Speak American, dammit

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sydde, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    Apparently last week was Foreign Language Week. at least in NY schools. So to celebrate this, Pine Bush School broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance on the sound system every day in a different language. Of course, you cannot utter those sacred words in Islamic, that would be heresy. Veins popped all over creation, outrage flowed like lava, people ran about erratically with their hair on fire.

    No, you freaking dorks, they did not require all the students to recite the pledge in Arabic, they broadcast it on the sound system. Talk about trying to gin up some worthless hatred, through deliberate or sloppy misinformation.
  2. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    Drumming up outrage and hatred is the status quo for Fox News! That's what their viewers live for.
  3. sualpine macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2013
    As opposed to Michael Moore, Rachel Maddow, and Bill Maher?
  4. Praxis91 macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    Many NYers are sensitive, considering two large terrorist attacks occurred in NYC... are you surprised by people being upset? The terrorists weren't speaking Swedish.

    I think it's an overreaction, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. We have better issues in NYC, such as banning kids from drinking sugary drinks. LOL
  5. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Excellent rejoinder. Those three dish it out.

    The thread topic happened a while ago, I thought.
  6. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    It's funny how he reaches for the Nazi Germany comparison. I've always regarded the pledge as a leftover element of the Cold War era.
  7. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    And what is your point?

    Yes, those three individuals dish it out as well and it is disgusting but it does not change the fact that Fox News's entire business model is based on enraging viewers 24x7.
  8. sualpine macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2013
    I think you mean all American Media.
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    It's just another example or relativistic moral values ... they do it, so it's okay if I do it.

    I thought conservatives were supposed to have core values.

    Guess not.
  10. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    Yes, there are elements within the American Media whose sole purpose is to enrage viewers but none have taken it to the level of Fox News where it is not just a single TV show but the entire 24x7 media cycle.
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    There are Christians and other religious groups that speak Arabic. Somebody should let Fox News know.
  12. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    What to do? Cut off their free speech? Maybe the answer is to call it Faux News and advocate that nobody listen to it. We certainly cannot tolerate dissent from our chosen beliefs. It should be eradicated.
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Lol. I watched that FOX news network once. Could have sworn they were all on crack. What they broadcast shouldn't be called news.
  14. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    In 2009, the White House had much to say about Faux News, an incredible first. Name another administration to single out a single news provider and advocate against listening to it. It's like a heartbeat away from Dear Leader.

  15. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
  16. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Okay, I apologize. #
  17. Praxis91 macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
  18. A.Goldberg, Mar 25, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015

    A.Goldberg macrumors 68020


    Jan 31, 2015

    I spent some of my childhood growing up the greater NYC area and I'm generally moderate but tend to lean slightly right more than slightly left. I don't see anything wrong with this as it was a week dedicated to appreciating other languages. I don't find really find it insensitive at all. If it were in the NYC school system on 9/11 anniversary, then it probably be more room for debate.

    I had no idea where Pine Bush is, but as the name implies its upstate (about 2hrs outside of NYC). 9/11 was 14 years ago. Kids in High School now were in preschool, maybe kindergarten when the attacks occurred.

    This article says Jewish parents are angry. While they are probably annoyed because of the past issues with alleged antisemitism issues in the school (I am sympathetic for that and can relate if that is the case), they should remember that Arabic is one of the two official languages of Israel. So let's put things in prospective here and relax.

    Then again, if they said the Pledge of Allegiance was said in Spanish, people would probably complain that it was a conspiracy involving the illegal immigrants.

    Edit: If this town is truly as antisemitic as the news reports make it out to be, it's no wonder they have a problem with speaking Arabic. Just wait until they find out the numbers they've been using all along in math class are Arabic.
  19. DonJudgeMe macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2014
    I'm pretty sure it's impossible to recite anything in "Islamic".... what does that even mean. Arabic is the predominant languange of the 'Islamic culture', but no one speaks Islam. That's like saying I speak atheist.
  20. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I take exception that the thread title tells people to speak american, when americans actually speak english :rolleyes::D

    Unfortunately I can't watch the video at work, because my flash is out of date and my it dept wont update it .
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    Well a sort of English.
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  23. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Yes, but it's much more inflammatory to say "Islamic" than to say "Arabic."
  24. Huntn, Mar 26, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015

    Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Uh, NO there is a distinct difference between the people you mentioned and Faux News. What ever the agenda these people have, they are not masquerading as a legitimate, semi-neutral news organization, unlike Fox who firmly resides in the realm of the Conservative blogasphere. Now if Fox wants to change their name to the Fox-Pravda West, Fabricators of Conservative "Truths" Wink, I could buy that. ;) And Rachel Maddow, I've watched many of her shows and although it's an opinion show, I have high confidence in the accuracy of her reporting. That's why many conservative hate her. No one like having their noses rubbed in the uncomfortable truth. :)

    One of multitudes upon multitudes of Faux distortions:


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  25. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    ah the pledge of allegiance. A weird flashback to times where nationalism was fashionable.

    A pledge so often repeated (by kids who aren't allowed to vote or drink!) is utterly worthless.

    I had to pledge once in my lifetime and i mumbled myself through it.

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