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  1. Clark
    Clark January 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm | | Reply

    Wonderful piece! Just wanted to let you know that I intend to share the **** outta it (properly cited, of course).

  2. wjpeace
    wjpeace January 7, 2014 at 6:40 am | | Reply

    Please see Stephen kuusisto response to the NYT essay as well as my deconstruction of the video at Bad Cripple. Excellent work here

  3. SaraEve
    SaraEve January 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm | | Reply

    great write. thank you.

  4. Cristina
    Cristina January 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

    First of all, I want to thank you for your article. We must speak up for our historical subjectivity against its “capitalization”. Lately we have seen many of our causes (the blind, the deaf, the black, the women, the homosexual) subverted to the benefit of capitalism or against one another and it’s time for the real agents to make their own story.
    However, I wanted to point out that the video you quote not only uses, “capitalizes” and denigrates the blind, but supposes the expropiation of discourse by specialists. Under the deceitful and ideological slogan “Change your words. Change your world”, this expropiation of words is presented to us as a positive and creative symptom of the subjugation to the bourgeoisie. This, “well dressed”, “well educated”, “well brougth-up” lady “teaches” this man how to speak and look at life for his “world to chage” without really subverting the order of things that keeps this lady well asured on her status and he himself begging in the street. These “online content specialists” (as if contents as an abstract thing, about anything, could have specialists) have illustrated with perfection what the evils of ideology look like.

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