Harlan Lane: CI Survivors

Harlan Lane was a fierce opponent of cochlear implants. His 1991 paper position against cochlear implants was the most important critical pedagogy in Deaf community that needs to be seen every day and discuss about it in classrooms, public discussions, anywhere. That’s the power of truth.

 

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Rethinking ASL Justice & AGBell Colonialism

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Without question, 2018 has been emotional, heart-breaking, heart-crunching, heart-wrenching, hurt, being lied to, being deceived, confused, showing the culture of bystander, denials, and lost souls for Deaf community. Where is justice for American Sign Language (ASL)?

LEAD-K. It was never about data. It was about Alexander Graham Bell. With our help, we need to stand up for justice and stop Alexander Graham Bell patronizing Deaf people down. In fact, the word of the year for 2018 by Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice”—how fitting it is.

In New York Times by Dan Levin, writes that:‘in choosing the noun, Merriam-Webster said that it was looked up on its website 74 percent more often than in 2017’

 LEAD-K was never about justice. It was more like travesty. What is travesty? Representing in a false or distorted way and that is how Deaf community felt about being represented in a false picture that it is all right to team up with Alexander Graham Bell.

LEAD-K helped Alexander Graham Bell gain more prejudice against ASL in our Deaf community. They are allowing Alexander Graham Bell to gain access to hate and Surdophobia in Deaf schools and mainstreaming schools.

Two years after LEAD-K formed, there are two things are absolutely clear: Alexander Graham Bell’s words and actions reflect the Audism, Surdophobia, and Hate Speech that had been at the face of the LEAD-K campaign. Now Cued Speech is forming in Virginia and Illinois—and wants to spread all over America with the help of LEAD-K. It was never about data or improving literacy in reading and writing.

A coalition of activists had been spending a lot of time, energy, and passion to bring the truth about Alexander Graham Bell’s hateful ideology. There are plenty of Deaf artists who drew pictures of how Alexander Graham Bell are dangerous proves effective, with survivors of Alexander Graham Bell gaining greater understanding through their own artwork.

There are plenty of Deaf writers who took it to the streets, social media, and public, showing the truth about Alexander Graham Bell and sends a message onto the platform to distribute truth and challenging the lies that makes Deaf students “successful” with Cued Speech, listening and speaking, and cochlear implants, and the list goes on, making Alexander Graham Bell for the message.

LEAD-K claims that it would support the foundation of Deaf children, and help protect young lives from the destructive effects of Oralism, but Deaf community got fooled badly.

The educational materials would help and empower Deaf people with the facts they need to live healthy, Audism-free lives. We need to continue and stand up against Audism and Surdophobia practice and conquer the language hegemony or oppression.

Now it is time for us to spread the truth. We stand up for social justice! We stand up for ASL justice!

-JT

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Facts & Frauds in Cochlear Implants

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IMAGE CREDIT: Jeffrey Beatty

The cochlear implant data is the greatest mockery of Deaf children. The golden ratio is also where it begins with the greatest truth to measure whatever it is. Since the “invention” of cochlear implants, has been manipulated a ratio that is critical in nature and is forgotten in Deaf culture what it should be.

That’s the stage of truth that is not being told. That’s the exploitation of Deaf people. The golden ratio is the greatest pattern that not only shows the gaps of oppressing Deaf people—perhaps endless lies and manipulations of Deaf identity. What exactly is cochlear implant? How did it limit the supplement of Deaf identity?

Remember the book, “Deaf Identities in the Making” by Jan-Kare Breivik to begin critical thinking in Deaf identity.

As for the data, with honesty for showing mathematical hypothesis, in a website with reference below: “In mathematics, a hypothesis is an unproven statement which is supported by all the available data and by many weaker results…” Those thoughts we need to examined in the root of deficit thinking, and the data is the most critically phenomena of our Deaf humanity.

The whole point of the post to understand humanely with data about 0-5 years old language acquisition that would uplift the proof of torture and cruelty on Deaf babies with cochlear implants is overwhelming and incontrovertible, detailing an unlawful practice that was far more brutal and unnecessary than previously known.

Unfortunately, the world is not Deaf-centered in our lives because it is heavily populated with sound-oriented and speaking. In the name of world we live in, the question to ask, if these hearing people actually listen to themselves? Did they ever “speak” with the Deaf? What about the medical and scientific arrogances that exist in this world?

The greatest main idea is that the Deaf mind is a single subject, and we need to examine more in the three areas of: development, survival, and empowerment of state of being Deaf.

With the data we see above, the definition of Deaf in the broadest sense of humanity, the data of the Deaf mind is the area of advanced statistics to battle out to understand more about the systematic oppression which means we need to have data to keep the fittest of survival to seek quest for the state of being Deaf, nothing can complete that answer better that way.

-JT

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Reference:

https://planetmath.org/hypothesis 

 

Dealing with Plantation Mentality. WHY?

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