In an entertaining interview on HuffPost Live, Simmons said he was "given all the advantages of native-born children" after coming to the country when he was eight years of age, which he said was "astonishing" compared to other nations.
Why? Because he learned "goddamn English" and embraced America's melting pot instead of separatism (salad bowl).
"I'm actually saying the thing that needs to be said because the politically correct climate is bullsh*t," Simmons said. "You don't want to upset anybody by saying, 'Learn to speak goddamn English.' So, as an immigrant, I'm telling you: Learn to speak goddamn English. It is the key that will unlock the keys to the kingdom. If you make the effort, then all the possibilities of this culture will open up for you and give you all the rewards that I've gotten.
He said immigrants must "agree to one culture that we can all communicate with and then go off and speak Swahili and Farsi and whatever you want to talk.”
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