For decades, immigration enthusiasts have offered conflicting assurances to skeptics who perceive a lack of assimilation among newcomers. Multiculturalism is a great gift to the United States, so why worry? Also, assimilation is proceeding apace, so, again, why worry? The former assurance is generally directed at liberals, and the latter is directed at conservatives, but the underlying point is the same—nothing to see here, just move along.
Pundits repeated the same assurances last month after Tom Brokaw remarked on how “Hispanics should work harder at assimilation,” and that “they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English.” Despite the furor and his subsequent apology, Brokaw is right to be concerned.
For those who still believe that Hispanic Americans will abandon Spanish just as Polish and Italian immigrants gave up their ancestral languages, the reaction to Tom Brokaw’s mild encouragement of assimilation must be disconcerting. Brokaw’s “Meet the Press” co-panelist Yamiche Alcindor took an anti-assimilation stance, saying, “…We also need to adjust what we think of as America.”
Yeah, fuck you. You want to come here, you adjust your damned self. You don’t want to do that, you stay wherever the fuck you’re at. Heritage Americans aren’t obligated to adjust a gott-damned thing, for you or any other invading alien. The US is a nation founded on particular ideals and values; the official language spoken here is English. If you prefer to use some other tongue, move to a country that shares your preference and leave us the hell alone.
Alcindor’s racist arrogance is bad enough; I assume she’s an immigrant herself, and she’s clearly a Leftard, so her position is no surprise. But this is probably worse:
Dear Tom Brokaw,
"Hispanics" are learning English just fine. The problem is that white people are doing a crappy job of assimilating into the increasing diversity of the country. The problem isn't Hispanic assimilation. It is white racism.
Thanks for coming to my TED Talk!
— Nelson Flores (@nelsonlflores) January 28, 2019
“Assimilating into the increasing diversity”? Yeah, fuck you too, pal. If you hate this country so bad you wish for it to commit national suicide by accomodating hordes of illegal-alien invaders who propose not to assimilate and contribute to their new home but to suck up resources and spit on those who provide them with benefits and freebies, you can vamanos yourself off to someplace that better suits your self-loathing and liberal guilt too.
As for the claim that the United States must become multilingual in order to compete in the global economy, it is undercut by numerous counterexamples. Look no further than China, which has grown wealthy selling products to the West despite having only a tiny percentage of citizens who are fluent in a European language. Similarly, monolingual Japan developed a tremendous export-based economy. Its problems today are due to a low birthrate, not homogeneity per se.
Far from enriching, multilingualism stresses cultural fault lines. Even in First World countries such as Canada, Spain, and Belgium, ethno-linguistic tensions have lingered for centuries. The best way to confront the problem here in the United States is to debate it openly, and that starts with questioning superficial reassurances, such as “multilingualism is wonderful” and “Hispanics will adopt English the same way past immigrants did.” Unfortunately, any questioning of the language issue—even by a famous liberal in good standing with the media—is met with swift condemnation, and so the empty assurances endure.
The “empty assurances” are lies, a tactic meant to lull Real Americans into a false sense of calm and complacency while their country is stolen right out from under them, to be remade into something in no way to their liking, without their informed consent. The vitriol of that “swift condemnation,” even of one of Lefty’s own, is proof enough of the real intent here for anyone with eyes to see.
“Debate it openly”? You gotta be kidding. You can’t debate honestly and in good faith with people who have neither, and view such traits as weakness. We’ve been doing just that for a long time already anyhow, right up to electing a rebel President based in large part on his promise to stop the border insanity. The national will was expressed peacefully, legally, responsibly, and CLEARLY, through the established electoral process.
And just what did THAT get us, pray tell? The PTB have tried unceasingly to undo said election and deprive us of our right to have a government respectful of and responsive to our wishes, continuing right on with their insults, slander, and open-borders sedition regardless.
The time for debate is over. The time for fighting back, by any and all means, is nigh.