“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The fall of Europe looms

The future of the EU is not bright. I borrowed this snipet from a piece by Mark Steyn...

“Replacement” fertility rate—i.e., the number you need for merely a stable population, not getting any bigger, not getting any smaller—is 2.1 babies per woman. Some countries are well above that: the global fertility leader, Somalia, is 6.91, Niger 6.83, Afghanistan 6.78, Yemen 6.75. Notice what those nations have in common?

Scroll way down to the bottom of the Hot One Hundred top breeders and you’ll eventually find the United States, hovering just at replacement rate with 2.07 births per woman. Ireland is 1.87, New Zealand 1.79, Australia 1.76. But Canada’s fertility rate is down to 1.5, well below replacement rate; Germany and Austria are at 1.3, the brink of the death spiral; Russia and Italy are at 1.2; Spain 1.1, about half replacement rate. That’s to say, Spain’s population is halving every generation. By 2050, Italy’s population will have fallen by 22 percent, Bulgaria’s by 36 percent, Estonia’s by 52 percent.

These fertility rates apply to the indigenous population. Take a look at the average fertility rates for ethnic Muslems in these countries(5-6 offspring per woman) and you'll see that in the next 4-5 generations, Muslems of Arabic desent will constitute a majority in some of these countries. Once that tipping point is reached, you may see some form of Sharia law get established in a European country perhaps in our lifetime.

Old Europe is plagued with obsessive political correctness and secular progressive Socialism. Both allow massive numbers of unassimilated immigrants to exist among the native population, even going so far as changing local law to appease the sensibilities of the foreigners. Combine that with the rapidly declining native population and you have the formula for cultural suicide.

The U.S. can look to Europe to see how not to manage unassimilated, ethnic minority immigrants.

And for heaven's sake, start having babies!

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