Cochlear Implants: Demodernizing Consciousness in Deaf Mind

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Today, I recently saw a lecture held at Gallaudet University by Laura Maudlin, the author of Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children was worth watching! I really enjoyed it—a dynamic lecturer. One of the best lectures I had seen in long time!

You all need to know that Gallaudet University owns cochlear implant center on second floor inside Sorenson Language Communication Center (SLCC) largely all about profiting, then it is pathological, period. Cochlear implant is about human violence. It is about diversities of cochlear implant, something lacks, something missing, something wrong, something defiant, something benevolent, something pitiful. They want to have hearing to be restored, so to speak.

I am really glad that Laura Maudlin took the courage to tell the truth, no human being can restore anyone’s hearing: they can only amplify it. When cochlear implant batteries run low or expire, the state of being Deaf will be always an inevitable and that is actually the reality! That is why Gallaudet University set up the CI center to do mapping—largely because of battery economics, money, POWER and bullshit. How come Student Body Government (SBG), Graduate Student Association (GSA), University Faculty, National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) and numerous consumer organizations across the nation did not object ENOUGH to protest against cochlear implant center on the campus? I mean, how did that really happen?

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If Gallaudet University owns cochlear implant center, would we allow genocide procedure that is widely practiced on campus? Are they attempting to destroy Deaf? Why is Deaf marginalized? Why is cochlear implant center still belonging in the schoolhouse? Is cochlear implant an amusement for academia? When we talk about Deaf, it ends up in the schoolyard. That is a big difference. What bothers me the most is that Gallaudet University is a federally funded, private institution located on Florida and West Virginia Avenue in NE Washington—it is appropriated by the United States Congress. We all know that, right? It is no secret.

The money is so powerful to coerce people (cochlear implant stock-holders) to divide up our Deaf community and instituting us as warm bodies in the same manner that the oppressors had America coerced into dividing up America and instituting private land ownership away from Native Americans, my people. Gallaudet University choose to ignore that the fact that it would vulnerable Deaf people with no money so are we and that is not very cool. [WEAK LINK, YOU DEAF PEOPLE, WEAK LINK!] Money in power that Deaf people must claim to define our language and culture. Cochlear implants are being done in any teaching spaces around Gallaudet campus. Again, not cool.

I’m glad that I got to meet Laura Maudlin and signed the book, and she wrote with heavy passion—the book was very challenging to write which I can imagine that she recognized the later attitude that the term “cochlear implant”—has always carried the scent of impropriety of Deaf and ASL discourses even at Gallaudet University. It is all about Gallaudet University administration that have been known to fail. Indeed, many of their deliverances of reason do not seem reasonable at all. Intellectuality is natural. ASL is natural. Deaf is natural. Cochlear implants are not natural. Period. It will never workable. Lies are the main spinning of propaganda all over Gallaudet University campus. It is never too late.

I look forward to read the book, Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children. Then I can share my thoughts when I finish read the book. Give me couple of days then. Like Laura Mauldin said, “DIG DEEPER”—in the picture. I will always carry many conversations about how the globalization of cochlear implants are greedy in the public-health regulations, and to end the child labor.

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-JT

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SAVING CAPITALISM: Stop Alexander Graham Bell’s Free Marketing Tactics

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That is exactly why the cochlear implant industries and Alexander Graham Bell (AGBell) Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing are doing to fool people for big money and lies.—“free market”= exploit Deaf people and “government”= big money industries like Cochlea, Federal Drug Administration (FDA), all those other money-mongers.

I am going to read this book and understand more why AGBell is becoming a big-money machine is lobbying for free market lies through government’s teeth. Robert Reich is really good and one of my favorite people to read and watch his videos.

-JT

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In The Times of Butterflies: Deaf People Are Important, Too!

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In a world of great creedal and human diversity, first of all, I would like to explain what creedal means. It is a noun: any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/creedal). There are a great many different views about the meaning and social significance of Deaf people and butterflies.

In this post, we need to approach the sociological study of politics. We also need to approach the sociological study of Deaf people and butterflies through a conscientious effort to engage perspectives from politics and from studies based in diverse parts of the planet. In this post, it would require history, philosophy, political economy, culture studies, anthropology, politics, social ethics, Deaf studies and other fields related to the sociology of Deaf people and butterflies today and tomorrow.

Through the truth cannot do justice to the rich variety necessary for a comprehensive global approach to the topic, we need to focus on contextual ideal always in mind: endeavor to study Deaf people and butterflies in global perspective. The key is to try to include a wide scope and to remember that our own social locations influence our understandings—including the limits of our understandings and consciousness.

We have much to gain by studying why the butterflies are disappearing around mother Earth. Please note that the butterflies are also Deaf. Yes, they are all Deaf! Having living in Deaf community, remembering experiences studying Deaf discourses, recalling adventures in American Sign Language (ASL) across America and Canada, thinking about Deaf people how important they are to us today including my beloved Pacific Northwest (e.g. the notion of “salmon people”) and being deeply interested in ASL and Deaf Studies, I have strong awareness of the global reach involved in questions about the role of genocide in Deaf community today.

ASL is being marginalized in favor of Oralism and cochlear implant spearheaded by AGBell ideology, making the meaning state of being Deaf disappeared and no, it is no funny business. What happened to what we learn about Deaf Studies and analytical approaches of Deaf people, offers us the opportunity to appreciate the variety of ways that “all knowledge may be shaped by the social context of the knower”—our goal is to enrich our understandings of the social phenomenon of Deaf people. Now to the butterflies, I remember living in country in a rural Washington States on 400 acres, I would see hundreds of butterflies everywhere—they were one of the most beautiful creatures you could imagine—all in colors. I did not realize they were Deaf until my adult life—damn for hiding the truth!

The sad part is that the butterflies are not appearing in our backyards or even front yards anymore—it is not there. What happened to the complex webs of meaning and action? Nature vs. Nurture or Nature vs. Man-Made? Now above the opening paragraph: the meaning of creedal—any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief, as of a denomination. Any system: man-made cochlear implants, oralism, or even doctrine as in oralism in religious discourses that believes that Deaf people should be part of formula of religious belief to wipe out ASL and Deaf Culture and turn into hearing-dominated system.

I mean, look at this bigger picture, folks, how Oralism, cochlear implant industries and hearing-dominated society relate to: economic systems, social institutions, cultural patterns, moral arguments, divergent world-views and the collective psyches of Deaf people. We need to challenge and become stronger to do so by examining and discussing: the parallel between butterflies and Deaf people being slaughtered into human pleasure.

Now point out to the religious believers: they believe that Deaf people need to be wiped out, for example, EPHPHATHA— becoming so passionately held points of view (various creeds and the voices of their believers), poignant personal stories that connect Deaf people into cosmic, and sociological (cross-disciplinary often) analyses of genocide and society—with a particular eye for comparative and global perspectives.

The butterflies and Deaf people—in America I live, Deaf people I know in Canada, and other parts of world, their spirit of freedom is fast becoming as blinkered as the oppressors by politics and fear. We all should not live like this—ever. From my Sociology background, I have learned to simply protect Deaf community—the one I live in. Their reactions by attempting to kill the butterflies and Deaf people are understandable since they suffer the NIMB (Not in my Backyard) syndrome—an element of the oppressed.

As I argue in my blog post, certainty without evidence is necessarily divisive and dehumanizing. In fact, respect for evidence and rational argument is what makes peaceful cooperation possible. As human beings, Deaf people are human beings, not human doings, we live in a perpetual choice between conversation and violence; what, apart from a fundamental willingness to be reasonable, can guarantee that we will keeping to one another?

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-JT

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The Shadow of Cochlear Implants in Cuba

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Remember a post I wrote in September 2015, “My Reflections: Deaf People in Havana” with the link below:

https://audismnegatsurdi.com/2015/09/04/my-reflection-deaf-people-in-havana/

As June 15, 2016, Havana hosted a cochlear symposium as part of the 35th Pan American Congress of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery–please read the links below when you are done reading this post. As 2016, Havana has performed 360 cochlear implant surgeries. The biggest concern is that now America has restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in July 2015–meaning there will be thousands of cochlear implant surgeries happening in Havana sooner than people really think.

I am concerned, folks.

Link: http://www.radioangulo.cu/en/health/11060-cochlear-symposium-at-otolaryngology-event-in-havana-cuba

-JT

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Fact of the Day: American Sign Language is the Winner

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George Orwell’s Mind: AWESOME!

Cochlear implant is a secret to put systems in place to trick Deaf children–to trick their brains and hearing—into staying on task when cochlear implant industries need them to. Cochlear implant experts would recommend that all Deaf children be implanted as much as possible, in concerted clumps rather than as they come in.

Cochlear implant industries have their e-mail programs set to put through arriving e-mails automatically or to check every five minutes. Think about that: If they are checking e-mail every five minutes, they are checking 200 times during the waking day. This has to interfere with advancing Deaf children’s primary objectives: American Sign Language. That is the FACT. Imagine: 200 Deaf children are implanted during the waking day.

I spoke with a friend of mine this morning about FACTS—and he made me realize of this discussion and the question in my mind, how do you keep of this horde of facts you want to connect with? We both agreed that ASL is the primary fact–that heals brains and should I add, the pursuit of happiness in their human rights to be Deaf. There is a conference coming to DC this month on October 15-17th, American Cochlear Implant Alliance [ACI Alliance] and they will attempt to destroy facts that the renewal of passion in ASL with set of policies in the “CI” bible, is often seen with projecting and practicing the irreversible oppression of the Deaf children. A bold statement for ACI, it says absolutely, nothing about ASL as the language of instruction and scholarship.

William House, unbeknown to most Deaf people, the father of cochlear implant, adopted a policy of termination of Deaf children and it was effect in 1984 with the first cochlear implant surgery ever, forcing many Deaf children to terminate their status as their human rights and they were “detribalized” and powerless after that.

The discovery of ASL in 1965 was successful but Deaf children came to realize that they had already fought against what was wrong against those people who oppressed ASL, and begin to educate themselves and study politics and social philosophy. There are plenty of ASL users who became successful, and learned how to challenge the cochlear implant industries and to use an American law to protect and advance their human rights of being Deaf and use ASL. In some cases, they have been connected again with far more than they had when Deaf children were forced to disconnect themselves. For example, death of 12 Deaf children in 1989 during cochlear implant surgery had not been exactly publicized enough in the eyes of the mainstream media.

What do we learn from ASL? We need to be presented a number of possibilities for future Deaf children, and have the time to explore the philosophy of ASL—the time will come to claim AL as the language and culture in higher education. ASL is the addendum that will serve as an important prototype of Deaf children everywhere and they are the real part of the process–even at the greatest distance. ASL is the fact–and the American Cochlear Implant Alliance will ignore the facts–for example, the levels of ASL will increase during gaps in social support, but does cochlear implant becomes a poor social functioning? Which is the better fact of the day?

-JT

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Turn the Lights On!

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One of my favorite quotes I often use for a good debate with people, “A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room is looking for a black cat which is not there” by Charles Darwin. This quote is exactly the same sentiment what David Call’s “I can hear! I can sing!” is all about. The fat cats in the drawing show a strong message between science and nature. Science is about arranging Deaf ears and nature is about a biological fact that is very healthy: Deaf. Darwin’s work was very highly respectable in science world leading that evolution would change everything even for Deaf babies with cochlear implants (CI).

In CI, there is frequently a connection between the signal and the noise, be it the message or the sound of violin, and the system is a battery-operated and it is not a natural at all. Creativity, the ability to produce novel expressions through music is very much absent in CI users that do not depend on displacement, duality, and cultural transmission.

David Call’s message shows a mental entity in which a world seems perfect, comparing to this present world. The drawing was so powerful that it is time to confront the many challenges it faces in both ASL and sound-oriented principles even at Gallaudet University. The concern is that it has been compounded by the failure exhibited by the current university administration to understand the nature of dangers and the integrity of critical thinking—it is gone.

CI industries are aggravated by the excessive influence of an audistic doctrine—the BIG MONEY. They do not care if the CI are artificial and man-made promoting for awareness, not acquisition, therefore the person David Call drew also shows that it is an individualistic as playing piano, trombone, flute, violin or any musical instruments. There is NO guarantee to the benefit of them at all.

There is a large marine mammal known as manatees (sea cows) that they possess vocal chords which give them the ability to speak like humans, but do not do so because they have no ears with which to hear the sound. Give manatees CI!

They fail to do their professional research and deliberation; they voted on a resolution to set up CI center on the campus at Gallaudet University to give CI users the more power. They marginalize DEAF people down. The big money flowing through CI industries are making a dangerous commitment to exclusive and academic use of CI, a commitment to intellectual excellence and responsiveness in CI, and a commitment to scholarly and creative work and research in CI at Gallaudet University that practices the speculative nature of knowledge: Darwinism.

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When the society oppresses Deaf people and children under great pressure to get CI, they are treated like manatees. Darwin would be very happy! If you want to know more information, read his famous work, Origins of Species published in 1859, and also, read a book written by Douglas C. Baynton, Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language in a chapter called Savages and Deaf Mutes: Species and Race. 

The channels: 22. A BIG FRAUD. Charles Darwin’s cousin, Francis Galton, the father of Eugenics. Easy to figure it out. Turn the lights on!

-JT

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