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    Default Our Real Existential Crisis-Extinction

    We don't seem to be heading in a great direction.

    https://buchanan.org/blog/our-real-e...inction-137964

    The tribes of Europe, the peoples of almost every country of the Old Continent, are visibly aging, shrinking and dying. The population crisis of Europe is “existential,” says Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.

    Since this writer published “The Death of the West,” nothing has happened to alter my conclusion as to where the West was destined:

    “The Death of the West is not a prediction of what is going to happen. It is a depiction of what is happening now. First World nations are dying. They face a mortal crisis, not because of something happening in the Third World, but because of what is not happening at home and in the homes of the First World. Western fertility rates have been falling for decades. Outside of Muslim Albania, no European nation is producing enough babies to replace its population. … In a score of countries the old are already dying off faster than the young are being born. … There is no sign of a turnaround. Now the absolute numbers of Europeans have begun to fall.”

    We are talking here about what historians, a century hence, will call the Lost Tribes of Europe. And if a people has ceased to replace itself, and the national family is dying out, it is difficult to generate alarm over the slow sinking of the Maldives into the sea, the melting of the polar ice caps, or the fact that Greenland is getting greener every year.
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    Default Re: Our Real Existential Crisis-Extinction

    Interesting article. I have heard in the past that fertility rates were dropping. But I also think people have chosen not to have so many kids or no kids. We have been told for decades we needed to have less children in order for our planet to be able to support and feed so many people. I am at this time not concerned. It is probably a good thing and I really don't see populations dying out unless we do it to ourselves by destroying our planet which appears to be happening. Now that does concern me.

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    "Consider. The number of births in Japan fell in 2019 to a level unseen since 1874, around 900,000. But there were 1.4 million deaths for a net loss of 512,000 Japanese. An even larger loss in Japan’s population is expected this year.

    Japan’s population has been shrinking since 2007, when deaths first exceeded births by 18,000. And with 28% of its population over 65, and fewer births every passing year, Japan is aging, shrinking and dying — with no respite in sight.

    Across Japan, writes The New York Times: “Whole villages are vanishing as young people choose not to have children or move to urban areas … The Government estimates that the population could shrink by about 16 million people — or nearly 13 percent — over the next 25 years.”

    South Korea has an even lower birth rate, and its population is expected to start diminishing this year."

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    Default Re: Our Real Existential Crisis-Extinction

    It seems the Communist Chinese must be one of the only civilizations growing....and they are taking over trade......because we let them.

    I think big business runs alot of this show.
    Most probably world banks.

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    Default Re: Our Real Existential Crisis-Extinction

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    It seems the Communist Chinese must be one of the only civilizations growing....and they are taking over trade......because we let them.
    There is a difference between the world's most populous country and those with a positive growth rate.
    Yes, China is the most populated, but they aren't growing. Not even close, with a world ranking of 163. The US shows a rank of 127, which means we are growing at a higher rate then the Chinese. The number one country is Syria, followed by mostly African countries.
    Just some important info to consider.
    https://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?v=24

    I think big business runs alot of this show.
    Most probably world banks.
    Ya think ? Go to work and produce for the masters. That's all they care about you. If all else fails, they will start a war to decimate the population even more. And they will get rich from weapons sales and other military related industries.

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    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...ing-42-states/

    With fewer births in recent years and the number of deaths increasing, natural increase (or births minus deaths) has declined steadily over the past decade,” the Census Bureau notes in its findings.


    (Census Bureau)

    As Breitbart News has chronicled, the U.S. birth rate, overall, has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. In 2018, less than 3.8 million babies were born in the U.S. — a drop of two percent, or almost 64,000 births, since 2017.

    Despite a declining birth rate below replacement level, Republican and Democrat lawmakers have yet to lay out a national agenda to increase American births, fertility, and family rates.

    Oppositely, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has implemented a pro-family agenda to increase his nation’s birth rate among similar rapid decline, as Breitbart News has reported. As part of that agenda, the government of Hungary gives a loan of $33,000 to eligible Hungarian couples after they marry. That loan is fully forgiven by the government so long as the couple has three children.

 

 

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