The rise of the speaking of non-common languages across the UK is all part of the ‘divide and conquer’ plan of those who wish to spread unrest and paranoia, isn’t it?
Behind the upsurge in, say, the Welsh language in Wales, along with the encouragement of the speaking of any of the 300 other ‘community languages’ from countries of the origin of the population, is the cynical attempt to isolate communities from each other.
Even where, say, English is spoken, the Welsh can instantly isolate themselves by speaking Welsh. True, it’s one of their two official languages, and so they have every right to speak it in the company of themselves. But in front of non-Welsh speakers? Speaking Welsh excludes all but other Welsh speakers from the conversation. Or speaking Pashtu, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, or, in fact, anything but English, generally leaves out others living in the UK. It’s a way to exclude them. Excluding others is power!
It is true that a gigantic highly lucrative business has popped up over the decades translating from and to the different ‘community languages’, but with current moves to try to make knowledge of English essential for residents of the UK, this will reduce in size and cost for the UK. This is a very good thing. But it’s not actually about the translation industry.
The plot’s not about being able to understand or speak the common language (English). It’s all about encouraging people to be able to speak behind each other’s backs even though they are also able to converse in English, the common language. Speaking in a ‘community language’ allows them to isolate.
Let’s face it, only a true scholar would be able to speak the full 300 languages of the UK, let alone understand the different dialects. So, what we have is an impossible to defeat encouragement to division and isolation. Heaven forbid that a family living in the UK with ancestral roots in, say, Greece, could only speak English. That would not allow or encourage isolation, would it? They’d be encouraged to learn to speak Greek by the brigade that want division.
Speaking a ‘community language’ in public is convenient but rude. Very rude. It’s also unfair to most of the English speakers in the UK who only have English as their community language and are therefore instantly disadvantaged.
It is because of this that my other half and I deliberately learned a non-English language. We can both speak Arabic despite being wonderful English people from England (I know it’s racist to be English, and I do apologise for being so obviously racist by heritage).
Brilliantly, we have experimented at times by having private sneering conversations in front of others totally unaware that we were actively taking the piss out of them. And why shouldn’t we? We isolated ourselves from them by speaking Arabic, whilst sitting right next to them. It makes them feel awkward and outside the loop, which is even funnier.
And that’s exactly why the proliferation of non-English languages is encouraged across the UK, isn’t it?