o_O~ I agree with you on how terrible they are at the language, and with their horrifying dialect they often put us Inner Mongols to shame by scaring off those Outer Mongols who visit Inner Mongolia lol.
It's a dialect. There are people using that language on a daily basis. If one is so easily horrified by a dialect, he might consider moving into a greenhouse and staying there for good.
However, the fact that a handful of Chinese infiltrated into Khorchin is not enough to earn my sympathy either. Because they have made the choice to stay that way. Now, I know its agonizing to see fellow Mongols blindly following the trail to danger, but like I said, its the choice of their own, whether we like it or not.
By choice, they have given up on their own language, and their own culture. By choice, they have made themselves suburban farm peasants instead of lovely herdsmen. And as unforgiving as I am, I will not tolerate such flawed groups.
They didn't give up on their own language. And people don't "give up" their culture, the way they live is their culture. No matter how you dislike it, it's a dialect of Mongolian, and these are Mongols who led a different path. "as unforgiving as I am, I will not tolerate such flawed groups." Well said. I hope this kind of thoughts makes your life much easier to bear.
Btw, if you read immigration history, Tumed, Ordos and Tsahar were the first one to experience massive Chinese migration, but certainly not the Khorchins. The first and the main immigration flow comes from the Chinese Shanxi Province in the beginning of the last century. The people living in Shanxi suffered from a series of consecutive droughts from what I heard, so they were left with no choice but to cross their West Gate (Its a gate on the very western edge of the Wall, presumably served as a border town back then) and step into our endless grassland. From then on, they kept coming and came from every angle to the point we are now outnumbered by a ratio of 1:4. But overall, most Inner Mongols have stayed strong even though cultural survival is tough out here. The only exception to that however, is the Khorchin who preffered the newly arrived Chinese over us.
"A handful of Chinese". And you tell me to read immigration history.
"They have made the choice"? It wasn't a choice, it was a mean to survive.
So, do you still believe the Khorchins will be the last one to lose their mother tonge? Wish I shared your faith though, but I don't advocate false hope, I only believe in what I see. And what I have seen is there is ongoing human-trafficing of women for prostitution from Outer Mongolia to Inner Mongolia and then to mainland China, and the culprits that are responsible for this are the two-faced Khorchins except you portray them as innocent victims. I know this because I lived in Erenhot for years, and as you know Erenhot is the border town but it also served as the recipient town for this forced labour.
Oh yeah. A couple of pimps turn the whole group into two-faced culprits. Flawless logic!
Thus we cannot trust the Khorchins anymore. They are the same thieves and thugs they have been for the last 60 years, and that's only according to my grandparants. If ever, there is a need to conduct an internal purge, think we should consider about them!
You should be able to form your own thoughts. Speak for yourself, please. YOU are narrow-minded not because of what your grandparents told you, but because you took every word they said without examining them in a context.
And good luck with your "Internal purge" plan. Time to update your primitive mindset, my dear cave man.