OP, you've been smokin' too much TV.
I think it is only disadvantageous to us to try and ignore other languages. Americans aren't just lazy and don't want to learn it, but they actively encourage unilingualism, an English word I just created, because english has no absolute definition.
Do have any idea how easy it would be for me to get a job if I knew more than English?!?! Do you have any idea the benefits you are helping suppress by arguing against public knowledge or acceptance of a noble and desirable talent of multilingualism. Or the mass implementation of multilingualism? Look, English has solidified itself at the top. Unless we want to re-write all software code, English is here to stay, and everyone will want to speak it.
But to discourage other languages is disadvantageous and stupid.
If you hear another language, it be hooves you to try and learn something, not shut them up. If you see a post in another language and want to read it, go to google translate, it's pretty simple. But stop discouraging knowledge and understanding. That doesn't help. Americans, myself included, are at a serious disadvantage in our ability to communicate face to face with other people, we need to change that.
"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."
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