not living, i.e., not engaging in activities and ways of being and becoming an elder/ancestor and a malevolent or helpful spirit that have been symbolically rendered, a rendering that supports various versions, or personas of organized political communities living under groups of specifically non-elected officials (known as the State)
not alive as witnessed by lack of motion within a certain range and frequency
being like a fetish
Various versions of organized political communities living under groups of specifically non-elected officials (State personas) symbolically deem objects to be animate or inanimate.
Many alternate versions and subversions of the State (cultures) oppose the symbolic deeming of objects as animate or inanimate.