Skip to comments.The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture
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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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.
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.
We are actually worse off now. Russia is addressing its demographics, we are not.
Not that this isn’t a good idea, but Putin is hardly one to talk.
I fear you are correct: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054354/posts
“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.
Russia is more likely to vanish than America, provided America remains together.
Oil and gas exports to Europe are the primary reason.
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.
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.
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?
Russia has learned from watching America’s mistakes. America has not learned from watching Russia’s.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Russia has turned its birth around and is above the American birth rate.
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