after seeing the latest feeding frenzy and pointing the fingers and condemnations and ….
i have decided to leave Deafread
its with a heavy heart but its all just so BONK right now and it makes no sense at all
we do not have our eyes on the prize – the future of Deaf children and their right to a fully accessible language to live and love by.
we do not have our eyes on the prize – the future of Deaf children to feel ok with who they are as people of the eye.
we do not have our eyes on the prize – that while we are all so eager to rip each other to pieces verbally (in English and ASL – wow look we are bilingual), we have put G-d’s noblest gift to the most shamefullest use
we are self-destructing
we have forgotten that it is the “fix-it up chappy” who is driving away happy to see us squabbling and bickering over whether or not we butter our bread upside down or not or have a star on thar
alas – it is a shame. there is SO SO SO much for us to learn about ourselves, each other, Deaf history and heritage and our people
i do not leave because the badness that is being tossed around has won. i leave because it is not a safe place for my soul, heart, or mind to hang out. I know i will miss some gems but the landmines and gernandes are just to many right now
as always i do sincerely apologize if in any way my participation in the blog/vlogsphere has contributed to such landmines
adios DeafRead – it was nice knowing u. i am sorry it has come to this
be well ALL – u r dear to me
patti durr SK SK
“Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.” MLK Jr
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality. I believe that
unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” MLK Jr.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” MLK Jr
“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.” MLK Jr