If you take a look at history, you will find that those people with Chinese ancestry who have truly contributed to mankind's progress and freedom are those who have been educated in the Western, especially English language system. Those Chinese who are infatuated with their own ancestors' language system have all invariably been those who worship power, social status, face, material interests, those who take nihilism as their lives' credence. In the end they are the ones who will be forgotten by history. --- Kai Chen
Please do no force your children to study Chinese language. If they are interested in learning it as an art form, then that is alright. But never suggest to them they have to communicate with others using Chinese language.
Look around you in America, those who are truly successful in their careers and lives, regardless where they are from (China, Mexico, Japan, Africa, India...) are all educated in English language system. Those who only live in China Town or Monterey Park or other Chinese communities, and who speak only Chinese are people who are stuck by their own limitations and cultural traditions. They will never escape the monotony and fruitless lives their own ancestors designed for them, with the chains and shackles of the character-based, syllabic language and Confucianism. They will live like zombies and die with ultimate emptiness -- the unfulfilled lives forgotten by history.
Unless the Chinese realize the harmful effect of the Chinese language and cultural tradition, they will remain as nihilistic beings, driven by their base, primordial and dark impulses to eat each other alive. Most unforgivably, they drive their own children into the same dead end, the same impasse their own ancestors have driven them into. How many lives with great potentials do the Chinese want to waste and destroy? How many innocent children are being brainwashed by the Chinese language and cultural tradition into man-eating zombies and achievement-less nihilists whose only satisfaction in life is to see others suffer more.
Find your moral courage to pull yourself, along with your offspring, out of the blackhole, out of the morass of this senseless Chinese-ness! Come back to become a human being, to become one with conscience, with freedom, with courage, with joy and happiness, under God! Yes, indeed, you are free. Yes, indeed, you do have choices. Yes, indeed, you will find your life's meaning and fulfillment, in God!
Please come back, the Chinese! You have gone far enough from reality, from your own conscience, from your own humanity, from God. Please come back for your own salvation, in freedom, in the spirit of Christ, in English language, in the land of hope called America, from your four-thousand years of man-eating vertex of never-ending self-destruction and dynastic cycles. Please come back.