Luke W. Mont on:
ORIGINAL MONT CONCEPT
re-printed with permission from "The Legal
L.W. Mont is
a regular columnist for the "Legal Size Paper", a
conservative newsletter available mostly on the east
side of North East.
“When too much of any new
flavor is dumped into a beer can without
adequate time for assimilation, the original taste can
be permanently ruined. I will demonstrate this by dropping
succotash into my beer. Just as most horses hate this
taste, so will our American culture. Now, get me another beer"
- quote from vinyl-restoration-guru
& Church of Moron philosopher Dr. Anhav
While authoring articles that involve your lost
brother, who also happens to be a
“political prophet”, it's amazing how much you learn about
yourself. Dredging up the old memories through forgotten
phonograph records and articles taught me as much about myself
as it did about my half-brother "Hot".
Hot spoke not as some
wild prophet who “saw” the future, but more as a mathematician
who put the equation together correctly well before all of the
factors were even acknowledged by the general public &
media. All of the information was already there, we just
didn't have the foresight to pull it together as he
views on the current immigration problems (especially
post-9-11) were absolutely on the money. His suggestion of a
all-inclusive national test for citizenship suddenly doesn't
sound as far fetched as it did when it was written in the
wonderful approach this would be to immigration today! To
actually join into the existing culture instead of isolating
yourself away in, for example, “Spanish-speaking only"
neighborhoods. What a novel concept!
As a person who has lived in many parts of this country, I've
recently watched the proliferation of
“ethnically/culturally exclusive” neighborhoods...to the point
of essentially scaring or inconveniencing everyone of other
origins away! It wasn't always like this. While living in metro Los Angeles in the eighties, I was smack dab in
the center of a primarily Hispanic neighborhood. But never
was there a problem with communication. These hard working
Mexican immigrants were a
welcome addition to the country; in other words, they were
just like all of the immigrants of decades
Somewhere between then and now, that has changed.
Political correctness prohibits many from speaking out against
the new “fill-in-the-blank” ethnic and religious neighborhoods that refuse
to integrate into our larger culture. Now, people fear they will be
labeled “racist” or worse. As the “gated
golf community” types scurry ever further into the suburbs
away from all of this change, they hypocritically deride
anyone who speaks out against these “separate subcultures”
and the damage they do to our unity. Just throw some money
at your favorite charity...that act somehow makes these "country-club dwellers" think that they're open minded and above the
essentially, they're just running away from integrating any
change to their own comfortable
world, and in reality, they are absolutely unwilling to accept any
new ideas into the world they've created. And, this is
America, so more power to them...but just be honest about
it! In my
view, they are almost as far off the mark as the immigrants
who refuse to assimilate.
addressed this issue of fragmentation over and over again.
His statements comparing the bi-lingual Canada
with what is happening here in the states were
“If new ideas ,
language & customs cannot be adequately assimilated
into the mainstream culture, splinter groups will arise
to serve the needs of small sub-cultures. The historical
precedence of this is yee-haw up there! In the case of Canada, it's simply because of
the vast distances between population centers, and the
different European nations that settled areas of it.
There is clearly a "French part" and an "English part"
& never the twain shall meet. The country will be
constantly wracked by secession attempts. America never
has had this original divide as Canada; but we are
creating an artificial & much more devastating one
by not requiring one primary language to be spoken,
taught & required at the schools & public
offices of all of the states in the
terminology “translation loss of language nuances”
brilliant concept. Certainly most
readers have seen how ridiculous direct translations from one
language to another appear. Just look at any product assembly
instructions that are directly translated from Korean or
Japanese. Downright hilarious sometimes! The nuances that
communicate subtlety are all but lost. The beauty of native
tongue is trashed into bland, non-expressive speech! Mont
“We cannot now or ever afford to become a
multi-lingual country. Of course, all races, creeds,
religions are welcome here , but a working basic
language skill in English is imperative. Why? Read on!
Too many ideas of great importance have been lost
through "translation loss of language nuances". The
multiple translations of one of our cultures most
revered writings is a prime example: The Bible… with
so many contradicting interpretations just among English-speaking people, imagine the confusion if multiple tongues are
thrown into the festering stew? Additional "language
nuance" differences emerge of course. The
Tower of Babel story is a clear example of what the
result can be. Our culture is headed for this same
then goes on to suggest that a “standard” be imposed for
citizenship. To impose any new laws fundamentally went against
Mont's thinking, and for him to even consider this type of
action exposes his genuine concern and feelings of desperation.:
“Because of my passion for not restricting new
cultural input into America , which is tempered by my
concern for language breakdown and the inherent
communication problems which will follow, I propose a
citizenship test that all of us already born here will
have to pass just the same as migrating aliens"
(a mock-up of this test is included in the 11th
chapter of "To The Moon, Aliens").
find no examples in history of multiple language nations
surviving & prospering for extended periods, as Mont also
points out. There are, however, many examples of failed
empires that had no one predominant language .
Will we just let history repeat itself again; will we just
roll over and soon become another “also ran” nation? If Mont's
warnings are accurate, our demotion to "third world nation"
will surely be in full effect before the newborns of today
reach voting age.
offers solutions. But his solutions are sometimes a bitter
pill to swallow. His steadfast belief that government has
created much of the problem is a well-founded view. Mont
writings consistently mention the downfall started by Lyndon
Johnson's “Great Society” of governmental
Although Mont loudly defended and applauded Johnson's
civil rights actions taken during his presidential tenure
(only passed with massive Republican support & minimal Democrat support), he strongly suggests many
times that much of the mechanism of eventual downfall was
also put into place by Johnson and his cronies. In the
next article, I'll explore some of the extreme statements and
radical interpretations of "The Dream: The Creation of
Hot Mont". It's truly a confusing and misinterpreted document
to say the least.