ive been on me nutty truth campaign for a few month – getting braver and braver in singing the song
its a good song – i hope u will join
the very first vlog i ever made examined Love vs. Fear (its poorly lit and LONG – geez im long winded bi-lingually oy) but the concepts are good me think
seems we let FEAR rule us sometimes. Gets us to do things we’d rather not have and it stops us from doing things we should have.
How i usually try to conquer my fear is to remind myself that love is the opposite of fear.
There is some good stuff going on in the v/blogsphere this week and i think we gotta shine a light on it cuz it has come from love and it has challenged fear and that is beautiful to behold. Now in doing so we have seen some ugliness emerge – we have seen some folks attack and pull down their own masks. This is truly hard to behold but still we stand in love and hope for justice.
ella has a vlog on examining Oralism vs. speech
shel has a vlog on cyberbullying
amy has a blog on blogging and Carol Padden getting the John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation “Genuis” Award (first Deaf person to win it – KUDOS and U Go Girl) A Deaf researcher exploring and documenting about the Deaf Culture and Natural Signed Languages
karen has a blog on civil discourse
theres more but im in a rush
there has also been some bad stuff
attacks and falsehoods
i also want to point out how those attacks are what usually prompt us to go to fear which makes us either retaliate or go silent. It is really hard when u r attacked to respond from love. Firm with love – return hate and falsehoods with love and truth and if u can’t? walk away and come back another day when u can.
several good things to come out of all these multiple attacks – bam bam bam (for me these sucker punches have been delivered in rapid fire the past few days but no worries) – because we seem to have some areas of agreement:
– unjustly attacking folks via their jobs or govt agencies is uncool
– resorting to threats, slander / libel, character defamation is uncool
and diminishes the attacker not the attacked
– we care – many of us are showing how much we care. We are speaking truths and putting things on the table
– we acknowledge – we are owning up to our parts and examining our conduct while still being able to shine a light on others
– we are offering out our hands in hope – yeah sometimes they get bitten but no worries – shake it off and hug the good folks who are still standing tall and those who are just finding their feet
seriously some of you just leave me in awe
To Barb, Lee and Philantino I thank you for standing firm against b/vloggers who try to get people to contact folks employers unjustly
To all the many folks who have stuck with v/blogging to deliver good stuff despite attacks – u r my inspirations. for those who have fought back and stood firm with truths instead of venegence – i love u. May we clone ya?
Some beautiful truths have been song lately (and some sad ones as well – stroll down at Karen’s place to see Barry stomping on the olive branch) – but by and large we being singing our songs of freedoms.
“Won’t you help me sing these songs of freedom….” “One Love, One Heart. Let’s get together and feel all right…”
commUNITY building – onward and upward!
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