– AG Bell’s Bigotry & Bu$ine$$ as Usual
AG Bell Associate has displayed Cultural and Linguistic Bigotry. PERIOD.
it is indefensible and it is endless – it aint the first time and it aint gonna be the last time
so while i commend folks for bringing out all the various studies and i am especially touched by some of the deeply personal stories some folks are sharing about growing up oral aural only or parents being pressured to “choose” oral aural only – the burden is on the AG Bell Association to prove that they are not bigoted
to prove that they are not exclusionary
to prove that they are not trying to usher in a “new way of being deaf” that involves the demise of what it means to be Deaf
to prove that they are not ga ga over a linguistic and cultural genocide
so lets see ’em try
and i aint worried because they aint gonna be able to – they have been LOYAL to AG Bell, the man, and association’s mission of PURE ORALISM and ANTI-ASL since their inception
yes,they have raged and waged an unholy campaign against American Sign Language (see mask of benevolence, when the mind hears, forbidden signs: American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language, preservation of Sign language and more)
so the burden is on them. not us. not u and not me. it aint even on the Oral “successes” to prove their life is valid and good without ASL because we KNOW their lives are valid regardless of what language(s) they use or dont
the problem is with the AG Bell Association not even believing that their oral “successes” can lead their organizations and co. – yep the burden is on u, AG Bell and Co. – come on Ms. Sugar and Mr. Alonso-Mendoza step down and make room for the byproducts of your obsession – “independence through talking and listening” folks
PROVE IT – put your money where your mouth is and have a Deaf CEO and President at the same time – gasp – horrors. grrr that durr so radical. haaa its only 2016. Name one association FOR a group of people that doesnt have any of those people at the lead – hmmmm.
the burden is on YOU. AG Bell Association. You too EHDI systems – put some Deaf folks at the helm – yes im talking to u Dr. White. Make things right and stop the:
racism (yep almost all those orgs and entities are lead by White folks)
classism (yep almost all those orgs and entities cater to middle, upper middle, and wealthy)
that is just way toooooooo many “isms” ya all – it is 2016 after all – if u and cochlear implants are all the bling – CI co. and AGB and starkey and let them hear foundation and hands and voices should be filled with Oral successes in LEADership positions
odd eh? and dont even try to say they are all too busy being successful in the mainstream that they cant take on leadership in any of these entities. Cuz your noses have already grown way to big lately
and now to the point of Bu$ine$$ as Usual
we aint having it – Nyle is way to pretty and shiny. He is just gonna win the hearts and minds of US popular culture – quicker than any viral ci activating video will ever do. That Deaf Smart ASL Boy Sure plays a mean pinball!
yep he does soooooo AG Bell and Co u is busted. As in Ya Basta
as in your Bu$ine$$ as Usual in the hopes of creating a brave new world of hearing deaf (what an oxymoron) people – aint gonna work. u can keep trying – i know u will but we gonna:
- boycott – Deaf folks are not gonna be going to your Association or membership events or EHDI conferences until you got Deaf folks in the lead and you STOP your cultural and linguistic bigotry
- divest – Deaf schools, colleges, organizations and individuals and allies are not gonna be sponsoring your conferences or donating money to you and your events cuz we do not finance bigotry
- direct action – folks are gonna keep disrupting the auditory industrial complex – they gonna keep doing sit-ins at your temple of doom aka Volta Burea, they gonna keep holding vigils in memory of lost lives and victims and survivors past, present and soon to be, they gonna hold demonstrations outside of your conferences and hand out truth cards to passer bys who ALWAYS SAY – “what – they dont let Deaf babies sign????? THAT IS HORRIBLE”
- and more surprises cuz ASL rises and civil disobedience rocks – we peaceful resisters are so scary ; )psst – keep pushing AG Bell and the truth gonna reach the US public about your unethical and unimaginable practices – banning ASL from Deaf babies and their families is gonna go viral and u will not be able to practice bu$ineSS as usual
cuz your practices are in fact CRUEL and UNUSUAL
they is and u know it
as i told the EHDI folks when we met with them in St. Louis “YOU KNOW YOU CAN NOT PRACTICE ORALISM WITH OUT ABUSE”
and no one at the table dared disagreed because at the table were survivors of ORALISM and because they the system folks – NCHAM Dr. White, CDC rep, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Maternal and Child Health rep – know that in order to get Deaf children to wear their “ears” parents have had to SIT ON THEIR CHILDREN, punish their children (reward punishment), some children develop infections, some children’s CI fail cold and they have to have it ex-planted and a new one implanted, some children’s CI fail hot and they are shocked and it has to be explanted and a new one implanted. and more – much more. Even under the best of circumstances abuses are happening – on micro and macro levels
this is aversion therapy via technological intervention
all in search of that holy grail – “how to make deaf children into hearing deaf children”
and the answer is – why would you even EVER try.
just look at Nyle. It is beautiful to be DEAF.
Deaf ASL = success. Get used to it AGB
ASL is not on the decline – its on the rise and that is what is scaring you and causing you to REact.
No worries – its a beauty to behold – truths being told by the victims and survivors of your bigotry and its a JOY to see a STRONG Deaf-centered man who can dance, smile, laugh, sign and INVEST in Deaf children’s right to ASL.
Seriously Nyle has won me over. I aint a fan of celebrities – they are often very unauthentic and i do not value society putting so much attention and $ into them – its usually very bad for the individual and for the greater good. But every once and a while there emerges someone with ambition for public attention to serve the greater good and me thinking Nyle DeMarco may just be such a person.
what’s that i hear?
“I’m shrinking, I’m shrinking” shrieks AG Bell Association
yep u is. no doubt
Deaf individuals, organizations, educational institutions, and allies – divest from bigoted bu$ine$$ so they can no longer do their bu$ine$$ of bigotry
and to our beloved community
focus now folks because lots of folks are gonna be popping up here and there and everywhere to illicit a REaction from ya all so they can point and shout “see see meany big D Deaf militant, extremists, bullies” while simultaneously praising “others” freedom of speech – dont take the bait. We dont need to be REacting to them – we just need to engage in direct peaceful action with the true oppressors.
Focus cuz we are very close and that is why they have released the krakens ; ) haaaa
nah the various aliases that i have been told are showing up here and there to make a ruckus with wee word wars in small boxes aint nothing at all except a diversion. don’t take the bait mate.
eyes on the prize folks and forward march and love. always love.
oh and thank u nyle for restoring me faith in mankind ; ).