Carol Platt Liebau: Demography = Destiny?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Demography = Destiny?

That's what Mark Steyn argues, and very convincingly, at that.


Blogger Greg said...

Ugh. Now there's a reality check for ya.

What's the birth rate in the United States? Thanks to the internet I did a little checking. I don't pretend to understand statistical analysis. But the key phrase that keeps appearing is: "The U.S. birth rate fell to the lowest level since national data have been available..."

So, if we can't "out-birth" them, we are left with the job of "out-converting" them. I don't mean converting Islamics to Christianity or any other religion. I mean converting extremist fundamentalists to tolerant democrats.

We have to get them to stop wanting to kill everyone that's not exactly like them!

Not only is the Bush doctrine worth the effort in order to enhance national security, it may be, through an accident of historical timing, our only hope for national survival.

Geez, that sounds melodramatic, doesn't it.

7:08 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

but true greg. The left wing hedonists just think their namby pamby wimpification is going to go on forever...well, they don't look much past their next thrill anyway.

The U.S. birthrate is around 2.3 I thought, from the 1st time I saw Mark Steyn's "It's the Demography Stupid" article. Which is mainly bolstered by Red America. The Blue America is way down in 1.4 range, so one way or another, their only hope is to convert Christians into hedonists! Don't laugh, it's what they've been doing for decades.

8:38 AM  
Blogger suek said...

We could always lower the barriers for Mexican immigrants - encourage young couples at the beginning of their family development. This would serve two goals - first, population. That's obvious. The second is that most Mexicans are Catholic. It seems to me that to fight Islam in the long run, you have to have a competing religion. Europe doesn't have one any more - they've become non-religious. Nature abhors a vacuum - non-religion just can't generate the steam to resist...they're too willing to compromise. Sometimes you just have to take a stand somewhere.
I could see the conflict of the future (in the USA)coming down to one between the Mexicans and the Muslims...being Christian and not having any desire to wear a burqua, I'll choose the Mexicans.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Nice post, suek.

I can't remember where or when, but a while back I read an article about encouraging family development and home ownership for young couples in America. It pointed out several economic and social benefits that made a lot of sense.

Saving the U.S. from demographic destruction wasn't one of the benefits cited. But your points are well taken.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Greg said...


I keep thinking to myself these "left wing hedonists" can't be this stupid or short-sighted.

Then they say something again.

10:05 AM  

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