Skip to comments.Population Implosion
Posted on 12/08/2007 3:13:57 PM PST by Jim 0216
The president of Estonia goes on national TV to urge his countrymen to have more children. Russian President Vladimir Putin warns his parliament about "a serious crisis threatening Russia's survival": the nation's low birth rate. The government of Singapore is trying to reverse that country's birth dearth by sponsoring a massive taxpayer-funded matchmaking service.
In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, panicking the world with dire predictions of a population explosion. By the year 2000, he predicted, the world would be so crowded that hundreds of millions would die of starvation. Although Mr. Ehrlich's prophecies have turned out to be almost comically wrong, PBS has produced a documentary taking him seriously, and philanthropists like Ted Turner still donate millions to combat population growth.
But the problem today is not overpopulation; it's under-population. For a population to reproduce itself, the fertility rate must average 2.1 children per woman. (The .I allows for child mortality.) The fertility rate today among major developed nations is only 1.6.
The United States is rare among its peers in keeping its fertility rate at around the replacement level of 2.1, according to the Population Reference Bureau, which provided the fertility data cited here. Europe, though, is shrinking. Germany's rate is 1.3. Despite the stereo-type of large Catholic families, France has a fertility rate of 1.9 and Italy has one of the lowest in Europe, 1.3. At this rate, there will be only about half as many Italians in the next generation. There will also be fewer Russians, whose fertility rate is 1.3.
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Okay, we have fewer people in the next generation. So what!
One of the lowest birth rates in this country is from white liberal women. Personaly I think we are better off with fewer white liberal women giving birth.
Meanwhile, in the Muslim world, the rate is something like 4.
Those who espouse low birth rates, there is your legacy.
World population continues to increase, American population continues to increase. Some implosion this is.
Oh, don't worry. There will be plenty of people around to take their place.
They just won't be speaking the same language or look the same.
Nations that kill their own children don't survive for long. Other nations that don't do that move in to replace them.
Look around and tell me that isn't true.
Don’t worry. We can fix that imbalance in about 15 minutes.
No, the population in the territorial boundaries of America continues to increase, but that population is by no means American.
Go read Steyn’s book
Yes, the population of America is increasing.
Ehrlich should have been laughed out of serious discussion years ago but wasn't because the left/greens have so much invested in his theories.
Industrialization, mechanization and technological advancement does mean we need fewer hands to keep turning the valves and pulling the levers.
We’ll get by just fine with fewer folk. Besides, we can kill them much faster than they can reproduce. We could eliminate them all at once if they get us angry enough.
Them I mean is the muslim.
A fair lot of this sky is fallerizing comes from the assumption that the muslim is willing to wait around until they have a voting majority or some other silliness.
We’ll win this fight. There’s zero real doubt about that. The only question is will we need to suffer a full decimation of our population before we get angry enough to treat the muslim as is required to end this fight.
PS. I don’t mean any of that to imply I’m pro baby sacrificing cult.
Look on the bright side... at least when the caliphate takes over, we won’t have to worry about pork spending anymore.
For all of the wrong reasons- that is they're not American (born of American parents). I do not consider birthright citizenship to be constitutional.
Take it someplace else.
Which part offended you? Just out of curiosity.
I liked America well enough when the population was 150 million. But, things change and there’s not much we can do but wake up and see the truth, which is redundant.
Our pro-growth immigration policy will place tremendous strains on this country in many ways.
The most common name given to newborns in the western hemisphere is Jose. In Europe and Middle East it’s Mohammed.
“Sons are a heritage of the Lord, and children are a reward from Him.” (Psalm 127:3)
“Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that he will reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
When will the new Neurenburg Trials begin? Begin them with Planned Parenthood on the dock. PP is an invention of US Commies. Will it happen? No way! Too many libs believe in killing (sacrificing) babies as part of their religion —in ancient times it was called appeasing the god Baal.
Aside form lack of creativity in naming babies, that doesn’t bother me.
I see your point, but not at the cost of murdered babies.
I am reading ‘The Prize’, which is fairly decent history and ‘We the People’, which is draining what few IQ points I have left, both recommended on FR. I cannot take the time for further political polemics.
Your loss, it’s a really fast read :)
Dream your dreams up there in the big freezeout. Fictional worlds are better then the real one, huh?
It has nothing to do with lack of creativity. The face of Europe and the United States is in the process of being forever changed. Europe is being conquered by Islamic invaders, the United States is being conquered by Mexican invaders.
If that doesn’t bother you, fine. Just say it. The truth is, both civilizations have brought this inevitability upon themselves.
It’s an incredibly fast read. And way more fun than it has any business being, given the subject matter.
Best non-fiction book of 2006, as far as I’m concerned.
Nice ad hominen.
Look at it this way: we have to see what is going on as opposed to what we wish is going on. America was built on commerce and these are incredible opportunities.
Yeah, I was thinking about what you said and it seems like the biggest difference between the death camps and what’s going on now is we can’t smell the smoke from the furnaces.
Years ago, I believe it was on either 20/20 or Nightline, there was a gentleman that used to deconstruct issues with very simple, layman terms. One of his reports dealt with this very issue. I recall him using eggs as a visual aid, and his nephews contributed to the report.
I’ve always wanted to find a copy of that report, as it was very well done and fascinating.
Anyone else have a recollection of this? (or better yet, a link to it)
If the shoe fits....
Sounds like a Roy beck presentation. He uses gumballs now. That might be who you mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyTmClBU7nA
“Oh, don’t worry. There will be plenty of people around to take their place.
They just won’t be speaking the same language or look the same.
Nations that kill their own children don’t survive for long. Other nations that don’t do that move in to replace them.
Look around and tell me that isn’t true.”
Es verdadero Señor.
In other words, "it is what it is". Unfortunately, that's the attitude of most Americans and Europeans. Which is why western civilization is on a bullet train to its death bed.
Nobody wants to consider the deaths caused by the drug scene. It is huge.
No, that’s not him. The man who did the report for the news show was way more entertaining, and in fact, comical in his report.
But thanks for trying. I will watch this video.
They’ve been replaced.
They just won’t be speaking the same language or look the same.
In no way shape or form was my post ment to promote illegal or legal immigration for that matter.
We are the third most populous country on the globe. That freaked me out a little when I heard it. Of course we have China and India ahead of us, and I don’t see us catching up any time soon, even if we absorb the entire population of the mexican.
There is only one example of a modern industrial nation increasing its birthrate to great result by known means.
Post-WWII America’s Levittown was the model for this baby boom. Soon suburbs across the US recreated this model to similar effect. Its major elements:
1) One breadwinner married couples. The husbands worked in mostly white collar jobs, and the wives were homemakers. Taxes were low enough for this to happen.
2) Child-centric communities with limited entertainments for unmarried adults.
3) Few people in the community who were neither raising children or not interested in raising children.
Importantly, to recreate this situation intentionally in today’s world, no matter where it was done, would probably require subtle, but authoritarian controls behind the scenes.
It would be worth it to create a city from scratch, solely with the intention of making it a national incubator. Most of the jobs would be make-work and low intensity, and adults who were not married or not inclined to have children would need to be kept out.
Women would mostly need to be excluded from the work force, but families would need to get by on the income from just the father. Luxuries would be strictly limited, as would unhealthy recreations that didn’t lead to procreation. OB/GYN, pre-natal, maternity, pediatric and fertility medicine would be good, but there would be no birth control or abortion allowed.
Religion would be an important element, and the government would encourage religious leaders to advocate procreation. Schools would likewise have to be good quality, with plenty of patriotic instruction and sports.
Such a city would need to be isolated and protected enough for the project to work, and would need good management to maintain child production rates, not just have it limited to a “wave” of children.
and all of their descendants are gone.
The problem is that our population disparity (and all that means) will still be filled with illegals and immigrants that have no connection to our basic Judeo-Christian ideals and culture. So, in time, our native lack of fertility will be met and filled by third-worlders.
Doesn’t bode well for America.
I think native born American total fertility rates (TFR) are nearly zero or just slightly positive. Our current birthrates, while well above replacement, are due to immigrant populations who tend to have larger families.