Bilingual Nations: Language as a pretense for invasion.
History has many examples of language and culture being used as a pretense for invasion.
Of late, Putin’s reasoning for invading Crimea contained some type of ordained responsibility to protect Russian speaking people. This follows the model set by Germany as they invaded Czechoslovakia to protect the Germans in Sudetenland.
Hitler merely followed a litany of historical examples based on the same manufactured excuse.
When it is suggested that English become the official national language of the United States, it is in part presented to solidify the nation and promote assimilation not only of language but also of culture.
The American southwest is heavily Latino and consequently bilingual. It abuts a sovereign nation sharing that second language. Multiculturalists applaud such a condition. Governmental documents and procedures bow to this arrangement by placating those who are English language skill deficient. A kind and gentle approach.
But history has proven that when large segments of one country abuts another in which the language of that second country is perpetuated, as well as the culture, frictions eventually result.
I am not suggesting Mexico will someday reclaim the Southwest of the United States. But, I am suggesting that the Southwest is not “entirely” in the national fold. As noted in this article,
“MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished….This plan is what is referred to as the “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S.”
Thus the condition exists, not exactly as the Crimean or the Sudetenland, but still similar.
The failure to assimilate, the failure to bind a country under one language has a historical track record not to be disregarded. Multicultural sounds sexy and intellectually divine, but with it comes fragmentation and excuses for grand designs.