Happy Star Wars Day!
Sign Wars: A New Hope reminds Deaf community to continue and preserve sign language that ranks as one of earliest, dating to First Deaf Jedi story taught by Master Yoda, the wisest Jedi to train Deaf Jedi how to carry a new hope for Deaf community.
Master Yoda have seen that the sociological fact of a language hegemony in the majority or in the minority has very different effects on Deaf people.
It is amazing that sign languages around the world have taught Deaf people like a Jedi to preserve sign languages to stand against wars staged by Alexander Graham Bell Association and Oralism practices.
Gotcha! I was looking for something simple picture and found this, “Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully” by Jeffrey Brown. It is a perfect metaphor for Deaf people to be trained by Master Jedi to challenge phantom bullies from Alexander Graham Bell Association. Jedi Academy will always preserve American Sign Language (ASL) and its world’s sign languages, no matter what. ASL is knowledge. Without ASL, no knowledge.
Imagine Yoda would explain to Deaf Jedi(s)—“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”
And that is where Yoda taught Deaf Jedi(s) to stand against hate practices by Alexander Graham Bell Association, “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”
When it is a majority, AGBell take their perspective. They narrow the truth Deaf community seek and how they ignore problems. Ignorance, is one of the most powerful forms of influence in English language.
When Deaf community faced with a minority, Deaf people share their stories to build stronger information and solve problems from the society’s point of view–not only the Deaf community as minority’s point of view is challenging. It is one thing that Deaf community has been manipulated consciously daily and it is not even fair to them.
It is a problem for the quality of ignorance in society to discuss that applies the quality of the healing. How could ASL make progress toward a finish line if someone kept moving it as they continue to progress Deaf community for communication, information, and knowledge on the success of ASL today and tomorrow?
The upcoming movie will be shown this weekend, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is showing at movie theaters. It is going to be interesting and exciting movie to watch.
As Hans Solo once said, “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parasecs.”
Exactly! ASL is the millennium language in less than 12 parasecs! That makes ASL and Deaf community more unique and intellectual discourse to continue hope forever! Once again, thank you, Master Yoda!
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