My dear Brian, I do not quite see where I was rude or insulting in my original post. But as you pointed out correctly, english is not my native language.
When I started university, long, long ago in the sixties, literature and textbooks were in french, german, english and, of course, dutch. When you published a paper in whatever language, you had to include abstracts in the other languages. Superficially the recent english-only situation in the western world seems an improvement. Anyway, if you want to pursue an academic career, you have no choice.
But if I were you, I would follow some courses on the way how a language defines your perception and you will see that apart from the obvious advantages of universal communication, there is a very real danger of monoculture and lack of perspective. This is acerbated by the fact that we not only use english for communication, but also in culture itself, music, movies, literature, you name it. Don't be surprised when the world lashes back at you.
I will feel some sympathy if you do not quite understand this. My best advice for you would be, stop reading websites for now and go read some books on language and philosophy, in whatever language you prefer. German would be a good choice :-)
And I still feel great about the dutch team winning this contest.