Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Yeah, my question was rhetorical. Short answer is they are offered a choice between what is Right and what is Easy, and I already posted my two cents on that in this post.
Now, if I understand the question correctly, is that asking why wont Americans "just learn spanish"? I wont because I believe I shouldn't have to if I live in the US. That partially expands what is Right and Easy because it defends the historical values of the US. Not the corporatized imposed values, but values of the people. American people speak english. If one wants to come to America, then welcome, please come here to be a part of the American people and to become an American, not a Mexican in America that demands all us crackers learn their language. If we cater only to the immigrants and demand our own population learn the language of immigrants, then we have politicians and corporations that are pandering to the immigrants in an effort to displace the "more expensive" Americans in favor of immigrants who are more easily taken advantage of. Im also not a fan of "get the immigrants to vote" as many (not all) vote quite differently than Americans. Political pandering.
Every country can handle some immigration, but there comes a point where the native society can be completely overwhelmed and displaces the native population. It takes time for immigrants to adapt to the new society in which they live. What I feel like is happening today is that the US govt has abandoned all protections of our society in favor of "cheaper" and "democratic leaning" immigrants. Illegal immigration seems very well to be encouraged, and when caught, barely a slap on the wrist. When I go to a store and everyone else in that store speaks spanish and I wont, I feel both displaced and completely betrayed. When I visit a school and see classrooms being taught in spanish that are not spanish classes, then I know that something is deeply wrong. And again, this isnt something against the immigrating individuals, but our policies and attitudes toward immigration.
In general, it seems like our leaders are pushing more for encouraging both Welfare and Open Borders and insist on doing so for various reasons, very few of which takes societal responsibility of protecting the values of the individual from being displaced by immigration. I think what will be expected of me in 20 years, should I see two people speaking to each other in Chinese is to yell at them and demand they "speak spanish", not english.
Now, this is all if I understood the phrasing of your question correctly. And sorry for the delay, I missed the question you posed.