English remains the national language of America. English drives the overwhelming majority of conversations in Canada and the United States.
But, you cannot help noticing that our English language finds itself being undermined and in competition with Mexico’s national language: Spanish.
These days, when I walk into Wells Fargo, Wachovia, Home Depot, Lowes Hardware, Target, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s or phone other companies—I might as well be in a foreign country. Press ‘1’ for Spanish; press ‘2’ for English. Those businesses feature a language not of our country, which is a direct contradiction to our U.S. Constitution. I cannot understand anyone in line because they speak other languages. I am irritated that I must contend with my native language being undercut and undermined by my own fellow pretend-Americans. Mind you, I love languages. I studied French and Italian extensively! My brother Howard speaks five languages fluently.
But those Spanish speaking aliens disrespect our country’s laws and language while they work illegally and live in contradiction to our laws.
Further, our own businesses that serve them in their languages break federal laws by aiding, abetting, assisting and encouraging them to remain within our country. No business would get away with that behavior for a second in Mexico.
But what about the danger of creating a multilingual civilization? What do we face? How can we stop it?
In a brilliant column, written by former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, Rocky Mountain News, August 8, 2002, he exposed an accelerating dilemma for America:
“I suggest while it is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual,” Lamm said. “Individuals are bilingual in a range of languages and it only enriches them and it is true that our Centennial nation is linguistically illiterate. Societies, however, are generally bilingual in two competing and nation-dividing languages.
“The Southwest, and to a lesser extent, the whole nation, is in danger of backing into becoming a bilingual nation without debate or forethought. This seems to me to be a grave mistake. I look around the world in vain for an example of where bilingual nations live in peace with themselves.”
One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon-all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.”
Already, Los Angeles features a split society. Four million criminal alien Mexican in separate barrios expel Americans out right! Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Somalian and other immigrant barrios enclave themselves and their languages against the auspices of America’s English language.
“A nation is much more than a place on a map,” Lamm said. “It is a state of mind, a shared vision, and a recognition that we are all in this together. A nation needs a common language as it needs a common currency. You have to share something with your neighbors beside a zip code. We need many things to tie us together, but one indispensable element must be that we all speak one common language.
“Just as a citizen can't pay their bills with Pesos or Euros, so also a nation needs to share its joys and discuss its issues and problems in a common language. Immanuel Kant once said, "Language and religion are the dividers." It is the glory of America that religion no longer separates us, but I suggest that language is a much deeper and more intractable separating factor.”
Lamm laments our national linguistic treasure while I decry the loss of the foundation of our civilization.
“America has been successful because we have become one people,” Lamm said. “There is a "social glue" of a common language, a shared history, uniting symbols that tie us together. We live under a common flag, which we honor, and salute.
“Nations need cultural ties that bind also. That culture was not fixed in cement with the arrival of the Pilgrims, but is always changing and evolving. We can remember Cinqo de Mayo as we do Saint Patrick's Day and October fest and we can buy more salsa that catsup without endangering our national soul. But we must avoid becoming a Hispanic Quebec; we must stay one people and one nation.
“Current immigration patterns are different from our historical experience in three important respects. Immigration historically was a mix of many nations and languages; now it is over half from Spanish speaking countries and in many parts of the country you can live your entire life without speaking English. Second, immigrants historically came from great distances and had to throw themselves into a new nation; today people can spend every vacation in their home country and hold dual citizenship. Mexican immigrants can now vote for both George Bush and Vicente Fox. Thirdly, immigration pressures were mitigated by significant periods of little or no immigration which gave the melting pot a chance to melt. Today we take in four times the historic rate of immigrants without pause.
“Some people say Switzerland is an example of a bilingual country, but that claim does not survive close scrutiny. Switzerland has divided its geography into three separate areas, each of which has a common and dominant language -- one French, one German, and one Italian.
“America took in many races, religions and nationalities and made them one nation. Let us debate the best methods of teaching English to our children but let us be careful with our metaphors. It is a significant asset for an individual to be bilingual, but a path of conflict and tension to have a bilingual nation.”
In Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, we see our civilization, language and citizens being displaced by legal and illegal ‘pretend-Americans’. But, not a peep or a word by legal American citizens!
At what point do we give up our language and culture? At what point do we give up what made America successful? At what point do we become like other linguistically chaotic countries?
With accelerating immigration invading every nook and cranny of America with dozens of languages—not long! We will become a nation of strangers.
To take action: First and foremost, join www.numbersusa.com and become one of nearly a million Americans making impact with pre-written faxes and phone calls to change immigration policies toward a stable future. Bi-partisan and highly effective!
Second, join www.thesocialcontract.com for up to date information via the Social Contract Quarterly. Exceptional publication to keep you informed.
www.fairus.org ; www.vdare.com ; www.alipac.us ; www.firecoalition.com ; www.cairco.org ; www.limitstogrowth.com ; www.capsweb.org ; www.populationmedia.org ; www.worldpopulationbalance.org ; LimitsToGrowth.org
Visit this site for a rendition of Colorado Governor Lamm’s speech: “How to Destroy America”
Must see DVD: “Blind Spot”
This movie illustrates America’s future without oil, water and other resources to keep this civilization functioning. It’s a brilliant educational movie!
In Canada: Tim Murray,
Director Immigration Watch Canada www.immigrationwatch.org
Vice President Biodiversity First http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com/index.htm
Watch the DVD movie: “Blind Spot”—Exceptional movie with top scientists candidly discussion what we face as a civilization if we continue on our hyper-population growth path. www.blindspotdoc.com
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
Ghost of Thomas Paine—compelling video of common sense
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854 firstname.lastname@example.org
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email email@example.com and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com