Tom Mazanec wrote:Civil wars can be as bad as any.
Is not all war civil? It is always man against man; brother against brother. National identities and regional seperations (Nations and Regions are totally different things) may set us apart, but are we not all human at our core?
Sorry, I was getting a bit philosophical there. Yes, I think the PLQ could take a big lesson from the FLQ. Terrorist acts do little but show that you are willing to harm innocents to get your way, and therefore tell others you consider your ideals and/or your people worth more than others. Only by proving you want to change things legally and believe in the legal process can you show you deserve such things.
And while I do agree that people should learn English (Or French in Canada's case if you go to Quebec) if you come to Canada or America, culture is not intrinsically tied to language. There are those who still practice ancient African beliefs but do so entirely in another language (Typically French or English). Or there's pretty much every latino country that speaks Spanish or Portugese, and contain large groups of people who still practice old tribal ways, but, once again, in another language.
Yes, people should fluently learn the language of their new nation, but that doesn't mean they give up their culture. Culture is habits, practices, beliefs, and while it can be linked to language, it doesn't mean you can't speak English.
Heck, even when Culture IS tied to language, it doesn't mean you can't speak english. Look at the First Nations groups; they speak more than one language (Especially the Metis, who speak English, French, and the language of their Nation). If they can do this, does it not stand to reason that people who claim they can't speak English properly because they don't want to lose their culture just aren't willing to adapt?
I think I'm rambling and have lost my point. Did that all make sense?
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