Alternatively, up until the 1960s, I don't know that America would be seen as very democratic unless you were white and not impoverished. Further back we throw being a male into the equation. Further still and land ownership was a prerequisite. What I mean is, "democracy" as you mean it, is an experimental ideal at the very most and I'm very unimpressed with what, in effect, are the ugliest beauty pageants in the world that elect reality tv stars. I don't make pretend that these ugly beauty pageants are going anywhere. No more than I suspect that NYC will be cleared of its rat infestations. But all the same I view it in proper revulsion. If you think everything that isn't Liberal Democracy is "dictatorship" then I'm not sure there's much discussion to be had here. I'm not talking down to you at all, your understanding of the ideological field is just shallow at best. That isn't uncommon in the West anymore. If expecting someone to speak the language and abide by cultural standards is psychological warfare and dehumanizing, then let's go to war. I disagree with your framing of the issue because you specifically stated that it was a cause and effect of the issue and think you're incorrect, but we'll use you're language. For the sake of a homogenous culture, let's "dehumanize" everyone by teaching them English and engage in "psychological warfare" until they understand that, in our culture, you need consent to engage in sexual acts. Your ancestors did not come as modern immigrants, they came as settlers and conquerors. I'm not speaking to the morality of the situation or their guilt or innocence in the matter (which you have no part of either way and bear precisely zero responsibility for) simply the facts. Now, if they came as immigrants, trying to be a part of whatever proto-nations existed, they should have conformed. I just said they didn't though. Modern immigrants are coming to be a part of our country, aren't they? If they are, then they assimilate. If they come as invaders, I would not expect them to assimilate. But then, if someone is invading your country, you have a military meant to handle that. So which is it? Our ancestors came as invaders and won wars for control of the land. I think today's foreigners come as immigrants, not invaders, and should be met with assimilation and not rifles. Hopefully that clears your misunderstanding.