The Language of Business
The Internet is leveling the playing field around the world. It’s why tech support is booming in Bangalore, India, for instance. But that’s
just an outward manifestation of the flattening playing field. What country has the largest middle class? Not The USA, but India; their
middle class will soon be larger than the entire population of the USA What is soon to be the largest English-speaking country? No,
not India, though 100 percent of its entrants into college must speak English exceptionally well. Rather, it’s China.

The point: English is certainly emerging as THE high tech language in an increasingly high tech world. India and China realized this
long ago. Have your kid’s teachers realized it? Have YOU? Can your children communicate intelligently in writing? Or can they only
write in ‘txt msg shthnd’? (
Text message shorthand) Can they even speak intelligently? What is their “CWPM” rate? (Curse Words Per
) let alone their use of: “Meaningless-Filler & Gratuitous-Phrases”, these are repetitive words or phrases, such as ‘like’, ‘um’ or
‘you-know’ in every sentence. It is the ability to get points across well and succinctly that will enable your kids to make a good living,
but they also must be lucky enough to go to the right schools, staffed by the right teachers, they must pointed in a useful direction.
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, are your kids getting that sort of guidance?

If your email and your Internet posts and your other writings sound like a spoiled teenager that didn't finish high school, don’t be
surprised if that’s exactly how you’re treated. You will not be able to get or keep many high paying jobs. You will not be able to ‘reach’
those jobs.

More importantly, do the people we’re paying professional-level wages to educate our children know? Does YOUR kid’s principal know?
What about your local school board? What are they doing to get your child ready for the business requirements for life in this century?
Do you know? Why not? Chances are they are all pushing Spanish and Bilingual education instead!

At all levels of our
'dear, sweet, caring' American Government, want to make this Country a multi-linguistic country. What they are
going to get, is the “Balkanization of America” where many languages are spoken by people who will have a tendency to live in
similar ethnic and language enclaves.
In the Eastern European Balkans, each ethnic group hates all the other ethnic groups.
Just like having many various “China Towns” and “German Towns” etc.
During and after the heyday of Ellis Island, many American cities, but especially New York, Boston and Chicago, were cities
divided into ethnic and language enclaves. Need I remind you, that the various enclaves did not get along, nor was mingling
encouraged, and considered as dangerous. Ethnic gangs were everywhere, if you valued your life and property, you avoided
crossing gang borders.

Now many American cities, both large and small, are once again divided by ethnic, racial, language and cultural differences…
and gang borders!

Multiculturalism without a common language is a breeder of disunity, where many people hate and are suspicious of everyone else ...
because they are so different.
Oil and water will only blend together when an emulsifier is added.
Without the emulsifier, the oil always rises to the top, forcing the water down to the bottom.
The same goes for people; one group will lead and prosper, while other groups flounder.
The true acceptance of cultural diversity requires mutual cultural understanding. If two people can not even begin to understand
each others language, how can they even begin to communicate with each other, except in very simple rudimentary ways?
Cultural understanding therefore becomes an impossible goal. How can people begin to have ‘acceptance’ and ‘tolerance’ and be
‘inclusive’, when all the diverse cultures can’t even communicate with each other?
The natural emulsifier of a common language is required first!

Study after study has shown that English immersion and other accelerated English programs are much more effective in preparing
immigrants for the “real world.” Yet
Leftists keep pushing bilingual “education” which only keeps immigrants from achieving their full

Have you noticed that right here in America, for many jobs now, a major job requirement is to be able to speak Spanish? Bilingual
English and Spanish has become a job requisite.
Non-Spanish speakers need not apply.
This is considered acceptable!? Have you seen any job openings where English is required,
and that non English speakers need not apply? Any business placing such a help wanted ad would be investigated by the EEOC and
heavy fines levied against the business. Most newspapers will not even publish such an ad.
So sorry, you can’t do that ...that’s racist!

Oregon Law requires that the Fire Department bosses speak the language of their crew. Even if there’s only one, in a crew of 20.
Why not make the Spanish-speakers learn English? This is just another example of the loony left taking control and putting our safety
at risk. Fire Department superiors are now being demoted because they can’t speak Spanish to accommodate one or more Spanish-
only firefighters.
How effective is it, to give out detailed instructions in TWO or MORE languages, especially in an emergency?
When broadcasting an Emergency Radio Communication, you would have to repeat each message TWICE... or more!

“The U.S. can welcome immigrants while at the same time encouraging assimilation. Everyone is free to practice the
customs and language of his native land, but today immigrants are actively discouraged from learning the few common
things that bind this country together, such as English... Anti-immigration sentiment will only rise if 'assimilation' continues
to be a dirty word.” —John Fund

English is the SOLE Official Language in 31 nations. An additional 20 nations recognize English as one
of two or more Official Languages.  That's 51 nations where English is spoken as an Official Language!

English is the world’s language for high tech and commercial business and international communications,
commerce, science, and technology. Not Spanish, not German, not Russian, nor even Japanese.
Not any of the many East Indian or Chinese languages or dialects.

All of the International Commercial Airline pilots and the Air Traffic Flight Control operators for these same International
flights the whole world over are
required to speak English with a certain high level of English proficiency, to be able to fly
an  International Flight, or to work in International Air Traffic Flight Control facilities.

The world is changing rapidly due to the Internet. Lead, follow or get out of the way!
To be able to compete in the 21st century in the business of business you must be well versed in the oral and written
language of Business – that’s English.

China and India have known that for years!


Words of Wisdom:
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to
us, he shall be treated in an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of
creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an
American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American
at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...
and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." -- Theodore Roosevelt 1907

"A primary job of the federal government is to unify Americans. Besides being our native tongue, English is the language of commerce
worldwide. Every student should be able to speak it fluently. That's the only way to ensure that no child gets left behind." -- Ed Feulner,
of the Heritage Foundation

We are really enabling immigrants to avoid learning English and assimilating into our culture because we give them everything they
need so they don’t have to learn to speak English or become part of the traditional melting pot.
By enabling these people, we build an enclave for them that looks like the one they ran away from at home -- Michael Reagan

"Congress can, and should, do more, including approving the necessary funding for the total number of new Border Patrol agents
recommended by the 9/11 Commission. It should also require that legal immigrants be fully assimilated into American culture.
This means requiring they learn U.S. History and the English language in order to pass a citizenship test. These were among the
recommendations made by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a recent gathering of conservative activists in Washington."
--Cal Thomas

Governmental Stupidity:
That's right! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) went after a Salvation Army thrift store BECAUSE THE STORE
REQUIRED EMPLOYEES TO SPEAK ENGLISH ON THE JOB! They even gave everyone a year to learn English.
Two refused and were fired.

Doing The Jobs Americans Won't Do?
Rich Lowry has pointed out in National Review:
"According to a new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, illegals make up 24 percent of workers in agriculture, 17 percent in cleaning,
14 percent in construction, and 12 percent in food production.
So 86 percent of construction workers, for instance, are either legal immigrants or Americans, despite the fact that this is one of the
alleged categories of untouchable jobs."

Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies makes a similar point:
"If the supply of foreign workers were to dry up (say, through actually enforcing the immigration law, for starters), employers would
respond to this new, tighter, labor market in two ways. One, they would offer higher wages, increased benefits, and improved working
conditions, so as to recruit and retain people from the remaining pool of workers. At the same time, the same employers would look for
ways to eliminate some of the jobs they now are having trouble filling. The result would be a new equilibrium, with blue-collar workers
making somewhat better money, but each one of those workers being more productive.

Economist Phillip Martin of the University of California at Davis -- who specializes in agricultural economics -- analyzed
the Bracero guest-worker program of the 1960s and found that when the cheap labor was withdrawn, remaining workers, members of
the United Farm Workers Union, received a 40%
increase in wages.  

So with this huge rise in wages did the cost of fruits and vegetables spiral out of sight? Nope. In fact, American consumers barely felt the

Martin figures that if those jobs did not go to illegal aliens, the increased wages for legal American workers would cost the average

So don't let the politicians hustle you and don't let the International Business Lobby make you sweat.  You can tell yourself with
certainty: There is no job Americans won't do for a reasonable wage.

.        Jobs that Americans Wont Do?
The jobs of construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, bricklaying, and roofing etc.
Are these all jobs that, “
Americans Won’t Do”? Just to name a few. Yet these very jobs are now being overrun with predominately illegal
foreign workers. Once most of the ‘old guard’ American workers are sent packing, the industries prevailing wage flattens, wage
increases disappear and realized wages are gradually reduced by not keeping up with inflation. Then what happens is that the jobs now
pay so little that most real Americans can’t afford to do them.

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Further references on this subject:

“The World is Flat”
is a book by: Thomas Friedman

Leo A. Notenboom of The Ask Leo! Newsletter
"I recently wrote about The Most Important Skill, a plea for greater emphasis on language skills and
specifically English language skills, among both native and non-native English speakers.
It was slightly off-topic since it's not necessarily directly related to computers."  
Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions.
Common Sense
The International Business World Speaks English!
Perhaps it would be a good idea, if the USA did too!
The International Business World Speaks English!

President, Barack Hussein Obama wanted all American Children to learn to speak Spanish!
He has never even hinted elsewhere ...that Spanish speaking children, should learn to speak English!
Let alone that Spanish speaking adults need to learn English.
Keep them ignorant, to keep them down! That's what Ol'Balmy wants!

"English has become the language of international business, commerce, science, and technology.
Other nations learn English, because English is the "universal" language in which things get done.
Only in America
(an English-speaking country!) would left-wingers like Barack Obama tell Americans
that their kids must learn Spanish!"

It also seems like the so-called "Reverends" Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have also been pushing the
"Keep 'em Ignorant!
Ever since MLK was assassinated.
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Did you ever see a preponderance of ‘imported foreign workers’ on the
Discovery Channel’s,
‘Dirty Jobs’ with Mike Rowe?        No you did not!