The Truth about Failures
Heye all – im a stickler for the truth so when folks keep slinging falsehoods I feel compelled to dispel the b.s. and cut to the chase. They do this for a reason ya know – they pull out the lamest and blameyest games they can when they are…. Failing!
But since so many folks come late to the party or go about life with their eyes closed – we shall review the facts.
What has failed?
1. Oralism FAILS
Dismally according to the Babbidge report and the ICED 2010 New Era Agreement. The campaign against American Sign Language and other natural signed languages FAILS.
2. Mainstreaming FAILS
Abysmally according to the Commission on the Education of the Deaf and the latest statistics that don’t show a big gain in literacy skills
3. Artificial Sign Systems FAIL
SEE I, SEE II, LOVE I, LOVE 2, Cued speech, and sim-com cuz very few folks continue using those artificial systems past the period of forced servitude
4. Cochlear implants FAIL
complications, inconsistent results, recalls, lawsuits, corporate deviance, etc and the things still can’t reliably make a Deaf being hear equally to a Hearing being. Sure there are a few stellar poster children but there were a few of those during the first wave of Oralism too. By and large the data is showing that AT BEST all CI do is elevate a Deaf child to being a hard of hearing child and instead of elevating that usually tosses them into limbo land and they get lost in the downstream. Its a mighty expensive built-in ipod and it has some worrisome side effects.
Not to mention the deaths, infections, paralysis, chronic headaches years later, the skin breakdown at the magnetic site, etc
Sovona , the Swiss Hearing devices co., has chopped several major big wigs out after insider trading was revealed. It seems spreading the falsehood that all is well with Advance Bionics cochlear implants and they should be back on the market as asap is not cool with the share holders
Not even AG Bell Association wants to be associated with sued and fined CI companies (Advanced Bionics and Cochlears America) via their Circle Alliance Partnership
and some of the Cochlear Implants fail HOT!
5. I King Jordan’s plans to have Jane Fernandes replace him as president of Gallaudet to usher in the New World order FAILED
see Unity for Gallaudet protest 2006
6. Keeping AG Bell Dorm Name and Revised Plaque at NTID FAILS
see Orange & Brown Coalition
7. AB 2072 FAILS
see the governor’s veto
8. Cutting 4201 Schools’ budget FAILS
see the NY State revised and finalized budget
9. Destroying the DBC, CAD, AFA, and Deafhood Foundation FAILS
see they are alive and well and busy
10. Deafread and DVTV attempt to get Purple back as a sponsor FAILS
11. (added 4/30/2011) Gallaudet’s board of trustee’s attempt to maintain status quo falsehood of “Hearing knows best” by appointing a Hearing non-signing President of Gallaudet FAILS thanks to the Deaf President Now protest of 1988
12. (added 4/30/2011) Seattle, Washington’s attempt to whitewash the unjust and unjustifiable murder of a partially Deaf First nation woodcarver, John T. Williams, FAILS (family is awarded $1.5 million in a settlement)
To Summarize – Falsehoods F A I L
Truthforce / Soulforce – is victorious, think of it always (see Gandhi)
There are more failures but I’m in a rush
You get the picture. I.E. the big one – I hope and not the wee one.
The systems have failed our peeps – miserably, relentlessly, unendlessly – while the byproducts of these systems have survived and survivors generally come in three shapes and sizes:
- folks who combat injustice and live to do good
- folks who succumb to injustice and live to do bad
- folks who give up and give in and have a death of a spirit
for some waking up is hard to do – much easier to kick the dog than fight da power
hence they put on their cloaks of falseHOODS and get a busy spinning.
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
~ Winston Churchill
Be a b.s. buster folks and do NOT avert your eyes from the real prize – social justice and equality for all. Shed a light to dispel the falsehoods and combine our talents and good hearts to fight the truly unjust systems at work.