English is not, and never has been, America’s official language. We don’t have one, and the reason for that is pretty straightforward: Our nation was born multicultural. A legal system from England, democracy from France, a governmental structure from Greece, slaves from Africa — all written down and quantified using Arabic numerals. And if all that seems a little esoteric, then see how many of our Founders spoke only one language, if not a half-dozen or more. Granted, from the perspective of someone who makes his living on the language, English is almost certainly the best of them all — but if it is, then it’s only because our language is made up of bits and pieces of almost every other.
English is, by definition, the world’s PREMIER multicultural language. But it’s not the only one spoken here.
In every way but one, the above SNAP food stamp assistance form from Michigan is pretty standard, at least in the sense that it’s yet another entitlement fastidiously destroying the Free Market by removing the Poor’s starvation incentive to work. For those unfamiliar with the language, no, that’s not Elvish — its the national language of DurkaDurkastan, where Islamist terrorist babies came from. And, predictably, it’s got some conservative turbans in a wad.
Of course, it’s not uncommon for states to issue forms in several languages to suit the needs of the population. You’ll find French forms in Maine, Spanish and Creole (for the Hatians) in Florida, and Chinese in California, German in Wisconsin, Italian in New York. Southern Michigan, as it turns out, has proportionally the nation’s largest population of Arab immigrants, who arrived there in several waves starting in the 1880s. And of them, about 80 percent are U.S. citizens, and the largest concentrations are in and around Detroit. While the employed Arabs in Michigan tend to make about 4 percent more than non-Arabs, about 10 percent are unemployed.
Now, given all that — it might seem pretty reasonable to expect that the state would provide government forms in Arabic. But where some see reason, others see conspiracy. Not just Muslim terrorist conspiracy, mind you — which is always a danger with ferriners. Worse, it’s a conspiracy by the worst kinds of terrorists: poverty-stricken heathen polygamists!
Doug Giles, FOX contributor, proprietor of the Clash Daily, and male model for 1930s German propaganda posters, writes:
The camel’s nose is officially in the tent in Michigan!
Muslim men are allowed to have as many as 4 wives. Many Muslims have immigrated into the U.S. and brought their 2-3-or 4 wives with them, but the U.S. does not allow multi-marriages, so the man lists one wife as his, and signs the other 2 or 3 up as extended family on welfare and other free Government programs!
Every time you add a new language to an American program it requires an additional number of persons fluent in that language to process those persons who refuse to learn English in order to live here at an additional cost to the taxpayer! Why are we even allowing persons to immigrate here who cannot provide for themselves and then putting them in our welfare system?
This is quite alarming!!! This seems to have happened clandestinely, or as far as I know, because no public announcement or opportunity to vote on this was offered to the American people. They’re just adopting an official stance, and very likely using tax-payer money for it, in various capacities, without public knowledge or approval.
When did the ARABIC option sneak into our culture? We don’t do this for other cultures, except those that speak Spanish!
Holy crap, Doug! That is alarming! Here are a couple of thoughts even more alarming.
- In a state with the largest number of Arab-speakers of anywhere in America, it probably doesn’t take much “additional taxpayer money” to find someone who speaks it. Apparently, more than a few of those Mooslems are a bit hard-up for cash.
- “This seems to have happened clandestinely…[no] opportunity to vote on this was offered to the American people.” That’s right, because every change in government form formatting requires a direct vote from We the People. Wait…we still live in a Republic, right?
- “We don’t do this for other cultures, except for those that speak Spanish!” That’s true. Unless you’re talking about the ones who speak French, German, Chinese, Italian and Creole.
- The Quran does indeed grant an exception to the monogamy rule, in that a man can marry the mother of an orphaned child in need of a provider. Unlike the Mormons, this kind of “polygamy” isn’t just about banging as many 12-year-old virgins as possible; it’s more to ensure the welfare of the community as a whole. Of course, it’s not as though The Bible in ANY WAY endorsed polygamy. Heathens.
Senior Airman, Blaze Contributor and Fabricator of Statistics Brian Kolfage responded to Giles’ article with one of his own, which even by the standards of third-wave bloggerism reads like a North Korean knockoff of a Chinese knockoff of a Mexican handbag. We won’t link you to the article, since we’ve heard Giles’ page links may or may not contain ebola; but here’s the Facebook post that went with it.
Of course, we’re not going to ask Kolfage to verify that 25 percent figure, since he has a history of problems with verifying figures and statements.
But, lying douche acolytes, bad logic (and bad writing) aside, we can’t help but get a good chuckle out of this latest little sideshow. A show so far to the side that it hasn’t even warranted a hissy fit on Hannity. Yet. And while some of us might agree that no child should grow up in the United States without learning English (if only because the career choices here are pretty limited otherwise), we’ll buy Michigan’s Arab Invasion conspiracy the moment Alex Jones puts forth a conspiracy theory on the false flag invasion of Maine by French-Canadians.
Wait…somebody made a documentary about that one time….
Big H/T to Alan.com