Monday, June 22, 2009

Say It Loud, I'm Dumb and I'm Proud

At a conference this past Saturday, Pat "Beware the Zulus" Buchanan played host to "White Nationalist" Peter Brimelow, who suggested that conservatives push "English Only" laws to try and gain public support:

I really do recommend the language issue because you know that polls better than immigration and affirmative action. Eighty-five percent of Americans say they would favor official language policy. The wonderful thing about this issue if you look at what’s going to actually happen here is you’re going to find that the Obama administration is going to gradually institute institutional bilingualism in the country. It’s going to be required to speak Spanish in key positions, the police force and so on. This is a direct attack on the American working class because they are not going to be bilingual.

Apparently, no one noticed throughout the entire meeting that they'd misspelled "Conference" on the banner hanging above their heads.

Maybe that's why they're so terrified of the idea of people speaking Spanish: they haven't really mastered English yet.


Louise Ure said...

Oh I hope this gets picked up widely, my dear. What a photo. (And what an idiotic political recommendations.)

Fran said...

Oh that is just too priceless! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I find myself in the pro-English camp, if only because it might require English teachers to beat into the skulls of young people the pitfalls of using such phrases as "institute institutional bilingualism."

That and how to spell the word "conference."

These things are important, you know. If they can't speak English, how can they ever hope to handle Spanish?

Anonymous said...


Never mind the great chunk of the American working class that already speaks Spanish, I suppose.

David Terrenoire said...

Wow. That whirring sound is Bill Buckley spinning in his grave.

JD Rhoades said...

Never mind the great chunk of the American working class that already speaks Spanish, I suppose.

Spanish is an elitist language, apparently.

Rabid Fox said...

I must say that Pat Buchanan is a guilty pleasure of mine. His special brand of crazy makes "The McLaughlin Group" all the more watchable.