posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 11:23 PM
reply to post by wingsfan
Again, that's putting the responsibility of assimilation on the host country. In what universe does that make sense?
All the people that speak Spanish I've encountered can speak English as well... unless they were elderly. But then again I lived around Peurto
Ricans, not Mexicans. I don't know if there is any difference. It never bothered me hearing them speak Spanish to one another. I had two PR families
that lived next to me for years. They were born American citizens just like all of us.
So basically from my perspective, I hear people whining about bi-lingual people because they aren't bi-lingual. Knowing two languages is a good
thing...why hate on them? If anything they should be envious. I wish I knew two languages fluently.
It's like the dumb kids in school making fun of the smart geeky kids because they subconsciously wished they were as smart as them.
Will you go to bat in this fashion for my ethnic people and their language? I doubt it.
I don't know what this is supposed to mean. I don't care what the ethnic people are. If I go to a Chinese place to get food, it does not bother me
that they speak Chinese to one another. It would be the same with any other ethnic group.
If I go around speaking said language I'll be considered crazy and locked up.
No clue what you are talking about. People don't get locked up for speaking a different language.
All of us here in America should start going around speaking our ancestral languages and living within the bounds only of those cultures. How long
before the country grinds to a halt?
It wouldn't, because they would know English
A strong country needs an identity of which all can unite upon.
We already have that. Why do you think they make the children recite the pledge of allegiance daily? TPTB want blind nationalism. If you are born and
raised in America, you have American culture pummeled into your brain.
Even each state, or area has its own culture in the USA. If you are raised in the city your culture is going to be different than someone that lives
on a farm. If you live in NYC your culture is going to be different than someone that lives in Kansas.
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