Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Wages of Liberalism Are National Self Destruction

What's Really Behind Europe's Decline? It's The Birth Rates, Stupid

By Joel Kotkin

Forbes, May 30, 2012: The labor demonstrators, now an almost-daily occurrence in Madrid and other economically-devastated southern European cities lambast austerity and budget cuts as the primary  cause for their current national crisis. But longer-term, the biggest threat to the European Union has less to do with government policy than what is–or is not–happening in the bedroom.

In particular, southern Europe’s economic disaster is both reflected — and is largely caused by — a demographic decline that, if not soon reversed, all but guarantees the continent’s continued slide. For decades, the wealthier countries of the northern countries — notably Germany — have offset very low fertility rates and declining domestic demand by attracting migrants from other countries, notably from eastern and southern Europe, and building highly productive export oriented economies.

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  1. 'migrants from other countries'. You mean Muslims. And yeah, that will poison a country.

    1. The religion of the replacement population hardly seems to be the central issue, here.

      Whether those who replace the indigenous people are Muslims, Hindus, atheists or Christians would hardly seem to be of question of fundamental significance to those who are being eliminated. It's the genocide that matters.