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In Memoriam: The People of the Lie We Beat in 2016

Please notice that “People of the Lie” in the title. This post is to dedicate to those AGBell survivors who found time to get things together and beat the oppressed system we deal with daily in 2016. The People of the Lie: Meredith Sugar, most recent former president for Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Alexander Graham Bell.

When Meredith Sugar wrote a letter for Washington Post in April 2016, attacking Nyle DiMarco was the biggest mistake she ever done in her career. The Deaf community took their own hands in solidarity and stood up for their human rights. The People of the Eye are the People of the Truth. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are the People of the Lie.

I have chosen Meredith Sugar because I believe it is needed. I believe it is over all effect that will be healing. Yet, Alexander Graham Bell’s philosophy has written it with trepidation. At the earliest stage, it has potential for harm and it will cause readers pain. Worse, Alexander Graham Bell Association had already misused its information to harm Deaf people.

Do you think the apology we demand from Meredith Sugar would heal the Deaf community? One, however, added, “Just still astounds me that, by some, ASL is seen as a “human right,” even when SOUND isn’t” to me, the crudest but pithy response by Meredith Sugar is realistic, I do not find this kind of comment greatly reassuring. Ms. Sugar refuses to apologize for Deaf community, and to the public for the harm that her comment caused, and the Deaf community including myself plead Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard to handle it with care.

One meaning of care is love. Be gentle and lovable with yourself if Meredith Sugar finds what is written has caused Deaf community pain. It is important to know that show any kind of gentle with thy neighbors you might come to understand as evil. Cautious, be careful, cautious, full of care!

Alexander Graham Bell meant to judge Deaf people only with great care, and that such foolish, now begins with self-judgement.

In labeling Deaf people or ASL known for its “human rights”, Deaf people are evil—the hope for healing human evil. Deaf community does not need labeling at all. They had been making a lot of difference instead of being severely critical human judgement. Then why did Meredith Sugar choose to judge ASL that shall be demolished? Alexander Graham Bell holds the highest responsibility in People of the Lie.

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the mean out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the more out of thy brother’s eye.”—Matthew, 7:1-5.

Yet, Meredith Sugar and Alexander Graham Bell has chosen as the dangers of such judgement will not tolerated in Deaf community. We ask Meredith Sugar to apologize to the Deaf community and to keep in mind we do need to be judged that makes our lives difficult and allow them to judge ASL instead of healing ourselves.

If Ms. Sugar refuses to issue an apology letter before the end of 2016, then that we know that the April letter Ms. Sugar has made Deaf community stronger than ever. They know that we beat them as the major figures—and we refuse to be looked down. We do not need hypocrites. Healing is the best thing—seriously. 18 days left before year 2017.

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-JT

Copyright © 2016 Jason Tozier

This text may be freely copied in its entirely only, including this copyright message.

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