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The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture
Christian Post ^ | 13Aug13 | S. Michael Craven

Posted on 08/13/2013 7:02:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan

This past July, Russian president Vladimir Putin ignited outrage among the (primarily Western) pro-homosexual community by signing into law a ban on homosexual adoption. The new law also prohibits adoption by single parent households. Only a few days before, Putin also signed into law broad prohibitions against "gay propaganda," which included provisions that allow "the government to arrest and detain gay (or 'pro-gay') foreigners for up to 14 days before they would then be expelled from Russia" While these latter measures are no doubt draconian, they nonetheless represent a growing realization within Russian society, namely: sexual anarchy has proven devastating to the future of their civilization. Following the collapse of communism, Russia's fertility rate had fallen to a catastrophic low of 1.17 births to every woman of child-bearing age by 1999, far below the minimum replacement rate of 2.1 required to maintain population stability. Since then, Russia's birthrate has edged upward to 1.7 due in large part to pro-family policies, which were initiated in an emergency response to the pending demographic crisis. Many pundits, determined to avoid the moral realities, will point to economic decline as the primary cause of low birth rates, and this no doubt has played a role, but the greater factor has been the abandonment of traditional marriage as the principal means for regulating sexual behavior. As Russian society abandoned traditional marriage, birth rates dropped, out-of-wedlock births rose, contraception and abortion increased, and the traditional family began to disappear.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: adoptions; craven; crisis; demographic; family; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; prolife; putin; russia; smichaelcraven; vladimirputin

1 posted on 08/13/2013 7:02:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

The evil which the Bolsheviks set loose in the West 90 years ago has come back to bite today’s Russia.


2 posted on 08/13/2013 7:05:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
"The evil which the Bolsheviks set loose in the West 90 years ago has come back to bite today’s Russia."

Russia will still be here in another 90 years. The United States won't.

3 posted on 08/13/2013 7:07:22 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

If you look at which countries are REALLY doing well economically, Russia is in the top 5 (if not at the top spot). The are one of the few not trying to prop up their economy with deficit spending.


4 posted on 08/13/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: BenLurkin

We are actually worse off now. Russia is addressing its demographics, we are not.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 7:15:36 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ReformationFan

Not that this isn’t a good idea, but Putin is hardly one to talk.


6 posted on 08/13/2013 7:15:43 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: Enterprise

I fear you are correct: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054354/posts


7 posted on 08/13/2013 7:21:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“We are actually worse off now. Russia is addressing its demographics, we are not.”

To put it in perspective, America at her worst is better than Russia is now. You can go back as far as the first world war and this is true - close to a hundred years.

That hundred year gap isn’t going to get fixed in a year. It would take another 30 years of recovery for Russia to even get close to America, maybe 50. And that’s assuming America stays as she is today and further improvements in Russia.


8 posted on 08/13/2013 7:26:17 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
I like how you assume the USA will still be a country in 30 years.

Good stuff.

9 posted on 08/13/2013 7:52:27 PM PDT by Prole
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To: Prole

Russia is more likely to vanish than America, provided America remains together.


10 posted on 08/13/2013 7:57:38 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: rbg81

Oil and gas exports to Europe are the primary reason.


11 posted on 08/13/2013 8:20:11 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: JCBreckenridge

At this point Russia isn’t “chasing” America. Russia is traveling the opposite direction on that highway form Amecica. If Russia and America maintain their respective speeds and directions then we will pass each other soon.


12 posted on 08/13/2013 9:37:39 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

Again, even if they kept their current courses, it would be more than 50 years before the situation in America were the same as Russia is now.


13 posted on 08/13/2013 9:56:54 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

But in 50 years Russia won’t be where Russia is now. Russia is advancing. America is crumbling. Is one “catching up” to another when the other is moving in the opposite direction?


14 posted on 08/13/2013 10:00:09 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: ReformationFan

Russia has learned from watching America’s mistakes. America has not learned from watching Russia’s.


15 posted on 08/13/2013 10:02:43 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: arthurus

Think of it like a train. A train has momentum. Even if the force being applied on the train is beginning to slow the train, the train’s momentum will carry it down the track.

Right now, Russia is headed to the brink, and has just started applying the breaks. The US is still headed in the other direction and the breaks have just been applied.

How long would it take (assuming that reverses can turn the train and push it the other way down the track), would it take before Russia reversed their direction, and overcame the US?


16 posted on 08/13/2013 10:30:34 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

I submit that Russia has sucessfully stopped its progress toward the abyss and has reversed direction. America as a whole has rejected the brake pedal and is stabbing at the accelerator.


17 posted on 08/13/2013 10:36:04 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

Putting it in perspective. Russia is losing a half a million people per year.

They have a higher death rate than birth rate, and they now have more people dying than being born.

America, at present, is keeping a consistant level population long term (not taking immigration into account). The population will continue to grow long term as well. Taking immigration into account, the American population is steadily growing, at a rate higher than the overall world population growth rate.

This means that while europe is shrinking, America will be more powerful in 2050 than she is today, if the direction does not change.

Yes, America has applied the brakes, but this will not change 50 years of heading in the right direction due to population momentum. Russia has not only arrested their momentum, but have been heading in the wrong direction now for about 50 years.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 10:40:54 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
Respectfully disagree. Russians are uniting behind their leadership, whereas we are polarized.

Also, Russians and their leadership are promoting conventional Christian Values, whereas we are devolving into a society of nihilists, narcissists and other deviants. This especially holds true when one examines anyone under the age of 30 in America. Our young are the most ignorant, arrogant, pretentious, disrespectful and downright stupid I have ever seen before.

19 posted on 08/14/2013 12:29:20 AM PDT by Prole
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To: JCBreckenridge

Russia has turned its birth around and is above the American birth rate.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 12:35:49 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Prole

Like I said - it takes a long time to undo changes that have been going the other way for 50 years. It’s not going to happen overnight.


21 posted on 08/14/2013 1:20:46 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: arthurus

TFR is 1.61 in Russia.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rs.html

Birthrate is 12.11 in Russia.

TFR is 2.06 in the United States, and the birthrate is 13.22

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html

You are wrong.


22 posted on 08/14/2013 1:23:46 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: ReformationFan

Pretty sure the orphanages are full though.


23 posted on 08/14/2013 10:57:22 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: JCBreckenridge
Taking immigration into account, the American population is steadily growing, at a rate higher than the overall world population growth rate.

Yes, the US population is growing thanks to immigration. Most of that growth is due to third world peoples with low IQ, no education, no skills, and no prospect for economic or cultural development. Quality matters more than quantity - it makes no difference if the US population grows if that growth turns our cities into replicas of Mexico City slums.

We'd be better off with modest population growth or even zero growth while maintaining higher quality human capital.

24 posted on 08/14/2013 11:24:25 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

“Quality matters more than quantity - it makes no difference if the US population grows if that growth turns our cities into replicas of Mexico City slums.”

There’s no chance of this happening.

“with modest population growth” 2/3rds of the US current population growth is from immigration. The US needs a higher birthrate, not a lower one.


25 posted on 08/14/2013 2:46:44 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
There’s no chance of this happening.

You see it happening now, in real time. Much of our population growth is either third world immigration or the offspring of third world immigrants, and they're transforming our cities into a replica of the type of societies that they came from. This isn't the sort of human capital that benefits the nation or the economy in any way.

26 posted on 08/14/2013 2:54:17 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Maybe white people should stop aborting themselves.


27 posted on 08/14/2013 3:09:35 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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