Behind Ted Baran’s Skull

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When your life disappears before the eyes of truth, would you able to define truth?

John Keats: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty but what is beauty, and what is truth?”

Theodore “Ted” Lonzo Baran, Chief for Department of Public Safety (DPS) at Gallaudet University.

Three years ago today on November 8th, death came before my life and floated dead for ten minutes, it might be the longest ten minutes even if life was motionless. Death by default seemed to me, as I experienced, brutally unfair. Death is fail-safe predictor; Truth is a fail-safe predictor;

The central idea was simple: Truth would reveal itself, as Ted would sink to the bottom of the toilet, and only the guilt would drown truth.

The oppression, hatred, and norms, have been floating around Baran’s wings, while values, higher learning, and motivated hate-solving bullying have taken center stage on the Gallaudet University campus. The corrupt abuse of power. Gallaudet University as a safe place? Baran would make lives harder.

For the last 25 years, I had been working hard to change my life around. I took a lot of detours, struggles, death threats, going through the toughest road ahead, proving myself to the highest standards, and yet, when I moved to Washington, D.C. to begin my graduate school on a full scholarship possibly best moment and Gallaudet University was supposed to heal;

As I remember that day when I came into DPS headquarters, I informed Ted Baran of my responsibility, the first words Ted said: “That’s you. I can kick you out of Gallaudet University if I want to.” abusing his power and that begun the hatred right there. I never see something like this.

Ted “forced” me to stand upfront of graduate classrooms, presentations, workshops, anywhere on the campus to explain why I was jailed every day or I face extreme punishment like expelled from Gallaudet University.

The corrupt abuse of power. I was shocked by his threats. I refused to be profiled. That would lead to death threats, bullying, suicide and it is not healthy at all. Gallaudet University was supposed to be a place of healing. No one wanted to hear my stories. Baran got away. Is there a legal step for abusing power? Who would be the criminal in this picture?

Envision the scene: Baran has been strolling around the campus with abuse of power.

When I woke up from death, I had been targeted off the charges, hoping I’d taste my own execution by toxic culture. Facing the legal punishment of death is the most invisible reason, to inquire about the abuse of power by Baran.

I remember when I was on the stretcher recovering from a massive heart attack on the world’s most sacred ground of the Deaf, Several of Deaf people were cheering along with hands waving, while I put my thumbs up signaling that I’m all right and strong. Ted Baran was walking by and gave me a nasty look. I really remember that face that day. Whisking by. Like he was chuckling in his own head. Oh yeah, the weakness of a CODA who has a hatred for Deaf life. Not true CODA.

I wish I’d do something quickly to react by giving Ted my middle finger. I’d do it in a heartbeat. Everything went fast. Again, I’d give Ted Baran, “FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING FUCK!” and I never have gotten the chance to do that, I blew that. Why didn’t I do that?

After I got out of the hospital, two days later, decide to visit Gallaudet University and showed up at DPS office to thank someone else there for dedication with open-minded, bumped into Ted with close-minded, being the better person, and I see that the hatred still floating in his body, mind, and soul. I was glad it was not Ted who attempting to save my life because he would not do his job and let my breath run out on his own watch. Like getting away with murder.

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Last March 2019, there was a play about Deaf people in Hitler’s Europe held at George Washington University (GWU), where the story was about targeting Deaf Jewish people, shaming them in the name of hate, scarlet letter on their foreheads, and living with the labels. Lifetime scars. Emotional well-being. Mental. Psychical. Just like “JEWISH” on their passports, dealing with the hate spectrum.

Ted Baran and I bumped into each other there, before the play begins, it is clear that play story had been inspiring Ted’s egoism, his abuse of power, and hatred. He loved the story idea about the abuse of power, killing their souls; He supported the hate machine. He was a perfect example.

Convo event: He showed up in DPS white uniform on Saturday evening;

Convo attire: Look good and be YOU.

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I was there wearing an enamel pin: REJECT HATE. That was the symbol of truth. Coming back from death that day, it makes me stronger than ever and will continue to show the truth. It was to break the evil spell. At that moment, I felt free but also exhausted and completely alive all at the same time.

Unknown-2.jpegThat day, November 8, 2016: I asked an important question in front of the audience in SAC 1011 before my last breath, after I woke up from death, I realized that Gallaudet University was aiding and abetting Baran’s hatred. Same cloth. Same oath.

Remember Convo dress attire? BE YOU.

Baran wearing white uniform making a statement that he is above the abuse of power, white privileges, hearing privileges, and commander-in-hater, he does not need to dress up like this. Be YOU. Be casual.

Behind the badge, and that was what makes Ted’s skull are met with.

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-JT

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Sean Spicer Whitewashes Deaf Holocaust Survivors and Victims

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I am still in disgust what Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary said to the world, “Hitler didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”—To me, it is a human militarization language as well as whitewashing America. Do you realize that Spicer also used the violence of hate in denial that he confronts Racism, Anti-Semitism, and all kinds of bigotry in any kind of form?

Spicer also insulted all Deaf survivors and victims—hate crimes in Deaf community is one of the world’s most neglect symbols because it identifies the moment at which he creates white-washing and, in effective yet oppressive language, describe the reasons for growing pain for those Deaf people. As you know, Deaf people were the very FIRST people to be killed in a chemical weapon style. Yes, as in gassing people.

The Nazi campaign against the disabled people begun in 1933 with the passage by the Reichstag of the Law for the Prevention of Offspring with hereditary diseases. The conditions were mental illness, retardation, hereditary blindness, and hereditary deafness. 17,000 out of 375,000 people were Deaf people. 28% of 17,000 Deaf people were under the age of 18. Nine percent (9%) were women who were already pregnant. Hitler created an operation called T-4 where he wanted to see disabled people murdered because they were “life unworthy of life” Infants with disabilities were the first victims. (Gilbert, Jean. Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe. Gallaudet Today. September 1998.)

The word ‘forgotten’ itself is not hard to understand, defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “left unoccupied or unused” and it applies to the outbreak of the hate rhetoric. Deaf survivors of Holocaust, however, were united in supporting all the documents of living in society again.

Why do you think there are books such as Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany, Surviving in Silence: A Deaf Boy in the Holocaust: The Harry I. Dunai Story, Deaf People in the Holocaust: The Extraordinary Story, Survival Artist: A Memoir of the Holocaust and other books were written, researched, and archived their painful stories is important to document?

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Are Deaf people viewed as forgotten people? People who committed those actions against Deaf people has not charged with hate crime, wondering if Sean Spicer is ignorant, while most of Deaf survivors and victims are facing the most intense treatment than others, Spicer do not need to mimic Deaf community. After all, Spicer’s knowledge is heavily flawed.

This is a dangerous trend and the White House must not be allowed to let whitewashing get away with this. We cannot have a society that ignores hate crimes in the life’s most vulnerable direction.

Spicer needs to be fired. He does not deserve to be the White House Press Secretary. He failed homework. After all, he is the most uneducated puppet. He needs to visit Holocaust museum–it is like ten minutes drive from White House. Then once he visit the museum maybe he would say, “I need to realize why I am the White House Press Secretary in the first place” and do not JUDGE those survivors and victims!

-JT

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Laurent Clerc Would Be Disheartened by Cochlear Implants

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Laurent Clerc. Gallaudet University.

Deaf people are one of America’s most important symbols because it identifies the moment at which the nation was born and, in effective yet complex language, describes the reason for its 200 years anniversary of Laurent Clerc’s arrival. America was only 40 years old when Clerc arrived on an American soil.

If you are offended by the cochlear implant industries that are attempting to take over Deaf community and want to understand how the lies on Earth can allow liars to escape from the truth, profit over Deaf people, while maintaining the highest rate of myths among Deaf children in the industrialized world. 

If you are alarmed that our planet will soon be inhospitable for civilization at the rate that they are attempting to wipe Deaf culture out and wants to know the steps we can take to reserve that trend. 

If you are concerned that the Deaf people soon at the brink of extinction because of cochlear implant industries, taking away the pursuit of happiness from them who need it most and that Deaf people are limited and the right to take their lives over. 

If you are agree that the deadly cochlear implant industries actions of industrialized, corrupt, and Audist forces go unchecked…

There was a five minutes movie on YouTube called Deaf Culture: VICE News Tonight on HBO [Full Segment] that was published on February 8th, 2017. Since the cochlear implant industries has closed people’s eyes to who is really profiting from lies, manipulating stocks, controlling Deaf people on earth, enslaving Deaf children, pulling strings in order to plump up their stock portfolios at your expense and mine.

If Clerc were alive today, he would fight for the voice of Deaf people for a powerful and passionate movement how to fight back for the human rights. For example, take cochlear implant companies debacle–there is an insurance company tactic called “rescission”–where sick policyholders were routinely dumped even if they never missed a premium payment. And while the cochlear implant industries has spread the lies to the millions of people, Deaf people has not been shy about airing the truth;

That America can do better, and, under insurance companies that become greedy and got too good to set up a deal. Let’s face it. The cochlear implant industries makes for comfortable armchair reading. That is because going into the backroom, the boardroom, and the cloakrooms to uncover for you the hard truths about who really controls power in Deaf community can be scary and infuriating.

But the cochlear implant industries refuse to regret knowing what they know now. Because once you’ve had the blinders removed, you’ll never want to be hoodwinked by their lies and sandbagged by the mainstream media, and snookered by powerful corporate interests feeding Alexander Graham Bell board members bullshit flaking for their profit or dirty or even blood money over Deaf people.

Fact. There is the smoke and mirrors you get from the most of the media today, and there is stronghold of Deaf people who fights against cochlear implant industries for the truth. Every step is a splash of cold water on the face.

Together today, we will fight for our democracy and human rights for Deaf people and American Sign Language (ASL), too. I am pretty sure that Laurent Clerc would do the same thing. 200 years later after Clerc’s historic arrival, Deaf Culture: VICE News Tonight on HBO [Full Segment] wrote in summary,

“Today, more than 40 percent of American children born deaf receive cochlear implants. The technology effectively restores hearing by bypassing the ear and delivering audio information directly to the brain. The vast majority of deaf children who are implanted develop hearing and speaking skills comparable to their hearing peers, thus allowing them the option to “mainstream” into normal schools.

Deaf education in the U.S. has gone through many phases. American Sign Language (ASL) is currently the dominant mode of instruction in deaf schools, but there have been periods where ASL was banned and students were forced to speak and lip-read, an ineffective approach known as oralism. ASL has now gained legitimacy and been shown to include the deep grammar and syntax found in spoken languages. It is also the wellspring of deaf culture, a proud community wary of historical attempts to assimilate them into a hearing world.

As more parents opt for cochlear implants, VICE News explores their impact on the medical condition that gave rise to a cultural identity.”

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Artwork done by Joseph N. Artino

When the Nazi party came to power in Germany in 1933, Hitler was obsessed with racial purity with the idea that nature had created a superior Aryan race. There was 17,000 Deaf people were sterilized between 1933 and 1945. The youngest was nine years old. Deaf people in Hitler’s Europe were among those who were killed by the Nazis during the time because they were Jews, others because as congenitally Deaf people that they were considered ‘defective’ and ‘biologically inferior’ [Gilbert, 1998]

As a Deaf person and Deaf people I know, we have long suffered in silence enduring verbal attacks, physical attacks, and harassment why they and I did not get cochlear implant. As a result, hate crimes against Deaf people are largely under reported. Many Deaf people did not report crimes because of fear of being misunderstood. Deaf people face stigma daily, ASL is one tool, which may help them overcome communication issues but may not erase stigmatization.

A knowledge of history is extremely useful; it lays before our eyes the great picture of the generations that have preceded us; and in relating the events which passed in their time..it lays before us the precepts of the wise…of all ages…”- Laurent Clerc

Today, Laurent Clerc would be horrified by the attacks of cochlear implants.

-JT

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References: Gilbert, Jean (1998). Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe. Gallaudet Today. September 1998.

AGBell’s House Shall be Demolished

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AGBell’s birthplace.

Yesterday, there was a headline about demolishing a house where Adolf Hitler was born—a birthplace in Austria. Yes, wise decision to do so! Time to heal—and I support the idea. I mean, after visiting United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. more than five times, it is mind-boggling and it makes you THINK what Hitler has done to Deaf people was fucking unbelievable—yet, Deaf people were in silence!  After reading few books, Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, and Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany was painful to read—it is exactly why bigotry and hate crimes had been recognized in Alexander Graham Bell’s (AGBell) hands.

Since AGBell’s time, he had devastated as the whole world and villages that had decimated Deaf people and forced them to walk into the deserts of pain. There are millions of scenes that have tragically become familiar again today by not recognizing enough hate crime in Deaf America. From I can remember those books, I have not seen a detailed story about Deaf people that suffer through hate crimes, the America we live in the shadows of freedom, time for us to prevent hate crimes in Deaf community, too. I must be an advocate for Deaf people who were survivors of AGBell.

Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe written by Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchmann, the book made an agreement with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,

The fate of deaf people in Nazi Germany is a neglected aspect of the Holocaust. Certainly, few would think of them as Holocaust victims or survivors. In the United States, even in Germany, few were aware that during the Nazi era, human beings—men, women, and children—with impaired hearing were sterilized against their will, and even fewer know that many deaf people were also murdered. Under Nazi rule, they shared the fate of all persons with mental and physical disabilities. [Holocaust Studies and the Deaf Community, Henry Friedlander, Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, p. 15]

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I learned that there were an international conference held in Washington, D.C.—1998, called “Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe, 1933-1945”—I was only 23 years old that time living in Great Pacific Northwest.

The media continues to portray “uncalled” hate crimes in Deaf community so wrong is that they has successfully evolved hate speech into story-tellers to guide us to speculate or guess diverse modes of Audism. For example, as a kid I grew up into reading literature, Christopher Columbus thought that the world is flat and the stars revolve around the earth to determine our fate and future. The same future we live shall makes a difference and support Deaf people to minimize hate speech in our community.

If you read Deaf books, try to find why most of survivors who were living in AGBell’s hands, it is clear that they represent a new, important form of hate expression. They mark a fundamental shift in power away from public life dominated by invisible hate crime to dark cave, which now empowers the Deaf community. For example, the books reach places that Deaf community, as journalism cannot touch today.

With a Deaf fellow like myself, who was survivor of AGBell —his ideology was a fearful example of the damage wrecked by inbreeding leadership with Deaf community, is it painful to protest hate crimes against AGBell? The answer is yes! I believe that they should complain to start the healing process. The same Deaf community we live in, sets up us up to ignore the pain of Deaf people who were survivors of AGBell, so we need to turn against the oppression and question why it is still practiced today.

Can we dream that AGBell’s birthplace in Scotland be demolished? We are dreaming because we can see by dreaming a connection between premises and conclusions: we dreamed that we would solve a problem that we would read earlier then we would write down on it on the paper made out of tree, we found out that the conclusion does not follow from the premises in our dreams. As you can imagine, it must be painful to write a story about it. AGBell destroyed Deaf people was the exactly what Adolf Hitler destroyed Jewish people and others—including Deaf people.

Yet, it fails to mark a case that Deaf people experience of a hate crime, literature, or speech. It must be even more painful that people who are AGBell advocates are protesting the ignorance of Deaf American community. In the time of crisis, it is AGBell who holds out, by our very nature, the deepest vision of healing and peace that is possible for Deaf community.

Again, AGBell in Deaf community was biggest insult because Deaf people were not taught to be leaders for their own people—Deaf people. This is the reason they live in silence. We need to feel the wind more often. We relate to Audism nor hate crime in Deaf community as family and experience a bond within the same community, which is clearly unknown to you. We have different inner clocks and deal with time differently. Maybe you can remember the famous artist by Salvador Dali where the clock was melting. That is the most invisible trait that did not prepare us excellently enough for Deaf community to talk about it and easily labels us as intellectually vulnerable in our American society.

The media and newspapers are what you know: a modern of they-Adolf-Hitler. They use the recipe for using propaganda, fear, and scapegoats to convince the readers to go along with AGBell that is supposed to be the bureaucrat’s heaven. Not only Deaf people suffer, but also the Deaf community as a whole becomes more vulnerable. It is time to have AGBell’s birthplace DEMOLISHED house in Scotland and begin healing!

Thanks, friend for sending me the pictures of AGBell’s house. He was actually there in person. Oh, clocks are melting everywhere!

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References: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37682298

-JT

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Nuremberg Laws: Target Recruitment of Cochlear Implants to Perish Deaf People

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The artwork was done by Joseph N. Artino, a Deaf Artist (Please click the picture for better viewing)

The doctors who performs cochlear implants on Deaf babies knows the risk with no safety at all, the doctors also knows that there are plenty of precautions that must be taken in proportion to the actual risk of harm. The doctors teach Deaf children their precautions that they did not realize that they are teaching the, and they keep up where they are and who they are associated with—-hearing people and that means it will help them make dirty money with zillions of instructions against much greater risk from family members in their lives.

Cochlear implant companies are a parallel to the German Registry prior to World War Two. In 1935, Germany enacted the Reich Citizenship Law also known as Nuremberg, which separated Germans into two groups. The first group’s citizens were called Reich citizens who were allowed to keep all of their constitutional rights and freedoms. The second groups were called German Nationals (Jews, homosexuals, brown skinned people, disabled people and Deaf people, etc.) and who were then assigned degraded and limited constitutional rights and freedoms. We all know what happened to those assigned to the degraded rights citizens of group number two. Not only but also the cochlear implant companies are creating hidden monitoring programs that supports dehumanization and segregation.

The persecution of people in history usually starts out by the division of society into regular and degraded citizenship groups. The next step is to shun them and exile them to the edges of society. After a while it is decided that this degraded people must be held in camps away from everybody else to protect both sides from each other. The final step is to liquidate the degraded citizens because they are too expensive or bothersome to maintain.

It goes the same to the Deaf people that include children that are getting threats from the society. Deaf people do not earn their outright citizenry. Their legal status is Deaf. Nothing more. Deaf people had been fighting to survive the elements in their life everyday. For example, their rights to use American Sign Language and their state of being Deaf to support their survival modes. Cochlear implant companies are abusive very much in their own elements, which are cruel, and an abuse of state power against Deaf people’s wishes. A month ago, there was a massive lawsuit against cochlear implant makers called Cochlear Ltd. Based in Australia for 131.2 million dollars, which is in my opinion, is not enough. It should be more than 100 billion dollars or even shut the company down! They are a billion-dollar company………..lots of Ben Franklin’s dollars!

The reason the lawsuit was because the company got their ass kicked dealing with an infringement trail over patents relayed to the devices in state of California, the same state that holds the rank of the world’s eighth’s largest economy by the net worth in gross domestic product (GDP): Whopping $2.0 trillion dollars. The point is that $131.2 million is VERY small amount. It is the exactly the same amount of the movie (131.2 mil dollars), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug earned during their opening movie box office weekend worldwide. See the link below. Flash news: Are we the Deaf worth $131.2 million dollars for their genocide practice? Are we the Deaf seen as the Era of Desolation?

After reading Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe wrote by Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, in page 19, they wrote, “The Freiburg anthropologist Eugen Fischer had become famous through his book, The Rehoboth Bastards and the Problem of Miscegenation Among Humans, written on the basis of his research in German Southwest Africa and published in 1913. This study established his reputation and also influenced all subsequent German racial legislation, including the Nuremberg racial laws…” it goes the same to William House, the father of Cochlear Implant who used his reputation that influenced all the subsequent A-U-D-I-S-M legislation. Again in page 38, “The Nuremberg laws were considered public health measures and were administered primarily by physicians…”

Again, the cochlear implant makers are nothing but a shaming and humiliation system of punishment applied to Deaf people who have not harm the society at all. When a cochlear implant maker trains a hospital doctor to degrade the freedom and legal rights of Deaf people among us is safe, no? The cochlear implant companies are the latest examples of long-line of “hearing” witch-hunts. Please look up Germany’s 1935 Reich (Nuremberg) Citizenship Law and see what the cochlear implant companies are doing to Deaf people today. Doctors failed to follow The Hippocratic Oath.

We the Deaf needs to organize a movement to abolish cochlear implant makers because for the biggest reason, they are creating an oppressive punishment against Deaf people based on fear and disgust. Cochlear implants are unconstitutional and discriminatory. Not even for 131.2 million dollars! Pretty messed up, right? Today (Feb.16th) a year ago, I was asked to consider getting a cochlear implant during an emergency room and my chief answer: NO!!!

–JT

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Reference:

Ryan, Donna F. and Schuchman, John S. Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe. 2002. Gallaudet University Press along with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington, D.C.

Links:

bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-24/cochlear-loses-131-2-million-verdict-in-patent-lawsuit.html

chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2013-12/18/content_17182310.htm

germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/pdf/eng/English32.pdf