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The 21st Century Argument for a return to Human Systems Design a.k.a. Ergonomics

Sometimes, e-mails like this one inspire a lesson plan.- Vernon Nickerson, Chief Schoolcoach 10.18.2022

Dear friends,

For those of us at The 74, there’s nothing quite like knowing that our reporting has made a real-life impact. A few weeks ago, we saw just that.

In late September, The 74’s Mark Keierleber published a story about how The Trevor Project, ​​a high-profile nonprofit focused on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, listed the student surveillance company Gaggle as a “corporate partner.”

Gaggle, which uses artificial intelligence and human moderators to sift through chat messages and school assignments* in search of students who may harm themselves or others, has been accused of subjecting LGBTQ youth to heightened scrutiny. Privacy and civil rights activists say such surveillance technology is disproportionately harmful to LGBTQ students, especially in the wake of new anti-LGBTQ laws that could erode their privacy and expose them to legal jeopardy.

Needless to say, The Trevor Project’s relationship with Gaggle was controversial. As soon as Mark’s article was published, backlash was swift. Users across social media denounced the partnership, with some sharing that they’d canceled their recurring donations to The Trevor Project.

Just hours after we published our story, The Trevor Project announced it was returning the $25,000 donation it received from Gaggle and was severing ties with the company. In a statement posted to Twitter, ​​The Trevor Project acknowledged the widespread concerns about Gaggle’s “role in negatively impacting LGBTQ students.”

This kind of crucial investigative reporting wouldn’t be possible without contributions from readers like you. Will you become a member today and support The 74’s in-depth education coverage?

Yes, count me in!

READ: Trevor Project Returns Donation From Surveillance Company

With gratitude,

Jim Roberts

Publisher

The 74

*-USA, USA, we must all become very concerned when ANY business entity puts its mission about the rights of ANY individuals right to informed consent for ANY reason. Clearly, no one in a leadership position at The Trevor Project or Gaggle ( a flock of birds with bird-brains, a.k.a. as Geese, by the way) stopped to consider that those of us who were, still are, and or must remain closeted until we can escape to safer spaces, are hiding our potential or active LGBTQIA+ status for a reason.

There needs to be a list of logical consequences for Gaggle and The Trevor Project. Here are some recommendations for immediate implementation:

1.) The Trevor Project, perhaps intentionally, has forfeited all of its former trustworthiness for too many ( and one life placed in harms way = too many). It needs to reflect refund everyones donations and refer clients to licensed mental health providers, then close its doors.

2.) Let the USA Jurisprudence system decide the future of the corporation formerly known as Gaggle in the USA market, at a minimum. Again, they have zero credibility or trustworthiness to ALWAYS act in the best interests of humanity/ homo sapiens, and not the profit- obsessed founders, board of directors and other stakeholders. What other peoples’ privacy are they violating even as I write without anyone’s informed consent? Gaggles’ immediate dissolution would be an excellent disincentive to anyone seeking such a dangerous business practice/ SOP.

We, the living and sentient residents of the USA, need to pause and consider if it is now time to abolish the only-for-profit surveillance state once and for all. Why didn’t anyone challenge the SCOTUS ruling that made corporations human? Clearly that travesty of justice must be laid directly at the feet of the American Bar Association and the minority financial elites and or every business system that profits from the living and the dead, for example, all of the major CORPORATE RELIGIOUS GROUPS.

Now, gentle readers, I have brought this argument into one of my deep wheelhouses of first person experience, praxis, and pedagogy. Let us begin by pointing out what makes academic discourse work. Specifically, every seminal work is always up for analysis, reconsideration in light of present day realities. Such ‘good faith’ contemplation can result in new or revised editions and or new Forwards in these tomes and or tracing the evolution of the ideas, concepts, theories, and often anecdotal stories within their pages.

Often, debated, translated at least 530 different practitioner-accepted times, why are the Quran, The Bible (including the Pentateuch**), Buddha, Confucius, Science of Mind, perennially exempted from perpetual academic rigor? As a matter of fact, the entire guild of Sacred Text academicians spends most of its time going backwards in time to justify the existence of the aforementioned texts. N.B., Jesus explicitly stated he was not here to “do” anything with the law. Conversely, he was brought/ sent to confront those drunk with the wine of the world who have forgotten^^ about and or chosen to separate themselves from UL, UPR, TGR, and LTLYITGLOA, to wit, Unconditional Love of self and others, Unconditional Positive Regard of self and others, Treating all others in the best ways that we treat ourselves, ie, The Golden RULE, and last but not ever least, Learning To Love Yourself Is The Greatest Love of All.

Think about this: If The Trevor Project and Gaggle had considered all of these things, they might have found a product line not so obviously harmful and exploitative of closeted LGBTQIA+ youth just trying to survive the willful ignorance of the families and or communities they currently find themselves living within until they can do better and co- create safer spaces with like-minded homo sapiens. Or, perhaps, their parents/ grandparents, guardians etc. read this offering, complete the reading assignments and seek TRUTH and RECONCILIATION within their nuclear families of two or more.

Then, I could FINALLY, take a leisurely re-read through these three tomes in my evolving Sadie Mae Walker Thompson Nickerson Family Library:

ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Timothy Snyder © 2017

TALKING TO STRANGERS: ANXIETIES OF CITIZENSHIP since BROWN v. Board of Education, by Danielle S. Allen © 2004

and one to grow on,

THE TEACHER WARS: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST EMBATTLED PROFESSION, by Dana Goldstein ©2014

  • *-Pentateuch means simply “five books”. In Greek, the Pentateuch (which Jews call the Torah) includes the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

^^- See also, Life Every Voice and Sing, by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson

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See Also: The Bible Gateway Application

Matthew 9:9–13 records: “And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.10: And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.11: And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12: But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, they that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.13: But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Bonus Content:

Chester D.T. Baldwin- I Still Hear Mama Praying

I s’till hear mama praying

And the prayers that she prayed

They’re still keeping me day by day

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Oh I still hear mama praying

Oh I still hear mama praying

And the prayers that she prayed

They’re still keeping me day by day

Oh I s’till hear mama praying for me

When mama bowed her head

And knelt down in fervent prayer

She knew how to call on the name of Jesus

For she knew that He’d meet her there

Oh, she thank Him for health and for strength

Just to run this Christian race,

Oh but she never failed to pray for her children

Saying, Lord, save them by Your grace

Oh I still hear mama praying

Oh I still hear mama praying

And the prayers that she prayed

They’re still keeping me day by day

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Now the one that you call mama

She may be sleeping in the arms of our God

But the memories of the family devotion

Causes us to always trust in our Lord

Oh, she prayed for the Lord

Oh, she prayed for the Lord

To bless and keep her children

Always let the love of God abide.

Oh and the prayer that she prayed

Will cover cover us ‘till we meet her on the other side

Oh I still hear mama praying

Oh I still hear mama praying

And the prayers that she prayed

They’re s’till keeping me day by day

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Now the one that you call mama

She may be sleeping in the arms of our God

But the memories of the family devotion

Causes us to always trust in our Lord

Oh, she prayed for the Lord

To bless and keep her children

Always let the love of God abide.

Oh and the prayer that she prayed

Will cover cover us ‘till we meet her on the other side

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Pray for me

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Oh I still hear mama praying for me

Source: LyricFind

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STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.

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STOP ASSESS FACILITATE EDUCATE/EVOLVE/ EFFECT PERMANENT PEACE I Also am a minority advocate for humans choosing to be unconditionally loving. Be S.A.F.E.