How do you kill a country? Answer: kill its language
The great philosopher Emanuel Kant said, “The two great
dividers are: language and religion.”
Over the past 237 years, America struggled with its most
burdensome problem: race relations. Black versus White. Not a week
goes by where “racism” rears its ugly head somewhere in America. In 2013,
we see tremendous disparity among whites, blacks and Latinas. Wherever one
ethnic group dominates an area, racism invariably becomes a contentious factor.
While white racism dominated this country for the past 237
years since the birth of this Constitutional Republic, today European-Americans
barely hold parity with Hispanics. By 2042, Caucasian America will become
the new minority while Latinos will become the new majority. Middle Easterners
with Arabic languages, Asians with multiple dialects, Indians, Africans of many
countries and a hundred other languages will compete for dominance in their own
communities where they enclave. In the 21st century,
immigrants no longer care to engage in the American culture or its language.
Once a particular ethnic group becomes dominant in numbers,
it becomes dominant in language. Once it becomes dominant in language, it
presses for dominance in culture.
The current Senate Bill 744, giving complete amnesty to 12
to 20 million illegal aliens, assures that the United States of America will
become a bilingual society if not trilingual with Arabic making greater and
greater inroads into our society. You can be assured that more and more
Mexican immigrants will demand Spanish in educating their children. They will
demand Spanish in books, movies, radio, TV and all aspects of social media.
Same with Arabic speakers!
America faces becoming two or three different societies and
cultures. While it suffered and suffers from racism over the past two centuries,
at least everyone spoke English. Everyone communicated in one language
that all understood no matter what their race. The heralded “American Way
of Life” faces deformation into “American Polyglot Chaos of Life.”
The one great falsity of S744 stems from the fact that
Spanish speakers will gain such greater numbers that they will push for
language equity with English speakers. Thus, we will see America fractured into
two language groups. Once contesting languages erupt, we will see cultural
Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, on October 3,
2003, said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too
rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No
nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee
observed that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that, “An autopsy of
history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”
“Here is how they destroyed their countries,” Lamm said.
“First, turn America into a bilingual or multi lingual and bicultural
country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict
and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a
blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a
society to be bilingual. The historical scholar Seymour 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
Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.”
ProEnglish, the nation’s leading official English advocacy
group, announced today it is launching a radio ad campaign in South Carolina to
expose the fact that contrary to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s repeated claims, the
comprehensive immigration bill he and the members of the “Gang of Eight”
recently introduced in the Senate has no requirement that illegal immigrants
“The promise that Senator Graham made on repeated occasions
to South Carolina voters to the effect ‘Don’t worry, they’ll have to learn
English,’ is a lie,” said ProEnglish Executive Director, Bob Vandervoort.
“There is nothing in Sen. Graham’s immigration bill that
requires illegal immigrants to demonstrate any knowledge of English to qualify
for amnesty, or to retain their legal status throughout their entire lives,”
said Vandervoort. “They only have to demonstrate knowledge of English if they
decide to apply for an immigrant visa (“Green Card”) after living here ten
years. And even then all they have to show is that they have enrolled in an
English-as-a-second-language (ESL) class,” he said.
“For at least ten years and perhaps for their entire lives,
this huge new group of predominantly non-English speaking, former illegal
immigrants will create a huge new demand for costly government services in
their native language, further exacerbating the dangerous and growing division
of the United States into separate cultural and linguistic communities,”
Vandervoort added. “This would be an unprecedented calamity for our nation’s
unity,” he said.
The fact remains that America cannot withstand nor will it
survive two or more major languages competing for dominance. When
languages compete so do cultures. When cultures compete, a country cannot
withstand the tension, conflict of misunderstanding, friction of different
natures, anxiety of being misunderstood, dread of trying to make oneself clear
and apprehension of differing world views. What happens ultimately? A
country’s language dies. Its identity dies. Its future dies. One look at
Norway, Sweden, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Holland should
make that reality abundantly clear.
Senate Bill 744, if it passes, will become the death bell
of the United States of America.
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