Resistance Is Good!

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After receiving an e-mail from an Executive Director for Our Revolution Team an hour ago, they stated,

“Last week, you made over 10,000 calls and logged 40,000 minutes on the phones asking Senators to use the full 30 hours of debate time in opposition to Trump’s unqualified cabinet nominees–and they listened. Right now, Senate Democrats are holding the floor for 24 hours and all through the night to oppose Betsy DeVos’s confirmation to Secretary of Education. The vote count in the Senate currently stands at a 50/50 tie. Not only is DeVos shockingly unqualified–her record of gutting funding from public schools and colluding with for-profit charter school CEOs risks the future of public education….”

We must continue to resist! We know that how the resistance works. In public education schools, bookstores, libraries, homes, any public places that are resisting Betsy DeVos–that is because resistance takes place in the passive voice. This is the time we need to talk about DeVos–the worst unqualified cabinet nominee in the history–never in our life-time that we all would see something like this.

Resistance helps clear a space to relate the truth about DeVos’s lack of experience so we might better understand the present and navigate the future. As one means to support public education, it gives us the chance to continue to resist that have been forgotten, hidden, distorted, or mislaid. Again, the very notion of resistance is necessary for us not to allow DeVos to take the top position.

The purpose of resistance we all need to understand that we are doing is healthy. With no experience and ignorance what DeVos bring on the table, her wealth even her wealth friends that created helped bankroll its political power status to shut down public education in America is not accepted.

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In fact, one of the things we all need to admire the idea of resistance is its embrace for change. It teaches us to look to the work we can do on ourselves–repair, maintain, build and grow so we can better deal with change that is certain to come. A book, The Servant Leader Within: A Transformative Path written by Robert Greenleaf:

In education, servant-leadership has lead to new pedagogy, new learning, and new organizations devoted to its practice. In all its applications, servant-leadership achieves what is apparently impossible: bringing transformative experiences to the realm of the ordinary, to the everyday events that, cumulatively, define our lives and shape our experiences.”

Will Betsy DeVos ever understand the servant-leadership style? That is why DeVos is not qualified to take the top position in the Department of Education. We must continue to resist! That is why resistance is GOOD!

-JT

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Donald Trump: America’s Biggest Hate Monger

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Dear Mr. Donald Trump, Candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Presidential Election:

My name is Jason “JT” Tozier—and I believe in stopping hate and intolerance in Deaf America. My physical condition is Deaf and I am very damn proud of it. When you were asked to give a lecture in South Carolina on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015—making a statement whether you should be good fit for American president. After you made fun of Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter for New York Times whom suffers from a congenital joint condition, your IQ has the equivalent of a woodchuck.

Whoever the voters in Deaf America on your side should be ashamed of themselves, you are the face of white supremacy. Not only that, but you also bred hate speech and crime—the home of worst human condition. Your hateful message continues to drive a national environment where oppressing disabled people is acceptable and it is time to end your reign of hate and bigotry. Bless Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] for creating Hatewatch.

Deaf people do not view themselves disabled at all. They are in language minority—in other words, Deaf community needs to use this moment to stop the spew your message of hate and indifference to minority suffering. Your paranoia is about severe personality disorder characterized by a constant suspicion that people have sinister motives against an individual. Anyone with this disorder tends to have excessive trust in your own knowledge and abilities and usually avoid close relationships with others.

You usually shift blame to other people and criticizes others. Paranoia is a two-edged sword, both protective and destructive. It drives you to manipulate others so you can control them, especially those close to you, and to control situations. You are a perfect example of white supremacy—representing and serving the American people is more than inappropriate—it is painful, offensive and ultimate insult.

Robert Greenlead coined the term, servant-leadership in 1970, and it is best summarized by Hamilton Beazley in foreword for the book, The Servant Leader Within: A Transformative Path, which reads: “In education, servant-leadership has lead to new pedagogy, new learning, and new organizations devoted to its practice. In all its applications, servant-leadership achieves what is apparently impossible: bringing transformative experiences to the realm of the ordinary, to the everyday events that, cumulatively, define our lives and shape our experiences.”

The media must free itself from the old known. To the media the only freedom lies in the unknown, because whatever is known is past, gone and finished. Enough is enough. It is time for you to hold accountable for this hate-baiting rhetoric once and for all.

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-JT

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