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Click on the following links to view my publicly available writings related to myself and disability

On my original scholarship as to the phenomenological nature of disability

https://crookedfacenews.wordpress.com/author/yngface/

This work speaks to the immediate inspiration that called me to embark upon a journey to grad school

https://crookedfacenews.wordpress.com/tag/joseph-jackson/

AI and the conditions of disability and Persons with a Disability/The Disabled

I would like to leave this space for those who wish to make a constructive point. As a very proud Person with a Disability, (I was named by the Sacramento Observer as being a Disability Rights Champion), it is a bit hard for me to discuss certain things amongst non-disabled people. One of those things is the necessary truth that there is an inherent aspect of disability that is undesirable, even to the most prideful, culturally aware, and conscious Person with a Disability (PWD). That being said, I think when persons who have not a clue about that experience, and who regularly speak on it as if it were there right, (that is, without respective thought, as being the repugnancy of the offense), a strange thing happens. First, PWDs are displayed as some manifestation epitomizing the righteousness of the point attempting to be made about disability, (by those who are not disabled). And, while this is an ugly sociological nature of Humans (HumX), it is not the underlying harm which is almost always created by abled persons’ translations of PWDs’ transparent discussion as to the worth of disability. The second, and arguably most harmful form of public harm which occurs in this context, is the drowning out of the voice of PWDs as to further meaningful iterations of the discussion. PWDs are use as evidence for any disability argument amongst the larger society, but never as experts with regards to any meaningful part of the discussion. It’s like watching two parents fight over custody.

This post is meant to facilitate an honest transparent discussion. This discussion will naturally lead to difficult subject matter, but so long as one’s input is not meant to be facetious, malicious, nor the like, the input is more than welcome. Accordingly, in counteracting the historical societal proclivity to preclude the obvious expertise of PWD; any PWD (so long as their input remains in the ranges of decency and transparency I have afforded to the likes of maliciousness), will be inherently considered an expert of issues related to disability; especially if the disability they are speaking to is part of their natural HumX condition/diagnosis. Please share and invite widely to any circles you feel may add to or learn from what will hopefully evolve into a healthy discussion on the nature of worth with regards to disability.

#Scholarship and Facultas Marginem (FM)

AI and the conditions of disability and Persons with a Disability/The Disabled

I would like to leave this space for those who wish to make a constructive point. As a very proud Person with a Disability, (I was named by the Sacramento Observer as being a Disability Rights Champion), it is a bit hard for me to discuss certain things amongst non-disabled people. One of those things is the necessary truth that there is an inherent aspect of disability that is undesirable, even to the most prideful, culturally aware, and conscious Person with a Disability (PWD). That being said, I think when persons who have not a clue about that experience, and who regularly speak on it as if it were there right, (that is, without respective thought, as being the repugnancy of the offense), a strange thing happens. First, PWDs are displayed as some manifestation epitomizing the righteousness of the point attempting to be made about disability, (by those who are not disabled). And, while this is an ugly sociological nature of Humans (HumX), it is not the underlying harm which is almost always created by abled persons’ translations of PWDs’ transparent discussion as to the worth of disability. The second, and arguably most harmful form of public harm which occurs in this context, is the drowning out of the voice of PWDs as to further meaningful iterations of the discussion. PWDs are use as evidence for any disability argument amongst the larger society, but never as experts with regards to any meaningful part of the discussion. It’s like watching two parents fight over custody.

This post is meant to facilitate an honest transparent discussion. This discussion will naturally lead to difficult subject matter, but so long as one’s input is not meant to be facetious, malicious, nor the like, the input is more than welcome. Accordingly, in counteracting the historical societal proclivity to preclude the obvious expertise of PWD; any PWD (so long as their input remains in the ranges of decency and transparency I have afforded to the likes of maliciousness), will be inherently considered an expert of issues related to disability; especially if the disability they are speaking to is part of their natural HumX condition/diagnosis. Please share and invite widely to any circles you feel may add to or learn from what will hopefully evolve into a healthy discussion on the nature of worth with regards to disability.

CrookedFace News

With regards to a LinkedIn post that I shared earlier today, which is far too representative of social media appearing during this era of #Trumpyism.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/joseph-carlton-barry-sr-6b112218a_covid-19-disproportionately-impacting-those-activity-6715361033181048832-jdqL

This is the unfortunate but true status of our National values in the #Trumpyism era. Its painful enough for Persons With a Disability to know that its long been the nature of humanity to be as reprehensibly neglectful of itself as it seems to almost ignorantly be in this way. However, this pain becomes particularly acute when you consider the credibility procured by those of our HumX us which seem to adore ignorance and would chose to plunder their neighbors in the name of entertainment and dramatic effect. It is the credibility which seems to have been acknowledged by the greatness of us to the destituteness of us. It is the seeming reality that the honorable us have accepted cursing at our dinner table, the unabashed exercise of neighborly disregard, the absolute filthy behavior of those amongst the all of us who might otherwise go on a first date without so much as showering first: It is this reality, that makes this truth particularly hurtful. I can’t say that I am particularly upset with the ignorant behavior of the ignorant of us, for that has been a behavior of ours that I’ve known to exist my entire life. I must say that the spirit which burns in me as disappointment and begs me to impart discipline upon the family of us, is aimed at the better side of the us. For it is the best of the us that have been neglectful in voicing reason and humanity. It is the best of us that have not called some order to our home. It is the best of us who have let the child like wickedness, the praxis of moral paradox, and the inherent evil that men do us to run amuck amidst the us that is our home. #crookedfacenews #disabilityleadership #disabilityconsultants #vote

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I have came a long way to be. I was diagnosed first with bone cancer at the age of 3. This was in 1981 and the doctors were wrong about that original diagnosis. This blog is about my journey since that day. It encompasses some of my experiences, beliefs, art, and scholarly works which evolved from a 3 year old mistakenly diagnosed with bone cancer, to a life lived unapologetically crippled and nevertheless as full  as possibly there ever may be. As such, I hope my life’s work does more to inform rather than to inspire. While I have been accused many times of being inspirational, and I don’t wish to demean any of those accusations, nor to disrespect my own inspirational nature – this is a trait I embrace and welcome. Yet, if I can be relatively just as meaningful as a source of information then I may empower others in a way that transcends the limits of pure inspiration. That is, by imparting truthful/accurate information, I have bestowed some amount of a natural power (knowledge) that can be a tool for, or even drive, one’s aspirations to whatever good they are inspired by.

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