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March 12, 2015

There are 92 recorded languages classified as extinct. The cultures that spoke these languages were subsumed by a dominant culture and the language was no longer spoken.

That figure of 92 happens to be a small fraction of the languages that once existed. Countless more vanished without a trace.

You have a vague idea of how this happened from history class or the discovery channel.  Conquering nations or simply faster-growing nations took over and when they did, indigenous people were either driven off or forced to assimilate. Little or nothing was left of the old ways.

Think of the Native Americans. They were here long before “us.” They had a thriving culture and lost it all.

Hard core, but it’s nothing new. Not at all. In fact, the Iroquois actually drove out other indigenous people, only a little less violently.

Europe was no different. There were countless cultures that flourished for a time and were then conquered by another more powerful and aggressive invader.

Not to be crude, but if you do a sophisticated DNA test today, you’ll get a report with anomalies that really aren’t anomalies. For example, you might have thought you and all your ancestors were proper English people, but the report tells you that you’re 70 percent English and 20 percent Germanic and 10 percent Italian or Scandinavian. You might think it’s because some ancestor of yours was a ship captain who picked up a wife on his travels, but it probably is the result of something else.  The Romans, Goths and Visigoths, the Mongols and Vikings, all the barbarians, either picked a local wife or … well, you get the idea.

Why the history lesson? It’s to remind you that it isn’t written anywhere that one kind of culture shall forever and always remain the dominant culture in any particular place. In fact, history shows just the opposite.

This applies to white folks, too. It’s not written anywhere that white people are the best and greatest of all time. God hasn’t singled them out as his favorite people, like many of them believe.

In fact, the Deity of Demographics seems to have a different idea entirely. In this regard, five years ago, whites became the minority for children under one year old in the U.S. Today, whites are now a minority among children under five years old. In another five years…

Eventually, almost inevitably, if current trends continue, brown and black people will be the dominant culture in America.

Alert: If you’ve read this far and you’re feeling uncomfortable, you might have latent redneck tendencies.

Now to the issue at hand: Privately-held Univision announced yesterday that it was exploring public offering. Market analysts say that it could be a major IPO, one of the biggest.  Why? Because alone among network television systems and media entities in general, Spanish-language Univision is actually growing. It already eclipses the other networks in terms of viewership and profitability.

Tal vez es hora de estudiar espanol.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    March 12, 2015 1:35 PM

    The younger generation is better. More open minded. They’ll figure it out. Life will go on and be good. Believe.

    BTW-Although you guys are a little whacked, you do good work. Keep it up.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    March 13, 2015 12:42 AM

    I look forward to your blog updates. I agree with the other Anonymous … you guys *are* whacked … and that’s why I love reading you.

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