The Daily Moth: Passion and Clarity?

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There are many Deaf political activists who withdrew their support for Chris Haulmark WAY before Amy Cohen Efron and Melt Patterson did. It’s not just two of them. The fellowship of Deaf political activists who is not considered as “well-known” which is an insult to their experience. However, being defined “well-known” is brutal. Those Deaf political activists WAY before Amy and Melt cannot be ignored. They were steadfast in their stories. Why use “well-known” terminology for? Elitism? Favoritism? “Less troublemakers”? Stigma?

Not only that, but those Deaf political activists went beyond a humiliating public process as well, too. What does that mean for standards of journalism? Who “speaks” the most with passion and clarity? All right, so the forgotten Deaf political activists was obviously an act? What of their activism, too? If we care about knowing the truth, then can we apply the equality to both sides?

-JT

 

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Own Up, Chris Haulmark

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Yes, I made a vlog couple of months ago, giving Chris Haulmark a chance to process—his journey. I just couldn’t let it go. Not yet. I became more confused. Upon our only VP call and Chris really have not OWNED up and joined the bully culprit ranks what Chris had done to me was purely smear and public humiliation—all in the name of a blood sport called destroying my reputation, creating a sewer of lies and did everything to destruct my journey.

Chris became a toxic viper on Mother Earth and threatened my life and dignity. It was completely TRAUMATIC and people were cheering for Chris while I was attempting to turn my life around. I had MUCH harder life than Chris can imagine. I am also a survivor. ONLY ME WHO KNOWS THE STORIES.

Time for me to let the public know that experiencing trauma is no funny business that I was hurt by Haulmark in the past. I took the courage to make a VLOG and forgive Chris, but he never apologized to me publicly either. I realized that. It was all about himself and made me a political pawn to spit on, making a “strong” statement is not working at all. I got silenced and riddled with very ugly rumors. His treatment of me could never erased. It is his turn. Man-up, Chris.

How should a democratic society behave in regards to someone who really destroyed my life and spread VERY OLD mugshot that was not reflect of who I am today? It would take years and years of trauma and power-struggling survivor, and I already opened up by sharing some of my life stories, and I get attacked by Chris and his culprit. I’ve dealt with language bigots and haters, anything to push me out of Deaf community. I’ve dealt with Haulmark’s hate speech—the reflection of who I am.

Sweeping my service of truth, fairness, constitutionality, justice and equality under the law as it pertains to being shamed, humiliated, and ostracized from Deaf community. Instead of being allowed to clear my name, I’ve been deformed into a monster, thanks to Chris’s doing—a sterling reputation that could never erased. More like vanquished. This is not really cool. Man-up, Chris.

It is best thing for Haulmark to own up and make a VLOG and publicly apologize. It is also best thing for Haulmark to take polygraph test in the best of interests and see how he feel about injustice he had caused. It is the only way. A Republican in closet is hidden by toxic masculinity. It’s a political worldview that was necessarily much harmful more than we understand.

I remember  questioning Chris Haulmark’s political affiliation that he is really Republican—not Democrat. By reading between the lines and much political literature I’ve read, I knew that Chris was Republican. He denied that until eight months later, he explained why he had to switch to Democrat political party for few reasons, but it was not really into his Democrat blood yet. It’s way different. Republican is inside his blood—like a notarized document. Gotta stick with die-hard honesty.

Rob people of their humanity? The antidote to fear is lack of discussing–and it becomes a scar to set me free. I won’t be the last. I am a life-long Democrat—by the way, Kansas’s motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera is the Latin phrase meaning “To the Stars Through Difficult”—come on, man. Chris, you really do not know me that well.

-JT

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Judging Under Biases

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This post is for Regan Thibodeau —who I believe she was on the committee for Maine Deaf Film Festival (MDFF) in 2016. There was a documentary film called Lost in Cubicle: Long Road Back—I think it might be the movie title (I hope I am right)—anyway, MDFF chose this documentary film to earn second place which was awesome—the Deaf documentary film maker and I had been storming a lot of ideas together to make sure the film was powerful enough.

In fact, one of the stories in the film was based on my life experience. The documentary film was about Deaf returning citizens and Deaf inmates’ stories. Have Regan forgotten about it? She even said that I need help. That was pretty low of her to say that. “Ghost blog….I hope someone helps him, too”——even coming from certified Deaf interpreter who practices biases already. I am not the ghost. My name is Jason “JT” Tozier. Thank you very much.

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The fact that Regan did not do her homework when making an inflammatory statement is proof enough that ignorance put her own biases ahead of the public good by selling the fear and disgust of this topic instead of examining facts that if taken seriously would have greatly undermined the idea of who I am as soulless monster.

Deaf returning citizens who paid their debt to society should be reintegrated back into Deaf community without SAYING THAT I NEED HELP that word continually wounds me with shaming, stigmatization, general social exile and many. As a liberal society, we believe in facts before myth, science before faith and reason before assumption, and justice for Deaf returning citizens, not justice for a few……..

I do not need Regan to tell the Deaf community that I need help. Regan does not know my life stories instead she said that I need help and thinks I am crazy. Don’t tell me that I paid $80,000 for counseling, dealing with the most ugliest label on my forehead and I continue to seek help through Deaf Counseling Center today. Here is the older blog post I wrote not long time ago: Suicide is a Big Problem in Deaf Community.

Link: https://audismnegatsurdi.com/2017/04/03/suicide-is-a-big-problem-in-deaf-community/

-JT

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