Blogs by Tom Hyland
DRY-FRONTS UNITE !
9/13/2006 10:56:54 AM
? USTEDES COMPRENDE ESPANOL?
"Padre Nuestro, que esta in los cielos, sanctificado Su Nombre, venga Tu reigna...
Yeah, I know, it's a bother --- had two years of High School Spanish, way back in 1956-1958 --- little did I know that someday I'd be FORCED to use it! Gee, that was FORTY-EIGHT years ago! TEMPER FUGIT!
Copyright: 9/12/06 – Tom Hyland
‘No Habla Espanola!” If you are sick and tired of everything imaginable being ‘shoved down your throat’ in Spanish – PRESS 1 !!!
Every phone call you make now, whether to a business or even a government office requires you to listen to a message telling you to change your language! WHY? Why aren’t people from other ethnic cultures no longer required to learn and SPEAK English? It is now like the tail wagging the dog! If the current trend of pampering continues, some day the message may possibly be reversed. That is, the recording all being in Spanish, telling you to “El PRESSO DOS POR ENGLESE.”
Where in hell have the minds of ALL of our government officials gone? Back up their RECTUMS, I’ll bet! What ever happened to the concept of ASSIMILATION? Whenever a person from anywhere moves to a new place and wants to become a part of that community, they must learn, adapt, and EMBRACE the manners, customs, and language of that community. IT MADE SENSE, and it STILL DOES!
Let’s consider just a couple of examples, okay? If one solitary person from one culture who speaks only his language goes to a different land, where almost all of those people are from a totally different culture and language, how can he communicate? Well, first of all he may attempt hand or sign language, along with facial and body language, right? With a little work of pointing and perhaps touching parts of his body, and the others mimicking him, maybe they will identify each other with a name. Hunger, thirst, tiredness, happiness, sadness, and probably several other feelings might be expressed thusly. But ultimately, in order to truly communicate things, like ideas, they need to establish a COMMON language.
Now, does any common sense come into play here? Which seems more probable and efficient: one man learning THEIR words (two, ten, a hundred, a thousand people), or ALL of them (the INHABITANTS, the INDIGENOUS) who are living in THEIR
land, trying to learn HIS language? If you really have to spend time thinking about the correct answer, then you might want to get your rectum checked – “Ostrich Syndrome” might be present. Perhaps the ‘visitor’ is a highly educated, college graduate, maybe even with a PHD, but if he is marooned on an island, inhabited by a highly intelligent group of people who speak a different language, he should become a “quick study” if he wants to survive amicably. Hell, the wrong gesture might find him sitting inside a BOILING POT AS LUNCH!
Parenthetically, what if it is a one-on-one situation? You know, like: “Me TARZAN – you JANE!” or how about Robinson Crusoe and his man, Friday, who just happened to be a CANNIBAL? Then there’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto, any idea what “Kemo Sabe” means? According to one site I GOOGLED there are several possibilities, namely:
“Fran Striker, who wrote the scripts, was also the person who answered the fan letters to the Lone Ranger. He always started his replies with... "Ta-i ke-mo sah-bee" ("Greetings trusty scout").”
“Dr. Goddard, of the Smithsonian Institution, was reported as believing that Kemo Sabe was from the Tewa dialect. He supported his contention by calling on the "Ethno geography of the Tewa Indians" which appeared in the 29th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1916). It seems that in Tewa, "Apache" equates to Sabe and "friend" to Kema.
Jim Jewell, who directed "The Lone Ranger" until 1938 said he'd lifted the term from the name of a boys' camp at Mullet Lake just south of Mackinac, Michigan called Kamp Kee-Mo Sah-Bee. The camp had been established in 1911 by Jewell's father-in-law, Charles Yeager, and operated until about 1940. Translation of kee-mo sah-bee, according to Jewell was "trusty scout."
A scholar from the University of California at Berkley thought that Kemo Sabe came from the Yavapai, a dialect spoken in Arizona and meant "one who is white," since the Ranger always wore a WHITE shirt and trousers in the earliest publicity photos. The Yavapai term is "kinmasaba" or "kinmasabeh."
SO – only two words, which appeared many, many times throughout the “Days of Yesteryear” can still be totally misinterpreted, even today – Trusty Scout? Apache Friend? Both Positive – OR – was it more like: “Tonto, we’re surrounded by a band of blood-thirsty INDIANS!” --- “ WHO’S WE, KEMO SABE? (WHITE MAN) !!!
As the great playwright, William Shakespeare, has proffered: “What’s in a name (word)?” EVERYTHING! One word can signal: Amity or Animosity, Peace or War, Love or Hatred, Good or Bad, Positive or Negative, Yea or Nay, Yes or No, Defamation or Praise – Wet-Back or Dry-Front!
So, why should the indigenous society, the greater majority of the existing populace, have to kowtow to the wishes and demands of illegal aliens? For that matter, even LEGAL immigrants who, by law, are required to pass a written test presented in English! Why should OUR children be forced to learn THEIR language? Why shouldn’t THEY be forced to learn OUR language? Please note the dichotomous thinking here, which has now caused a great schism in our society.
What’s wrong with this picture? You want: Health Care benefits? Social Security benefits? The Right to Vote? A J-O-B? A Driver’s license? The Pursuit of Happiness? Freedom of Speech? Freedom to Worship? Freedom of Assembly? A license to “PACK”, legally carry a weapon? In short, ALL the rights of American citizens, right?
You want to be an AMERICAN? GREAT! LEARN THE LANGUAGE! PASS THE TEST! OBEY THE LAWS! Then, AFTER you become a LEGAL citizen, you will be entitled to the various freedoms and benefits, which accompany citizenship – but NOT BEFORE! “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!”
But, wait a minute, what about the first generation of children of illegal aliens, who were BORN here? What about it? Let’s see now, should they really receive a FREE RIDE - free healthcare and education that are paid for out of the National Treasury, out of OUR TAX DOLLARS? Dollars that DEPLETE the funds that are constantly needed to pay out Social Security Retirement and Disability benefits to MILLIONS of retired WORKERS, who faithfully PAID IN, during their lifetime of LEGAL employment – THE BABY BOOMERS! This STUPIDITY makes the WELFARE BOONDOGGLE look almost miniscule!
“When in Rome do as the Romans do!” Consider travelers and tourists who go to other countries just to visit, or vacation. While it is true that many, if not most other nations’ peoples do speak English, WHY do they do so? Is it because they want their BUSINESS, their MONEY? And on the other side of the coin, so to speak, we have the UGLY American, who rarely is capable of speaking a second language. He or she quite often is intelligent enough to purchase and carry a bi-lingual pocket dictionary for the country being visited, don’t they? Or do they simply shrug their shoulders and say: “No habla Espanol?”
Could it be that both the Administration and Congress, along with greedy farmers, ranchers, and other business owners, are ‘lining their pockets with unclaimed silver?” These ‘poor unfortunates’ (pobrocitos) are crying all the way to the BANK! If they can get away with ‘cheap labor’ and AVOID paying minimum wage (which would be illegal to an American CITIZEN) is it possible that THAT is the real reason they can’t find legal American workers to do those so-called “dirty jobs?” In fact, just three or four nights ago, a black entertainer, a guest on one of the Late Night TV shows, made a comment to the effect of: “Oh, yeah – sure - they’re gonna’ build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico – SURE! WHO do you think they will get to BUILD it?”
Oh, lest I forget to mention, remember those same BABY BOOMERS I referred to previously? Many thousands, if not millions, have to make DAILY decisions between EATING, or PAYING for their NEEDED MEDICATIONS, that the ‘Great American Pharmaceutical RIP-OFF” does NOT COVER!!! ANOTHER BOONDOGGLE ITSELF!
Finally, as I approach the end of this diatribe, or to be more politically ‘correct’ nowadays, BLOG – I have to ask myself: “Why do I waste my time even writing such drivel?” No one in Authority will ever read it! No one who can do anything POSITIVE to correct this heinous misadventure will ever actually DO anything about it, will they? I certainly won’t earn a lousy
“Plugged nickel” for my efforts, by posting it here! Some will read this and label me as a “Racist BASTARD” perhaps? C’est la vie!
If nothing else, the sheer therapy provided by writing and ‘venting’ one’s anger is a good enough reason. Also, there is the remote possibility that only one or two other LEGAL American Patriots might actually agree with me? Heck, they might even be inspired to get off their ARSES, and write something similar – or send an email to their Senators and elected so-called Representatives (I know, SICK JOKE!) – they might even do as I do, and always VOTE against the existing ‘CHUMPION” in office, and not re-elect those who have been SCREWING US royally for years!
Gee, do I sound cynical, or what? SORRY – I’m a DRY-FRONT – ERGO:
“No Comprende Espanol!” “No Habla Espanol’ – “En Englese, por favor!”
‘Hasta la Vista!” “Hasta Luego!” “Via Con DIOS, Amigo!”
“Vivala Tacos, y Burritos, y Fajitas, y Nachos, y Enchiladas!”
“Adelante, Muchachos!” DRY-FRONTS UNITE!!!
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