We act as if we are.
I can’t help it if some people (using that term loosely, mind you) act as if they are not. I am not responsible for people who deliberately choose to be less. It isn’t because of me, or because of how I voted, or any other reason than the true one – they CHOSE.
I can’t help that, but I can condemn it, and we as a group can prosecute and punish it, and so we should.
While the rest of us act as if….we ARE…..human BEings.