By: the Common Constitutionalist
For years we’ve been hearing about a coming population crash in developed Western nations – mainly Europe. Births are simply not keeping pace with death rates.
In Germany, “births per 1,000 population have fallen to roughly 8.2 – below even Japan’s 8.4. The death rate, meanwhile, is about 11 per 1,000,” according to Hamburg’s World Economy Institute. Many other European countries appear also to be in the same boat, with dwindling birth rates not keeping pace with deaths.
In June it was estimated that the German population in 2060 will shrink to 67 million – down from its current 81 million.
Journalist Daniel Greenfield writes that a big part of the declines are due to the left’s assault on both marriage and the traditional nuclear family. He says, “Marriage is a fading institution. Family is a flickering light in the evening of the West.”
This should be great news to the population bomb crowd which believes over population is killing Mother Earth. This despite the fact that if everyone stood shoulder to shoulder, we could all fit on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and that’s not even the big island!
But this is indeed a growing problem for the West, America included, for as our native “cracker” population dwindles it is being replaced by refugees and immigrants – legal and illegal. And at the same time we are on this self-imposed obsolescent kick, the worldwide Muslim population is exploding.
And that brings us to Iran – the centerpiece of the Axis of Evil, and our new found friend and ally. That’s an interesting juxtaposition, is it not?
In 2012 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni decreed that his country would double its population within 50 years or less. Their current population is 78 million. The goal is to “strengthen national identity,” and counter “undesirable aspects of Western lifestyle.”
To do so, Iran’s parliament has offered up a bill which “bans voluntary sterilizations, restricts abortions and blocks access to information on contraception,” and a second bill will “encourage early marriage and make divorce more difficult. It would also make it legal for employers to discriminate against female job candidates, particularly if they are single and have no children.”
Many Iranian couples in their 20s and 30s are childless. One such married couple is Shirin and Hossein, who claim they know almost nobody with children. Shirin says that part of the problem is the authoritarian theocratic state, but the other is the “struggle to find a livelihood in a country where sanctions, mismanagement and corruption have inflicted terrible damage.”
But wait Shirin – for John Kerry to the rescue! Sure he won’t do anything about those pesky theocrats, but he’ll gladly free up $150 billion of sanctioned money.
Maybe that extra cash will help grow your economy, make it easier to earn a living and have kids. But no matter – if the Ayatollah says you’re going to procreate – that’s what you’ll do. That’s what all Muslim countries are doing.
So couple the explosion of Third World immigrant populations with the ever dwindling of European and American and pretty soon you have a shift in culture, leading to the evaporation of what it means to be French, German, Spanish, etc.
And eventually it will be “Bye-Bye Miss American Pie.