It took half a century before the first steps were taken and the complete Dutchification of Flanders took more than a hundred years.
After the struggle for Dutch, now against English?
RELEASED our seventh article: 'Brief history of the language struggle in Flemish education', of a series of articles about the current state of national languages in some of our 'stateless' European/UK countries.
The aim of this series is to highlight the fact that millions of Europeans citizens are not allowed to live their language in normality in their motherland because of the open political battle that the state -to which these nations are currently subscribed to- holds against these languages when they are pointed out as the core reason for the existence of identities/cultures/traditions/nations other than the one and only embraced by the 'state'.
The majority of European citizens take for granted the privilege they have to be able to live their everyday live in their language within their country, without having to suffer the constant conflict -in every single living aspect- promoted by the 'state' and some state nationalists who refuse to speak, nor understand, the language of the land they choose to live in. However, the weight of millennial cultures allows us to stand strong defending our universal right to exist. And by doing so, enrich this wonderful patchwork of languages and cultures that Europe represents.
The power of people is robust and although some big corporate plans seem to be working against the very fabric of local cultures, we are convinced to overcome their drive to create a uniformed culture for a globalised world with a compulsory common digital identity that will, naturally, laminate the depth and diversity of cultural expressions.
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Keep safe with the courage of honesty towards freedom!
Here our sixth article covering the struggle of Flemish language through history: "Brief history of language struggle in Flemish education'.