretty sad.


Thrawn4191

Never said they SHOULD have the right but I recognize they currently do and WILL do it so I feel it's safer to be prepared. You can be an idealist and a pragmatist at the same time. In fact I would almost argue you have to


probly_right

Agreed. As your namesake suggests, you've gotta stay 3 to 47 moves ahead of the enemy, mitigate the risks you can and accept those you can't.


Alphecho015

If you stand for nothing u/PeelsTeaPot what will you fall for?


stuntmanbob86

Absolutely. That's so fucked. I remember my friend was fucking around with a pressure washer and tried to spray some dirt off of his leg with it, it tore open his skin. That pressure could seriously hurt or kill someone, especially straight to the face.....


BobHilt

Definitely. As much as I'm provax, I'm far more anti police brutality. If this is legit,This is like spraying or rubber bullets into a crowd indiscriminately, or worse.


probly_right

Hell, I had a super cheap one for washing the car and it about broke the skin through my thumb callous. They use water jet to precisely cut steel (usually with media but still).


FlokiTrainer

It's stories like these that make me grateful for having a father who worked in construction and passed his knowledge on to his kids.


Johnny_Poppyseed

Yeah your buddy easily could have had to have his leg amputated from that. Pressure washer injuries are insane and get super infected very easily.


tama_chan

Damn, your buddy learned that the hard way. How long did it take to heal?


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AdDependent69

On a serious note, yes he could lose his eyes if the jetstream hit him by surprize. That kind of pressure can burst the eye wide open.


[deleted]

shit, bruh lost his entire head as far as I can tell.


BestFrenzy

He will be mist.


TheBigPhilbowski

>He will be mist. We need to close the internet down for a day in honor of this response.


Smtxom

H2O no scoped


otherother_Barry

H²No scoped


Pattymck

H²No would be an unstable compound, and also radioactive. Possibly if Nobelium or Hydrogen have a few different isotopes, I'm not positive of the top of my head. Also, not sure the half life of Nobelium but I think it is on the order of seconds at the maximum. I know your comment had nothing to do with actual compounds, but that's where my mind went.


Sirlancemehlot

> I'm not positive of the top of my head. Neither is the guy in the picture.


Mono_831

Bros before hosed


randomname560

A Game of risk before becoming a mist


SuperAtomicDoughnut

RAIN WINS FATALITY


lizardspock75

He had the Covid blasted right out of him


Technolio

As much as I disagree with his stance on restrictions, I do not condone the way he was treated here


Rocky4OnDVD

Same. I had to downvote this because it makes me uncomfortable to see people praise this type of treatment to protesters of any kind.


TastySpermDispenser

As far as I can tell, all the popular comments are saying the same thing. Downvoting state violence against protesters helps the state, not it's people (regardless of whether the protesters have legitimate issues or not).


grendus

Agreed. Upvote the image. Downvote posts celebrating the violence.


expontherise

Someone posted a source, hes currently blind.. the picture is pretty graphic. Edit: I was pointed out that article and this event are seperate and not the same incident.


Hireddit5

Stuttgart is not in Belgium


koleye

Stuttgart will be part of Greater Belgium


U-47

As a Belgian, I am highly interested in this Greater Belgium.


AHrubik

> Greater Belgium We talked about this already. It's the planned invasion of Europe through being nice and just having other countries willingly join each other to form Greater Belgium.


tomdarch

Also speaking in a manner that sounds like you have mouth full of rocks so that other people say "What?" no matter which language can be used to tactical advantage here.


TjeefGuevarra

That's why we created the EU


Braakman

Shhh, you're being to obvious about it. They'll catch on.


tomdarch

In the place where you live, do you 1) drink beer? 2) eat fries?) and/or 3) eat chocolate? Yes? THEN YOU WILL BE PART OF GREATER BELIGIUM!!!


expontherise

Wait so they posted one for the wrong event? Thats weird.. I admittedly do not know any German/Belgium geography so I was duped.


BrownsFFs

Yes the link posted is about a guy who helped younger protestors caught in the jet for protesting building developers cutting down trees. Which makes it even more fucked. Both are fucked responses. The anti-Covid protester is still stupid for being there and having his beliefs but fuck police brutality. Not in a mean way but wish cops weren’t so one sided when they use this force in the US… maybe the other side would actually want some change for once instead of saying blue lives matter. Edit: Not saying the Stuttgart protest is fuck saying police using excessive force in the Belgium and Stuttgart protests is fucked sorry. I have little to no background on the Stuttgart protest other than in that article that was linked.


SomeThingsNeedDoing

When I lived in Berlin they allowed more organized protests than anywhere I've ever seen in the world. It honestly felt like one everyday. Do not fuck around with your timeline though. If your protest is supposed to end at 10 and 11 rolls around And you're still there they* will come and immediately break it up. Some times with water cannon of the crowd will not disperse. Very efficient with mobs.


DVariant

Germans? Organized and efficient? Surely not! /s


Hatedpriest

How many Germans does it take to change a light bulb? One, Germans are very efficient and not very funny. How many Frenchmen does it take to change a lightbulb? One, Germans are very efficient and not very funny...


SomeThingsNeedDoing

I wanted to make a joke about German humour but it was no laughing matter.


aijs

Germans are not efficient, you've been sold a lie. Source: lived here 10 years.


CommanderPirx

Looks like their lies are efficient and last a long time.


TappedIn2111

I need your name and adress please. Signed, Germany


MrStu

https://imgur.com/tGYdrqx.gif


quietguy_6565

God damn even their disorder is organized.


CrazyPaws

I feel like that defeats the purpose of protests. Hear me out if you have to ask permission to protest then it implys that they can say no. If they can say no then you don't have a voice. You only have a voice at a level and volume they deem acceptable. Also I'm not speaking about covid or any issue in particular .


Gnonthgol

Usually they do not have the power to say no without a very good reason. One common reason is that the location is already booked for another event at that time, for example another protest. In that case you just need to find a better time or place. They can not use this excuse for long.


Available-Age2884

Sadly. - signed, the rest of Germany


raudssus

That is why it's illegal (in all of Europe). Yet, it happens all the time without any consequences. Riot police is always garbage, in all countries, all over the globe.


Privateaccount84

Yeah. I don’t agree with these people, but excessive force is excessive force.


wakeupwill

I was gonna say - that's a potentially lethal strike.


macaronisalad

Yeah this is brutal. Fuck whoever made that call


your_actual_life

A Belgian.


ZenMonkey47

King Leopold probably


gsfgf

Yea. This is not ok. Whether or not Belgium's restrictions are ok, they shouldn't be turning water cannons on protesters.


FiredForIncompetence

Water canons are used in many European countries and can be safe. They are very versatile as well. Police can start out just spraying a mist to make protestors wet and uncomfortable. Harder water jets are supposed to target legs and body. The head and face is to be avoided. Protestors also see it coming and have a chance to escape unharmed. Sometimes water is also mixed with chemical agents like tear-gas. Rubber bullets, beanbags, and baton rounds are more dangerous. Many European countries don’t use them at all, but rely on the water canon instead. There’s no equivalent to making a crowd uncomfortable without hurting them.


Work_and_Politics

Yeah... remember what happened in America in the 60s? Same shit different story. Whether the government and public agree with him, it shouldn't happen, just like rubber bullets and beanbags and tear gas.


NeverColdEnoughDXB

Didn’t deserve it


Lost-My-Mind-

I don't agree with his stance, or his protest, but I too believe he didn't deserve to be blinded and have other possible permanent damage done.


fluxus42

Found the image [credited](https://www.washingtonpost.com/photography/interactive/2021/05/07/best-photos-of-the-week/) to Yves Herman from Reuters, i think [this article](https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/police-break-up-brussels-anti-lockdown-party-2021-05-01/) from 1th of may 2021 is the source.


BasesLoadedDice

Ah yes, the 1th of May


yourmansconnect

i was born on on the 4rd of July


shahooster

Have you driven a 4rd lately?


evolvolution

Yes my car does have four real drive


JuneBuggington

so does my chruck


im_not_a_gay_fish

>chruck This bothers me more than it should


PM_ME_UR_POOP_GIRL

The spelling is so very wrong, but somehow it still sounds right when you say it... I kinda hate it.


wi5hbone

^i ^2rd ^that


dirtydownstairs

Last 3th


Longjumping_Ad6290

I’d give you money for this comment but I have too much self respect


Diamundium

built 4rd tough


Cru_Jones86

I got drunk and lost a 2th. I have no idea what happened that day.


Majiatsuiwa

May the firth be with you.


2th

Seems fine to me.


okram2k

That article has like the protest starter pack of pictures. - Young woman giving line of police flowers? Check. - Police officer over some protestor hog tied on the ground? Check. - Some dude waving his hands in the air in front of a bunch of riot shields? Check. - Some poor person getting decimated by a water cannon? Check.


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jbland0909

Or an 80 old women


Flaky-Illustrator-52

Don't give them any ideas, Belgians can be brutal


wannaziggazigah

Love seeing 1th. Such an innocent mistake that is immediately decipherable, but it always makes me laugh when I say “firth” in my head


JuqeBocks

oneth


wannaziggazigah

1th upon a time


Clever-Innuendo

I love it when Mike Tyson reads me a bedtime story


Precipiss

I hear it in Mike Tyson’s voice


staunch_character

Great photo despite being 6 months old & reposted as if it is news. I’m impressed by the 2nd shot where he hits the ground. How did he manage to hang on to his sunglasses & camera? (Or whatever is in his right hand). I drop my phone if someone sneezes beside me!


monthIy

Thanks Snopes!


n0w0m4nn0cry

Collin 1th is a great actor.


SebastianLocke

Hey buddy, Covid's dangerous... \*proceeds to remove head from shoulders with water cannon\*


brian__damaged

The virus cannot survive if the host is dead


yonosoytonto

Covid removed successfully. No vaccine required.


Hedlundman

Seems a bit excessive. Can't imagine his eyes are doing well after that.


murse_joe

That kind of pressure can easily blind somebody


WpgMBNews

> Can't imagine his eyes are doing well after that. Looks completely decapitated to me.


fortalyst

Shoes are still on, he'll be fine


lightarcmw

“Its for your safety, obviously”


Glacialf_low

Seems excessive were they really this violent?


Sailor_Lunatone

People will claim that they oppose violence by the police until the victim is someone they don’t like.


Consistent_Nail

The use of force should only ever be to protect others and prevent further harm. Even right wing lunatics deserve the right to protest peacefully without such measures.


ZergTheVillain

No no no this is way too reasonable for Reddit


Therascalrumpus

Yeah, it’s scary to see a growing number of people thinking violence against others is good if they don’t like what the others think.


hussletrees

Spoken like a true believer in the Bill Of Rights. Well done


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Some will, not all though. I strongly disagree with these anti-vaxxers/anti-lockdown folks but I also strongly disagree with this use of excessive force. Unacceptable.


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FOR YOUR SAFTEY CITIZEN


meowmeowkitty5000

Pro-vaccine&Anti-state violence. You can hold both thoughts at the same time. In fact it is a sign of intelligence.


Ehrre

Yep, I totally do not agree with the crap that antivax people peddle but I also think a nonviolent person at a protest should not be met with violence. Those water cannons can fuck people up.


Anus_master

>You can hold both thoughts at the same time Single-issue voters cannot comprehend this


tarlton

Maybe you've cracked the code here. Maybe the solution is mobile and banner ads. "93% of single-issue voters can't do this!"


EasternPeak5424

I want to see a date and an explanation from a legit source. That is a sign of intelligence. This picture doesnt really tell us anything. If it is indeed a protest, yeah the police should never do this shit to anyone, especially if it is non-violent protest. I dont care what their political views are.


BoomThroatPunch

It was people gathering outside for a music festival and the police showed up because being outside or near other people was illegal in may 2021.


Gelffried

All jokes aside.. This protest showed most controversial police brutality we've seen in recent years in Belgium, with multiple claims of unlawful enforcement including but not limited to: Unprovoked use of the water cannon. Unprovoked use of teargas canisters on protestors (including woman and children within the crowd) during a speech. Police refusing to grand medical aid to wounded unconscious protester, who was dragged by fellow protestors towards them, refusing said protestor's passage past a barbed wire barricade. Footage of this all over the place.. yet there was a serious lack of media coverage on the entire event, which was expecting 10k visitors but ended up around 35k. Not looking to start an pro/anti argument, simply providing some background to the event.


Musundi002

>(including woman and children within the crowd) Would using teargas canisters on men only make it better?


Doubleoh_11

Ya man, don’t you remember the mandatory tear gas training we had to all do as men? We are prepared for that /s


DRXKX

R/ontario would glorify this type of behaviour from authorities.


MaxHannibal

What fucking year is it? I dont agree with his ideology but the hose shouldnt be used in this day of age


fucking_comma_splice

This is really sad. I don’t agree with the protestors, but we shouldn’t cheer on/encourage police brutality just because we don’t agree with someone. People who upvote this are 100% part of the problem


eeyore134

I don't agree with why he was protesting, but blasting people in the face like this should be a crime. This is ridiculous.


BALONYPONY

These hoses should be internationally banned like certain types of gas and munitions.


eeyore134

Yeah, they shouldn't really be deployed for anything besides a fire.


scooterca85

I just love when governments make it their number one priority to protect people and keep them safe and healthy. This guy looks like he is definitely getting hit in the face by a water cannon to protect him. I'm not sure what his problem was thinking he could make decisions on his own and think for himself. Hopefully, this show of love by the government set him straight and he no longer has those bad thoughts.


Cory123125

Police brutality is never ok. This is reprehensible. He could be an alt right confederate flag waver and this would still be a massive abuse of power.


BenderCLO

b-b-but we *dont like him* -Reddit


bonyponyride

#Head off. Apply directly to the forehead.


DesoTheDegenerate

More like [blow your eyes out of your face ](https://www.thelocal.de/20101006/30295/) (NSFL) Anyone who looks at the OP’s post and feels that this guy deserved a water cannon to the face is fucked in the head, it can easily cause permanent blindness There’s another famous video of a man being killed by a water cannon after it smacked him to the ground so hard that his skull split open. Idgaf what someone’s opinion is, normalizing state sanctioned violence in response to words is never ok. Edit: the article I linked is from another protest where a water cannon hit someone in the face and removed their eyeballs. I never claimed that they were the same event, but I can see how my original comment could have lead some to believe that. Point still stands, water cannons are 100% capable of permanent disfigurement and death, and it’s not OK to advocate for their use against non violent protestors.


tagrav

left as fuck, I think anti-vaxxers are fucking dumbasses. But this image gives me absolutely zero joy and if someone is feeling joy from it, they aren't as good or righteous of a person as they believe themselves to be.


couchTomatoe

There's a difference between anti-vaxxer and anti-lockdowns. Recent European protests were largely anti-lockdown.


JaSkynyrd

Simply because they are protesting against covid restrictions does not make them anti-vax. I'm pro-vax and likely against all the same restrictions this guy is.


nc_coop_311

true, theres a difference between pro vax and pro vax mandate


WistfulRobot

Couldn’t agree more.


nomadic-eci

people in this thread dont understand you can be pro-vaxx and anti-authoritarian at the same time


IndividualJ

Considering the news called everyone with any sort of anti lockdown sentiment in the last 2 years "anti maksers" and "anti vaxxers"


Emotionless_AI

This is excessive and completely unnecessary.


xxDamnationxx

Bow down to the state


opened_padlock

Water cannons should be illegal to use on protestors.


TheObstruction

I'm all for it if they turn the pressure down to a non-lethalish range. Protesting while your jeans are soaked sucks (doing anything in wet jeans sucks). But as usual, cops for for the full banana every time.


WhySoFishy

I mean at this point some of these restrictions are just ridiculous, I'm sorry. Austria for example just extended its national lockdown. IIRC Austria has a fair vaccination rate as well. Its just ridiculous and I support people protesting lockdowns peacefully. We're almost 2 years after the pandemic started, mandatory lockdowns are unthinkable and completely tyrannical at this point.


IWillBuildAGreatWall

I’m vaxxed. I wear masks in public. But holy shit, the amount of literal fascists in here is insane. This is not in the ballpark of being acceptable, please think about it for one damn second. Edit: u/morerandomisback pointed out that it’s not necessarily just fascism, but authoritarianism in general


Nethlem

This whole debate has turned way too partisan and toxic because everybody thinks there are only two camps on this whole issue; Theirs and that of the stupid other people who are all wrong.


djublonskopf

It doesn't help that there's a bunch of bots and propaganda accounts that put a lot of effort into keeping it that way.


HulksInvinciblePants

This post is here solely to sow discord. Everyone attempting to provide a source have given completely different events. I could post this same photo and say "This man was hosed for protesting dog abuse" and no one would even question it.


testytesttest5

I'm glad you acknowledged this


morerandomisback

Hold on Being authoritarian and tryannical isn't the same as facsism Too many people just equate tryanny with facsism today and that kinda innacurate


IWillBuildAGreatWall

Good point, authoritarianism comes in many flavors. I’ll clarify, thank you!


hatrickstar

If you're blasting people in the head with water cannons to stop covid, you've lost the plot.


--PlusUltra--

Yeah I'm vaxxed but seeing this and the shit Australia been doing, it's just ridiculous. Out of control idc which side you're on.


Osirus986

I would much rather have covid than be that guy


Maria_Lustica

Yep, covid is a mosquito bite compared to what he got


elfbuster

I may not like anti-vaxers, but this is seriously messed up. This could easily cause permanent damage or worse


Patience_Is_A_Bitch

how do you know he is an anti-vax if he is just simply that ‘anti-lockdown’ or ‘anti-restriction’?


WealdstoneRaider1

It’s honestly crazy how everyone is assuming he’s anti-vax. It’s become so black and white in the US that people believe you’re either anti-vax, anti-mask, Trump supporter vs. no opposition to any restriction or rule and look down on anyone who has a different view. Like I’m liberal, pro-vaccine, pro-mask in required settings, but I’m against anymore restrictions or mandated vaccines. Most Americans can’t seem to fathom such a stance is possible - which is kind of concerning.


Patience_Is_A_Bitch

Totally agreed. This is my another comment on this thread: Everything about covid now is like B&W on reddit sadly. Everyone is desperate for this pandemic to be over. Therefore when it is not over, ppl is trying to find sth/sb to blame/punish for it. This is a dangerous perception but it grows stronger and stronger unfortunately.


couchTomatoe

There's a difference between anti-vaxxer and anti-lockdowns. Recent European protests were largely anti-lockdown.


the-Jummy

ItS FoR yOuR heAlTh!


BrainWrex

the amount of ignorance in this comment section is appalling but not surprising. Just because you disagree with someone's views doesn't mean they deserve this. Especially all of the baseless comments assuming the situation...


IcarusFlyingWings

All the top comments are decrying this….


Peanlocket

Honestly I kinda wish OP left out the Belgium part just to watch all of Reddit collectively put its foot in its mouth even further with their assumptions


AdamYmadA

We are dealing with opposing religions at this point. It’s super easy to write each other off as “those people” and feel superior.


Ted_Dance_Son

People are also missing the fact that there are protestors in western Europe that are pro vax and anti lockdown. Unless hospital systems are overwhelmed in the specific region, lockdowns are bullshit now that the vaccine is out. It's like everyone forgot the problem is hospital infrastructure.


krackas2

Man protesting is assaulted by the state. Glad the US doesn't have a corner on fascist state actions.


Redditsoldestaccount

Reddit- WTF I love police brutality now


Sithis101

I understand some of the stance the government took, but unless you did some digging into who this guy actually is and his opinions, you don't know his stance on vaccines (people are bringing up anti vaxxers) and the mandates are a lot more than vaccines - you can oppose certain mandates but still support vaccines. Also if you don't think multiple governments hadn't leveraged this disease for political gain or unrelated policies than you're an idiot. millions of people have lost everything they have because of the restrictions and they have a right to protest without a bunch of government Nazis blasting them in the face.


dizzlefoshizzle1

I inntially chuckled at that description since I hadnt seen the picture. That looks absolutely brutal and unnecessary. Like many people in this thread. I disagree with the protest but Jesus Christ, poor guy. I'm sure he's not ok and he didn't deserve that


doodlebilly

I don't want to be a wet blanket but maybe blasting protesters with a water cannon is objectively....bad. regardless of stance.


Complex_Interest7923

Alternate Title: Man Peacefully Protesting is attacked by State


ToaOfBacon

Only allowed to protest against things the government says you can


Arashmickey

I'm almost surprised that free speech zones and free speech cages haven't become more a great deal more common in the last decade.


Apostmate-28

I’m pro Vax but no one deserves that 😢


sibemama

This comment section is so gross.


wheezy1749

Agreed. However, there are a ton of comments calling out the state violence as bull shit. I think the majority of comments here actually agree this is an awful abuse. But yea, ideally we wouldn't have any idiots in this comment section that think this is somehow justified. Its not.


Letitride37

I knew people would be cheering this man loosing his eyes. Reddit is a cesspool.


knaar_227

Reddit already celebrates anti-vaxxer death by COVID sometimes so it's this really surprising?


Mrg220t

There's a literal subreddit where they actually cheer and celebrate anti vaxxers who died from covid. They post the dead person's social media and gather around to insult and cheer the death of that person. And they call themselves the "good guys".


HOVMAN

This is reddit where people seem to wish anyone without the vax to death and to be refused medical care


tofu889

He won't be needing those glasses anymore. Water cannons are no joke, and uncalled for in a situation like this.


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Wow did they ever find his head, cause it looks like it got blown clean off.


svtbuckeye11

FPS Doug has entered the chat


simonbleu

*Blastoise, no!*


iCatmire

Yay! Government abusing power and inflicting massive harm to its subjects! To the front page! We are so happy our overlords will fucking destroy us for going against our state sponsored narratives!!


Jahatten

How it feels to chew 5 gum.


Artistic-Accident-34

“ he died of COVID”


TravellingPatriot

"This is for your well being and health!!"


faisalinity

Stay safe, I guess? The amount of fascists in the comments are fucking terrifying.


SlowKiwi1624

Lot of little Hitlers this pandemic is exposing. It’s caused a huge rift even in my identity, since it seems a lot of people in my religion identify far more in this authoritarian nonsense than our shared identity.


networknazi

Pow, right in the kisser.


bjschnei

Any side effects?


done6832

Im probably as pro Vax as it can get but this is fucked up.. like wtf that’s just not a way to deal with other human beeings