My discrimination against prejudice.
My mother sent me a link for a petition a long time ago. I responded.
I was sent the same type of link again yesterday. I copied and pasted the response.
Then I couldn't remeber if I had put it anywhere else so here it is.
I love you. Here's to hoping you'll get over this some day.
Ten Reasons Why I did not/will not sign such a petition.
#1 Sensationalism such as 'firing people to hire bilingual people' as mentioned by the original sender in your message is wrong. It's called propaganda. It's using words to make the unreal appear to be real. It’s natural that bi-lingual people have an advantage in the hiring process. Probably shouldn’t have gotten that D in Spanish in high school eh?
#2 How many of the founding fathers were born in this country? Hint: Not the majority.
#3 Is anyone 'forcing' anyone to learn spanish? Is anyone forcing anyone to even learn proper english?
#4 How can ANY immigrants, latino or otherwise, be expected to learn a language that mutates every time a new rap or country song debuts? For fuck’s sake, given the level of literacy on the internet, I am amazed we’re still a country at all.
#5 Recent demographic analysis points to the year 2043 as the year the population of the United States reaches 400 million. The projected racial breakdown is 30% latino origin, 26% caucasian, 20% black, 18% mixed origin, 6% other including asian. That’s right. We’ll be a minority if we’re alive.
#6 By 2043, the english language will have over 750 new words added to the Oxford dictionary at the present rate of 'word growth'. These 'new words' will be derivatives of words from other cultures from around the world.
#7 Adopting a national language has been approached by nearly every generation since the Revolutionary War. Each time it has been refuted as a step that the founding fathers and many Americans would support. The reason is simple. Our country is supposed to be a bastion of freedom from oppression. The statue of Liberty has this poem inscribed upon it.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift up my lamp beside the golden door."
If we shut the doors to people just because they don't speak our language then where else are they supposed to go until their country gets straightened out?
#8 On our money, we use the old language of latin in several places.
E Pluribus Unum = Out of many, One Shown on nearly every coin before the inclusion of In god we trust and also clutched on a banner in the eagle's mouth on the back of a dolllar bill.
Novus Ordo Seclorum = New Order of the World Shown at the base of the pyramid on a dollar bill and originally suggested by Charles Thomson, the founding father in charge of designing the Great Seal of the United States. Thomson was adopted by the Iroquois indians for his work to include them in American society as an equal race. Later in our history, we overtook the Native American nations supplanting them with our own cultural ideals. Sound familiar? If we can't move past this idea that we are Americans only then perhaps one day the latinos will relegate our race to the reservations. We must strive to continue the new WORLD order and that means the inclusion of everyone rather than the exclusion of a few.
Annuit Coeptis = Providence favors our endeavors Shown above the unfinished pyramid on the back of a dollar bill. In other words, luck will help us to finish the job of building the world.
If you cannot speak some latin then get the fuck out of my country. It is on your god-loving money and was used as a text to create your bible. Not so god-loving after all are we since we don't use that version? Oh wait. Catholic latinos use the latin bible 'incantations' often.
#9 It is a well documented philological fact that learning a second language is conducive to teaching critical thinking. Education is the single most important issue to new parents in America. I absolutely loved French class in school. It helped me in English, Speech, and Creative Writing.
#10 It isn't only hispanic people that are facing challenges when applying for citizenship to the US. An immigrant must keep their 'green card' for five years before being allowed to take the naturalization test. Included in the test are questions like:
Name the original 13 colonies.
Who is 4th in line for the presidency? position or name.
What is the U.S. Constitution?
Incidentally, if you are already a citizen of the United States and cannot answer these questions then get the fuck out of my country. You can't be in my American club. Do you see how unfair that seems?
This anti-immigration stuff looks like a modern version of KKK-like policy concerning those who are different from people that were simply born in a different geographical location. Really, we need to 'get over ourselves' and not just accommodate but acclimate new immigrants into our society in my opinion. Exclusion has been tried and practiced for far too long by past generations. We must try inclusion before we are the ones excluded in this societal evolution.