im on a truth campaign
and i abhor falsehoods
and im tired of “simple lies” being spread everywhere to conceal “complex truths”
Note: to folks who have left DR and/or DVTV as b/vloggers – pls feel free to state your reason in the comment section and if i get enuf replies – ill create another post listing those for folks who dont check comments
since im a stickler for the truth and “we are destined to repeat history if we dont study it and if we be studying myths and b.s. and disinformation instead of history, we be getting mighty stuck in the muck” so yep – u guessed it – got me………
me boots on!
in response to a vlog by bgmaron8 entitled “History of DVTV and Aslrocks.net” where he proceeds to malign, misrepresent, defame, and accuse Ruthie Jordan and Audism Free America (note: i is a card carrying member of AFA – yes we have cards – and i think Ruthie is rad) – i set out to set the record straight. Shovel and boots me have handy
Ruthie rules the Deaf vlogsphere and can make folks get up and go with a wink of her wand
– despite ruthie jordan’s super human powers – she did not launch the walk out at DVTV. in fact ruthie left DVTV a while after the first group of folks hit the road
if i remember right it was DeafJeff who first declared “adiois, I’m out of here,” aguabo may have been 2nd and Ella third and then a bunch of folks said “yeah, tired of the craziness at this gig” and off they went
there were a variety of reasons and hopefully folks will show up and share theirs. mine has always been the same ole same ole reason (see below)
Falsehood2: Philantino is just a pawn for Ruthie and AFA to play with
– Philantino set up ASLrocks of his own accord – sometime after JustDeaf and visual vlogs. Folks were really enjoying ASLrocks cuz its ASL Deaf focus and it being audism free. The AFA logo only got added recently and it was because Philantino, being the good bloke that he is, wanted to support Of, By, and For Deaf ASL organizations and groups. He has personally reached out to various groups to ask if they wanted their logo displayed in ASL rocks!
Ruthie did not hold no gun to his head and to my knowledge has had no contact with Philantino.
It was a happy “it’s a small world after all” before Ruthie and AFA came to DVTV land.
Deaf vloggers and commentors in DVTV were not all chummy and one big ole happy family BEFORE the dreaded and mighty and powerful and divisive Jordan showed up. (remember some folks we boycotting DVTV before Ruthie rolled into the joint – remember the bloke who wasn’t there but was here but not really except whenhe was using his kid’s account anxiously awaiting 2.0 block feature. so there was problems before “audism” was uttered).
Our division may be rooted in an undercurrent of audism (the belief to hear and/or behave as a Hearing person is superior to being Deaf) but it is not because the word or the organization Audism Free America or its signsperson put the term on the table.
big ole FALSEHOOD at 5:55 “audism, the word, and THAT person caused the community to split / become divided.”
You did state a true fact – “sad story”
yep – i agree with u on that one
S A D
7:14 “deaf extremists”
Ruthie, nor AFA, nor the folks who walked out fit the definition of extremists
oh lawdy lawdy – AFA is not an extremist group despite Barry Sewell trying to get it listed as one in the wikipedia page on extremist groups. Even wikipedia knew we were not worthy of such a title and shouldn’t be listed amongst the KKK or the Aryan Nation.
so name calling and labeling be the latest blame game in this “hystery” vlog hmmm
im typeless. i have seen that term tossed all over the place but usually by the same folks? Ya know the folks who value others rights to express their opinions and values and beliefs but not ours.
(just FYI i was once on a plane and happened to sit across from a Deaf man i had only met once before – we started chatting and he told me he had visions of setting up a Deaf type of al-qaeda group. True biz. Now i know many folks like to paint me red and all that (what with my hair and my perchance to stand UP) but i have NEVER EVER wanted to see a Deaf extremist group (except extremists for love) materialize and i tell ya when this gentleman went to the restroom i was mighty nervous. i was actually thinking – what is my civic duty here but then he returned and we chatted some more and i saw that he was more hot air than action – THANKFULLY)
but back to the extremely bizarre vlog about AFA and Super ASLie Ruthie Jordan and those “walk out” Deaf extremists –
the bloke in the vlog is now signing “Now Ruthie Jordan threw her dirty hands on us. Now we are split into two groups simply because of one word “audism.”
hmmm – really
the exodus from DVTV was cuz of Ruthie and AFA and the word “audism” not the system or practice or internalization of audism caused an irreparable rift.
In fact AFA was late in leaving DVTV – the walk out at DVTV was in the beginning of September 2009. AFA announced its boycott of DVTV at the end of October.
so i got a few questions:
why is he vlogging all this b.s. now 1 year later????
what prompted this hysteria / hysterics / hystory?
DVTV has been Ruthie and AFA free for quite a long time but still we see some of their own members deriding and belittling DVTV folks – referring to them as children and such. shouldnt everything be FINE in DVTV now
surely the problems and flare ups in DVTV have nothing to do with the “A” word or the radical ruthie or the active AFA
its been a year folks – or is she and it so powerful we r still causing trouble from afar?
and geez wasnt there some kinda boycott of DR a million moons ago re: adding audism or an equivalent to the guidelines
DR / DVTV has justly identified specific groups that r worthy of protection from harassment –
DR guideline #8
We will not post anything that is an attack on a specific race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orienation, age or religion. This offense is serious and the offending blog will be promptly considered for removal from DeafRead’s subscription.
all ya gotta do is add “disability” and after ethnicity put (this includes ASL Deaf people)
why do it? cuz we are worth it
from the DVTV R-list
“…targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain social group, usually defined by racial group, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation.”
disability is there but not over in DR – odd, eh?
should add after: ethnicity (this includes ASL Deaf people)
simple done – end of discussion
red – text hmmmm is Ruthie being targeted because of her affiliation with AFA?
the NAD recognizes that audism and linguicism ain’t cool. it is my hope that some day DR and DVTV will too.
and wasnt there a campaign to get Purple banners of DR and DVTV cuz they were enabling cyberbullying
from the DVTV R list
Cyberstalking is the use of information and communications technology, particularly the Internet, by an individual or group of individuals, to harass another individual, group of individuals, or organization. The behavior includes false accusations, monitoring, the transmission of threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sexual purposes, and gathering information for harassment purposes.
red text – not only did DeafRead and DVTV carry attack b/vlogs against some vloggers and their daughters but the recent vlog attacking Ruthie and AFA is harassing via false accusations
There is no audism in DR or DVTV. Really? Really!
good v/blog re: Diseased Tree by Shel