Deaf Cultural Genocide

I am way behind on the hot topic and news on the Deaf community in general, mainly because I have been very busy lately and I could never find the time to write an article anywhere including my blog here but at least I will share my thought about this topic “Deaf Cultural Genocide” that was going around a few weeks ago. That would be better than not sharing any thoughts of mine on that topic so here I am to give a piece of my thought on the topic that was trending in the Deaf community, several weeks ago an associate professor at Gallaudet University wrote an article stating that if anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing decides to participate in the medical or science research that supposedly cure deafness by receiving genetic therapy that they would allow a form of cultural genocide and it would be unethical of them to do so. There are medical research labs or sciences especially that specialize in stem cells, compete to come up with a proven cure to eliminate the deafness either at birth or at some minimum to maximum ages for anyone who want to have the ability to hear and or that the child who was discovered Deaf after the birth to have the ability to hear at the parents’ request/wishes.

Deaf… And Hard of Hearing

The other day a well-known Deaf woman worldwide names Ella Mae Lentz made a vlog about why do some of the people, as she says especially the leaders of the Deaf community often would use the labels such as Deaf and Hard of Hearing altogether instead of just only using Deaf as a label instead of “Deaf and Hard of Hearing”. Before I get into it, Ella Mae Lentz is known to be one of most vocal activist and she has a solid reputation for advocating the best education for all the Deaf children here in the United States of America. Nobody and nothing will ever take that away from her, she has done a lot of things for the Deaf community in that area and, she is known to be one of vocal when it comes to American Sign Language too along with Bilingual-Bicultural education for the Deaf children. There is several more that can to be added to the list for what she has done, what she does for the Deaf community especially for the Deaf children and so forth – nonetheless, she is a role model to a lot of the Deaf people. As I said earlier, she decided to make a vlog in American Sign Language as she always has done so for several years, about why some people decided to use the labels “Deaf and Hard of Hearing” and that they should only just use “Deaf” instead. That vlog reached all over on social media, especially on both Facebook and YouTube but mostly on Facebook since it had several shares. Her vlog titled is what is “Hard of Hearing”? Her vlog has angered some of the people, also some of the people agreed with what she said in the vlog and her vlog became a controversial overnight.

1-21-2017 Tidbits

I wasn’t sure if I was in mood to blog tonight or not, honestly, I haven’t been in mood for much of anything anyway and I decided that since I have nothing else to do for about an hour and half so I decided that I will use that time to blog about something. I know ever since the new year or this year in 2017 seems that I starts to lagging on blog as I usually write an article for every two days for the entire year of last year 2016 and so far, this year I have moved from one article in every two days to one article every weekend and I would like to apologize for that but I have been busy lately with the things that’s going on around here. Nothing to do with my health though, thankful for that and by being busy I mean advocating for the Affordable Care Act. I am still is and have been a vocal in Affordable Care Act especially for the state of Kentucky because Kentucky is one of few states that rely on it more than anything as most of them are people with disabilities like myself, retired coal miners and veterans or children of a parents that cannot afford the care for their child so they rely on that to get some medical assistance for their child too. Being one of several activists in the SaveACA (Save Affordable Care Act) campaign on social media, email, physical letters and whatever else the technology allows to send out a message to the government about the importance in the Affordable Care Act. Not only that, few of the Affordable Care Act advocates including myself had got some backlash from some of the people who opposes it and wish to repeal it without realizing that it’s not just for the people with disabilities but also for many of other reasons which I have included above. People with disabilities, veterans who were injured in war, retired coal miners after getting injured from coal mines as Kentucky is one of two or three states that is the home of coal, senior citizens, care for the child due to their parents not being able to afford to have any medical assistance for their child and I could go on all night but these are the keys in how it is important to not repeal Affordable Care Act. If absolutely must to repeal Affordable Care Act then if it will include expansion in Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot then for the rest of others is up to the people but all we ask is that the parts of Medicare, Medicaid and whatnot stays or expand.

Trump Voters Made America A Laughingstock!

You have read the title correct, I am sure by looking at the title that mentions Trump which would bring the curiosity out of the voters who voted Donald Trump to become the next president of United States. Even though, American have spoken their mind that they wanted Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton have won the most votes but the problem is that the electoral votes was what elected Donald Trump to be the next president of United States. By electing Donald Trump to be the next president of United States just have officially made the American a laughingstock and showed the world how fool we are to have Donald Trump to be in the office in January. Because of several reasons for giving the electoral votes to Donald Trump that have made the American a laughingstock in history, worse than all the presidents in the past including George W. Bush and if any of you cannot see the reasons why electing Donald Trump that have made America a laughingstock then I suggest that you go to see a doctor about your head because it is clear that you either have a very short memory or not intelligent enough to realize or know America’s history.

People In A Cruel World

This world is, undoubtedly a cruel world for all of us to be living in and who is to blame for making this world a cruel place to be in? There are a lot of the people who happens to be cruel, making the world cruel for us to live in and by making the world cruel for us is where some of the people gets to discriminate us regardless what we have. There are several people who happens to be “ism” is the ones who make the world cruel for us to live in, there are several words with “ism” such as sexism, audism, racism, elitism, ableism and hundreds more. What makes them that way? They are either influenced by their generations who happens to be one of these ism or being influenced by the peers that they were surrounded at their youth age and grew to be expert at being one or more of ism. It make you sometimes wondering what if there were no isms, wouldn’t it make any difference in how some of the people behave in this world and possibly make the world a better place for us without being feared of having to be victimized by one or more isms? I am sure that many people’s answer would be that they don’t know, but as for me I do believe that it would make a drastic difference in this world that we lives in and possibly make things easier for us to live in this world because isms is what instills the fear within’ us. There are a few times that I have imagined, what if one day that every one of us suddenly became nice to each others and make the world a better place for all of us. You see things that the people have done to many people, especially on news where the people are getting murdered everyday and people getting bullied everyday which is what causes suicide rates to skyrocket in this decade.

Help Me Out Here!

As lately I have had some hard time to come up with something to blog about, as the presidential candidates is taking over the social media to the point where there are barely any other news that I could share my opinions or my views on. Not only that I have struggled to come up with some topics or something to think about to share my opinions on something with all of you, so here I am asking for help from you guys here by giving me some ideas on what I should blog about or what you would like for me to share my opinions on. I would greatly appreciate any help that I can get from you, all you would have to do is click here to go to a page calls submit where you can make some suggestions for some topics or what you would like for me to share my thoughts on here. For several months I have written down a long list of what I would like to blog about, some topics that I would add to my tidbits article or to share my thoughts about some of these and other stuff but that list I have written is about completed which that means I practically run out of what I want to blog about or what I should blog about. So now I have written over four hundred (400) articles, coming from a list that I have written for years and I now have nothing left on the piece of paper that I use to blog about here so I hope that you will help me with adding more topics or something that you would like for me to share my opinions, views, reviews or whatever it is that you would like for me to do.