(If I were the president) French, If I get elected the president, my first action will be to develop and impose Esperanto. Esperanto is an invented language, genial, much more easier than English, no conjugations, very simple.
Infact, 2 years studying Esperanto correspond to 7 years studying English. And then, we spend a lot of money because of Europe, which was created with many languages. We spend fortunes for interpreters to make communicate men who came from different horizons. This is a catastrophe, it’s completely stupid, because if we had develop Esperanto, if we had impose it into schools, right now, since Europe was made, many many men would speak Esperanto. The diplomatic language once was French, then they get that English was easier, so it was imposed getting the dominant language. Now, if we in Europe have had impose Esperanto, very soon it’d get the place of English, and that would have increased our commerce, our culture, the european society around the world. Let’s don’t forget that in China less people speak English or other languages than Mandarin.
In India men speak English, but only the elite; when you go to the campaigns noone speaks English. They have their dialect and don’t understand English. They would rather learn Esperanto which is much more easier. And how much would better exchanges? Well, they would be exchanges with countrys from the third world which are also emerging ones. and the only objection I recevied against Esperanto is that it’s a language without culture, because it is invented. But this objection is stupid, because everyone reads literature in his mother tongue. Do French read books in English? No, they read French ones. This is culture. So, if Esperanto will be the language of Europe, everyone will last writing French into primary schools, everyone will last reading French writers in French. I think we did a mistake losing this chance, because at the beginning, when Europe was made, it was easy to impose Esperanto. I’ve written to the president some years ago and he responded to me but… he didn’t listen to me. Therefor if I’ll become the president, well, that’s what I’ll say to you: let’s change! (The marsigliese)