I didn't say they are Spanish because they speak it. I said that if they only speak spanish and live here then this conversation is about them, no matter what country of origin. Actually I would feel the same about any language but spanish is the problem here since I rarely run across other languages in public.
Ok, after flipping back to page 5. Altrade said that spanish is the next biggest language next to english and that they will outnumber us in 10 yrs. So we might as well get used to it and learn spanish. Soooooooooo I replied that is like saying if we invade another country and outnumber them then they should just get used to it and start speaking english. Might I also add that i am the first to say I am confused as to why soo many other countries speak english. I see no need for them to unless they want to. While it may be true that they don't know how to go about learning or are short on money, I am was a ghetto kid and no one is gonna help me further my education, I have very poor english skills and it is my native tongue. WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY.
If you read Coppers post you'll see that she explains exactly what I have said i have a problem with. Perhaps I mis-judged when I rear-umed that this spanish thing is everywhere. Maybe it is not.
I wasn't talking to you when i said that. I was being a smart*ss.
Many countries have vast numbers of citizens who speak english and may or may not be helpful to new commers. I did not mean every country. However many of the poorer countries that immigrants are coming from are like what i described or can be.
I don't wholly agree but well said anyway. I guess in some sense it is relatable. I do agree that the more languages you speak not only the better off you are but probably more likely to have higher self esteem as well. I just think that if you move to another country it is respectful to learn the language. I am not saying that anyone should give up their cultures, religions, or languages, just learn mine if you want to live with me. I would do the same if I lived with you. I also agree that kids should have a second language mandatory in school. It should be for intelligent purposes not to accomodate the lazy, their should be a choice of languages or none at all.
Just for a political moment,
Hey if I have to give every little group a voice for what they do or don't like about my ways then shouldn't it be a 2 way street?