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From: Norman Blake
Last week I voted in Forest Hills, a well-to-do section in the New York borough of Queens.
The rest of Queens makes me wonder what country I`m in. I hasten to add that this is not the wonderment of an enchanted traveler. [VDARE.COM note: To better understand Queens has changed, read the New York Times article, Queens Now Has Less Feta, More Jellyfish, by Robert Grimes, January 28, 2007.]
I thought that individuals had to demonstrate English competency to qualify for citizenship. Aren`t there terms and concepts that simply do not translate from one language to another?
Why are we Balkanizing balloting? What`s next—debate in Congress in a chop suey of languages?
Must we relearn the lesson of the Tower of Babel the hard way?
In plain old English I ask what the hell is going on?
"Blake" is a nom-de-plume. The writer notes that he was once a faculty member of a major university and hopes one day to return to academe. In the meantime he says that he "must keep a low profile" until he can " unmasked, safely storm the ramparts where Marx`s spawn interbreed."
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