Saturday, May 20, 2006

Whether English Or Spanish - It's Chinese for the U.S.

That the United States is rapidly becoming a hispanic nation is clear.

Under current demographic projections the entire nation will look ethnically, and racially very much like the state of California within only four decades. That's a huge change for any nation to accomodate in such a short period. Just how will the United States fair this huge demographic shift?

Most of hispanic culture is so similar to "Anglo" culture that any predictions for impending chaos is unfounded, yet the issue of language remains vitally important for it is at the crux of how any nation, and how any people organizes itself.

Previous generations of immigrants to the United States rapidly dropped the use of their native tongues, and adopted English, but they did so out of necessity.

Conservation of time, and energy dictates that the vast majority of people will not put a great deal of time, or effort into learning a language, or any other skill, unless they need to do so. We don't see, for example millions of "anglos" taking crash courses in Spanish even though they know they will eventually need to speak that language. Hispanics will likewise wonder why they should waste their time learning English, if they can attain a high standard of living without learning it.

With the flood of hispanics into the U.S. it will become less, and less likely that immigrants will actually need to learn English, and fewer, and fewer will waste their time, and energy doing so. The United States will become a hispanic nation, but this should not become a national obsession Having a common language is important, yet having a common national goal of promoting the social good is much more important. Anglos it can be argued, have seemingly abandoned their commitment to future generations of Americans - hispanics certainly could do no worse.

As anglo history, and anglo culture in the U.S. becomes increasingly marginalized, and is eventually forgotten, the United States will reinvent itself - but into what?

The deliberate policy of flooding the nation with tens of millions of illegal aliens so as to further enrich the ruling class through the exploitation of cheap labor is only one of many factors shaping the fate of the nation.

Even without consideration of the inevitable ethnic shift the destruction of the American Middle Class, and the substitution of a large permanent underclass is inevitable. The United States is rapidly transforming into a nation not unlike modern China - not Mexico. Americans need to concern themselves less with language, and ethnicity, and more with sustained economic growth, and a continuing commitment to democratic, and republican ideology.

The United State's political system has been coopted by special interest to such an extent that the very system itself promotes, and sustains short-sighted, self-interested, and corrupt representation. Sadly, those individuals with the least concern for the very people they represent succeed best in a broken political system Americans have learned to accept.

It seems obvious that little will be done by America's "leaders" to address the nation's growing economic, and social problems.

Those living today in the United States have the unenviable position of knowing that their standard of living will decline, or at the very least become more difficult to sustain throughout their lifetimes. This is the first generation of Americans in history to have to accept this fate.

The Unites States faces some of its most trying days ahead, and the fracturing of the nation along ethnic lines is just one of the issues it faces.

Other issues even more important than ethnicity loom over the nation. These pressing issues question the very fate of the United States as a robost nation.

  • How can any nation with an economy based almost solely upon consumer spending financed by foreign credit continue to finance itself?
  • How can a debtor society continue to finance a huge military industrial complex - the crown jewel of the American Empire?
  • How can any nation which fails to protect its manufacturing base, and watches passively as its services sector is outsourced remain economically viable?

All empires rise, and fall - not one has avoided this fate - The American Empire Will Fall.

It is clear that the U.S. is headed for troubled times. We the people have actively chosen this national fate through our ignorance, apathy, and greed. Our impluse to obtain pleasure now, and ignore the consequences of our bad choices has guided our moral, economic, and political path for too long. In the end our lack of concern for the future has doomed future generations of Americans to economic, social, and military declijne.

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