If I moved to Germany, why should I expect the Germans to change their culture to suit me? If they send all their mailings out in German, then
it's up to me to learn the language, not up to them to send me duplicate copies in English. If I don't want to learn German, then that's my
laziness, and I can just as easily move somewhere else.
I lived in Germany for two years while stationed there (USAF). At that time they had a large influx of Kurdish immigrants from Turkey and Iraq moving
into the country.
I happened to be in a office doing some buisness with a German girlfriend and we were filling out forms for her apartment. A couple of Kurdish people
came next to me and asked for help in filling out their forms for their registration of housing for that city (in their spoken broken English and
German). I took one look at the form and it was Identical to my girlfriends. All German.
When I asked my girlfriend if they had a more friendlier form for these people... she went and asked. The desk clerk called out in a very rude tone..
"This is the Federal Repubic of Germany! Not Iraq, we do not make special forms for individuals!".
My girlfriend privately agreed with the clerk.. They did not mind the immigration of the Kurds.. They just did not make exceptions in their policy for
That incident made me take a long hard look at the US apeasement of immigrants. I went home to Eastern Oregon, and had to renew my Oregon Drivers
License.. Guess what I found in the office. Large signs in Spanish and much smaller signs in English. When I got to the desk I happened to ask how
many different languages there were for the drivers license application... the clerks answer was: 43 different languages. That shocked me to the
The Spanish to English thing in my hometown is due to the large immigrant farm familes who come from Mexico and live in the area for about a year and
then leave.. Many stay of course and become citizens. But Many of those refuse to speak English to even the English speakers..
I am not against Immigration.. just against the appeasement of those immigrants as compared to the citizens in this nation