Changes to the Mass postures in SSPX English Speaking Countries, changing customs, and the "Ugly American".
From another thread we read the following:
At the chapel we attend we had a French priest who would skip the Leonine Prayers at the end of Low Mass. He explained it was common in France not to say them, but so many people complained he ended up saying the prayers after the Mass.
This posting reminded me of the name that many American tourists brought upon all Americans by their wanting everything to be done like in America, they were called the "Ugly American". The Ugly American would complain that there was no hamburgers and fries on the menu, or that there was no Budwiesser at the German Beer Hall, or that there were no king/queen size bed, or showers in the rooms, or air conditioning in the rooms & cars, or that no one spoke English, or the street signs were not in English, or that the Europeans didn't bathe, etc. Tour groups would all get drunk at the German beer hall and sing God Bless America, over the sound of the local Getrman singing. The Ugly American wanted Europe (or whatver foreign country) to be exactly like the USA, except for the land and architecture. They wanted the natives to be all Americans, acting and speaking like Americans. They laughed at everything that was different from what it was in America.
Well, now it is the French that are coming to America, the SSPX priests, who have taken over the seminary, and the positions of power, the priory, and schools, who are imposing their customs on us. Now we have the "Ugly Frenchman", coming over hear wanting to change our customs to the Freach ways.
That is exactly what has happened. They have gone into the seminary to teach the young there, and have gone into the SSPX schools to teach the young there. They have not published one article saying that they will be making these changes, because it would cause an uproar among the SSPX faithful who still have not been slow cooked. Beware of the Ugly Frechman who will try to change American customs to the French ways.
If they tell you that this is the way it is done in France, then tell them that if they are so interested in changing customs, then they should change France, not our customs.