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America Is Doomed Unless Women Start Having More Babies. How Convenient.
The Slate ^ | Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 | Amanda Marcotte

Posted on 02/10/2013 12:03:55 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Ever since it became less socially acceptable to argue openly that women—at least white, middle-class women—owe it to men to curtail our professional ambitions in favor of a life as our husbands' support staff, conservatives started to panic about declining birth rates. If women don't start making more babies, they dimly warn, the country is headed for catastrophe as the workplace empties out of workers and retirees suck up all the money and people stop caring about the future. (Because we can't care about the children we do have unless we have more of them, for some reason.) To save America, women, especially those aforementioned pesky middle-class, white women, are going to have to start having more babies at a younger age, the argument goes.

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1 posted on 02/10/2013 12:04:01 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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2 posted on 02/10/2013 12:08:03 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MinorityRepublican

How utterly racist. No black babies (oh wait, the Democrats are working with PP to forestall that), no Asian babies born of mothers from China, Korea, elsewhere here on a “birth vacation to have an American Baby”, no poor downtrodden Mexican illegal anchor babies?

How racist to expect that a country orginally comprised largely comprised of whites now expects that its white women propagate the species...... the effing nerve......what about all them little Mexican anchor babies whose mothers apparently are doing the job white women don’t want to do....


3 posted on 02/10/2013 12:08:51 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: MinorityRepublican

Don’t forget that the writer used to work for Silky Pony and was so vile she managed to get herself fired from there.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 12:08:54 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MinorityRepublican; All

5 posted on 02/10/2013 12:09:32 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ms. Marcotte has fallen victim to the same fatal flaw as the rest of our current culture: She gives NO consideration at all to the wise purposes or plan of her Creator.

“A great disaster had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” ...Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn


6 posted on 02/10/2013 12:13:53 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The one good thing about declining birth rates is that it will eventually destroy the welfare state. This Ponzi scheme collapses pretty quickly if you don’t have more people paying into the system than taking out of it. If feminists were truly concerned about maintaining the welfare state, they would encourage woman to have more children, but this conflicts with their fantasy about being able to have it all without any consequences.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A


7 posted on 02/10/2013 12:21:13 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: SumProVita
A great disaster had befallen Russia

It took 20 years. But the Bear is back.

8 posted on 02/10/2013 12:21:58 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: SumProVita

Indeed. Exactly how do Miss Marcotte and others who share her worldview think older people will be taken care of when they do not reproduce enough folks to take over their responsibilities as they retire?


9 posted on 02/10/2013 12:22:24 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MinorityRepublican

Perhaps someone should set this author up with this guy(I mean David Benatar, not Al Mohler)-

http://www.albertmohler.com/2007/06/21/better-never-to-have-been-the-question-of-human-existence/


10 posted on 02/10/2013 12:25:17 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: DuncanWaring
Don’t forget that the writer used to work for Silky Pony and was so vile she managed to get herself fired from there.

Yeah, she wouldn't put out.

11 posted on 02/10/2013 12:26:17 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The Gods of the Copybook Headings

Kipling

.../snip
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

.../snip
On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

.../snip
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don't work you die.”

12 posted on 02/10/2013 12:32:31 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Navy Patriot

Eh. Not my type.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 12:35:46 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: musicman

Too bad half of America is too stupid to realize how spot-on that cartoon is.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 12:37:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The U.S. adds one international migrant (net) every 36 seconds. Immigrants account for one in 8 U.S. residents, the highest level in more than 90 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. In a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest it has been in our history. And by 2050, one in 5 residents of the U.S. will be foreign-born.

Currently, 1.6 million legal and illegal immigrants settle in the country each year; 350,000 immigrants leave each year, resulting in a net immigration of 1.25 million. Since 1970, the U.S. population has increased from 203 million to 315 million, i.e., over 100 million. In the next 40 years, the population will increase by an additional 125 million to 440 million. Three-quarters of the increase in our population since 1970 and the projected increase will be the result of immigration. The U.S., the world’s third most populous nation, has the highest annual rate of population growth of any developed country (except for Ireland and Australia, which have lower fertility rates) in the world, i.e., 0.9% (2012 estimate,) principally due to immigration.

The US will not be declining in population anytime soon.

15 posted on 02/10/2013 12:38:02 PM PST by kabar
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To: HangnJudge

Liberalism is the destroyer of civilization. Liberalism is decadent. Liberalism is evil.


16 posted on 02/10/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: 3Fingas

Exactly.

History shows us this as well. It was after the Black Death in the 14th century that wiped out approximately 30% of the population of Europe at that time. (Historians please correct me if this percentage is incorrect!)

It was in the aftermath of the plague that the system in force at that time of serfdom was broken because there simply was not the abundance of labor anymore. This marked the rise of the middle class and the ability of free men to accumulate wealth.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 12:38:07 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: musicman

Amanda needs take a chill pill. No one is going to take here momentous career away from you. Frankly, I am glad she isn’t having any ‘little Amandas.’


18 posted on 02/10/2013 12:38:13 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: MinorityRepublican

She looks like Jeff Daniels.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 12:39:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kabar
The US will not be declining in population anytime soon.

Just from what you describe, the America is sinking in population of Americans. People who grew up with adoring the values of our Founding Fathers.

As someone who's lived in CA for the last 20 years, I can see how immigration to this degree has fundamentally altered our culture, and not for the better.

(As a son of an immigrant, I am not anti-immigrant. But they have to immerse themselves in our language and culture, not the other way around.)

20 posted on 02/10/2013 12:47:03 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: kabar

Recently, immigration to the U.S. is declining and in the near future, anti-resistant bacteria is going to wipe out a significant portion of World’s population. (Just think anti-drug resistant TB)


21 posted on 02/10/2013 12:47:13 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: AdaGray

Thank you Amanda for not procreating, you really are doing America a favor.. However please explain why Liberals always seem to situate abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Liberalism is the practice of nihilism.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 12:48:40 PM PST by allendale
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To: MinorityRepublican

She makes an awful lot of assumptions about women (and men).

No one has to end up as “support staff” if they don’t want to. That is a choice that two people make when they decide to procreate. It doesn’t HAVE to be the woman who becomes “support staff”. She just makes that assumption because appeasement to the status quo is all she knows.

Feminists are oddly adherred to the status quo I’ve found. On the whole they are not very imaginative or adventurous so they just assume no one else is.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 12:48:55 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: kabar

Most of these immigrants are low-skilled with low-income potential. How are these types of workers going to pay for an ever-increasing silver-haired population? Answer — they cannot.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 12:51:06 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hispanics, Muslims and blacks have high birth rates and are immigrating to the U.S. in droves. They will keep the U.S. population birthrate relatively stable. The problems is that these folks will not be adding but taking from the public treasury so the kind of taxpayer subsidized day-care-from-infancy that Ms Marcotte so values as the way to middle class white women’s ‘freedom’ from boring, career-stifling motherhood will likely no longer be sustainable.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 12:52:34 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: MinorityRepublican

I seriously doubt that she ever has to worry about getting bc pills.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: F15Eagle

I agree!!


27 posted on 02/10/2013 12:53:28 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kabar

“The US will not be declining in population anytime soon.”

No, not a population “decline”.
Rather, a “population replacement”.

America is literally being changed into an entirely different nation via demographics...

And the “America” of the replacements being born will bear little resemblance to the America of the Euros who are slowly, but surely, disappearing...


28 posted on 02/10/2013 12:53:38 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: MinorityRepublican

Chill Amanda I quit drinking so hooking up with you is not going to happen. Now go wash my shirt.


29 posted on 02/10/2013 12:58:28 PM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Jim Scott

Actually, the birth rate is 1.958 for Black Americans (including black Hispanics), which is lower than France’s at 2.02.


30 posted on 02/10/2013 12:59:29 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Guilty.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 1:01:18 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: ReformationFan

Death panels perhaps????


32 posted on 02/10/2013 1:03:31 PM PST by theKid51
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To: MinorityRepublican

The ironic thing is, opinions matter little. The side that has more people will win.


33 posted on 02/10/2013 1:05:12 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Being a mother is hard work, sad that the money needs of society makes it harder. Families are disappearing. Children are costly. Abortion and the pill beckon, like Captain Ahab, to what is perceived to be the good life. God’s increase and multiply are overcome. We beat God. Really?


34 posted on 02/10/2013 1:05:54 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Jim Scott
Hispanics, Muslims and blacks have high birth rates and are immigrating to the U.S. in droves. They will keep the U.S. population birthrate relatively stable

This is changing. The birth rates are falling around the globe, which includes immigrants here and it also means that there are less to immigrate. Hispanic immigration is currently estimated to have stopped, and it would not be surprising if it reversed, because Mexico is actually growing faster than we are now, and probably will for several years at least.

If we depend upon immigration to keep our population stable, and Latinos do not come, then we will probably start importing from muslim countries.

35 posted on 02/10/2013 1:11:05 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: MinorityRepublican
America Is Doomed Unless Women Start Having More Babies. How Convenient.

There.

Fixed it.

36 posted on 02/10/2013 1:14:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


37 posted on 02/10/2013 1:17:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kabar

“The US will not be declining in population anytime soon.”

The Jews of the northern kingdom didn’t have to worry either after the Assyrians conquered them because the Assyrians removed them and replaced them with their own people.


38 posted on 02/10/2013 1:19:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: blueunicorn6

The long-lost, evil twin of Jeff Daniels?


39 posted on 02/10/2013 1:20:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Who is that guy?


40 posted on 02/10/2013 1:21:21 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Everyone with enough work ethic to dig a ditch or enough intelligence to repair a vehicle should be having children—lots of them. All who sit on their rear ends and regulate against others having children, on the other hand,...


41 posted on 02/10/2013 1:23:50 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Yossarian
There is no doubt that immigration has changed the demographics of this country forever. It was the 1965 Immigration Act that will eventually lead to our decline and downfall.

As a son of an immigrant, I am not anti-immigrant. But they have to immerse themselves in our language and culture, not the other way around.)

We are being colonized. By 2050 the rest of the US will look like CA demographically. It is LEGAL IMMIGRATION that is killing us.

42 posted on 02/10/2013 1:42:55 PM PST by kabar
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To: MinorityRepublican
women—at least white, middle-class women—owe it to men to curtail our professional ambitions in favor of a life as our husbands' support staff,

Or, more like middle-class men need to marry women who are interested in becoming mothers and their husbands' support.

43 posted on 02/10/2013 1:44:25 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Recently, immigration to the U.S. is declining

LEGAL immigration is not declining. We are still taking in 1.2 million a year and that number will go up because of lack of quotas on certain immigration categories like spouses and children. There are over 4 million intending immigrants waiting overseas to enter this country. They are just waiting for their number to come up after completing all the required paperwork.

Illegal immigration is allegedly down due the sagging economy and better immigration enforcement. I don't put too much stock in the government estimates, which are meant to fool the public so they can push for an amnesty.

44 posted on 02/10/2013 1:48:05 PM PST by kabar
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To: 3Fingas

Exactly. We are importing poverty. 57% of immigrant headed households with children are on welfare. Legal immigration is destroying this country far more than illegal immigration. 25% of the adult legal immigrants lack even a high school degree. We are importing hundreds of thousands of high school dropouts. And if we have an amnesty, we will legalize millions of more high school dropouts. 50% to 60% of the estimated 11 million (probably closer to 20 million) illegal aliens lack even a high school degree.


45 posted on 02/10/2013 1:52:42 PM PST by kabar
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To: Road Glide
Yep. Since the 1965 Immigration Act, our pro-population growth immigration policies have fueled major demographic changes in a very short period of time. In 1970, non-Hispanic whites comprised 89 percent of the population; today they are 66 percent; and by 2042, they will be 50 percent. The Democrats, under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity, have forged a political coalition that depends on individuals coalescing around racial and ethnic identities rather than the issues. The continuing and increasing flow of minority immigrants, mostly poor and uneducated, provides a natural constituency for the Democrats, which see them as their principal source of political power.

87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under in the U.S. will be classified as minorities and by 2042, half of the residents of this country will be minorities. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.

46 posted on 02/10/2013 1:58:18 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

You are absolutely correct. Combine worldwide immigration, the widespread implementation of modern birth control in the 1960’s and legal abortion, America has been forever transformed. Goodbye America, hello Brazil.


47 posted on 02/10/2013 2:10:10 PM PST by allendale
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To: Vince Ferrer
Hispanic immigration is currently estimated to have stopped, and it would not be surprising if it reversed, because Mexico is actually growing faster than we are now, and probably will for several years at least.

Nonsense. We take in 1.2 million legal immigrants a year. Where do you think they are coming from?

The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in our history. The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970, when it stood at 9.7 million.

Of the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 13.9 million arrived in 2000 or later making it the highest decade of immigration in American history, even though there was a net loss of jobs during the decade. Growth in the immigrant population has primarily been driven by high levels of legal immigration. Roughly three-fourths of immigrants in the country are here legally. With nearly 12 million immigrants, Mexico was by far the top immigrant-sending country, accounting for 29 percent of all immigrants and 29 percent of growth in the immigrant population from 2000 to 2010. The median age of immigrants in 2010 was 41.4 compared to 35.9 for natives.


48 posted on 02/10/2013 2:10:28 PM PST by kabar
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My point is that we are not losing population. The proponents of high immigration like to use the argument that we need more immigrants to either do jobs Americans won’t do or cannot do. This is nonsense.


49 posted on 02/10/2013 2:19:03 PM PST by kabar
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To: MinorityRepublican
They're not “staff” because they don't get paid. Now make me a sammich!
50 posted on 02/10/2013 2:24:35 PM PST by varyouga
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