First of all, virtually all languages are affected by politics. Politics is the process of making collective decisions in a community, society, or group through the application of influence and power. Today, in Deaf community, it is paid for with the tolls of struggles past and present, it is the backbone that Deaf community has long seek for the air we breathe and the dreams we chase.
It takes a good thinker to make the first approach to studying political life. We normally think about political life from a particular ideology, a more or less coherent system of political thinking. The reason, National Association of the Deaf (NAD) was founded because of important contributor to American Sign Language (ASL)–a liberal ideology to make sure ASL cannot be threatened to our liberty of using ASL, and NAD’s responsibility is to remove private language bigotry. That is the whole point.
Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That’s what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts”.– Bobby Seale
Once again, NAD is a consumer’s organization for Deaf people-it is very important to understand that part. NAD CEO do not have the authority to influence delegates to vote for preferred presidential choice-that is a breach of violation. The question, does current NAD CEO have the right to be politically savvy meaning building networks, relationship, with people inside and outside NAD? Again, also it means NAD CEO cannot inform delegates in NAD conference about his contributions and asking for their help.
If NAD CEO is going to make all the difference, then the NAD CEO should not be political. Then that is the best politics anyone can pursue. NAD CEO bragging or beating it to anyone in the NAD board is imaginably and unthinkably the worst politics. Of course, wait and see what the NAD CEO has to say other than declining, declining, and declining.
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