Skip to comments.More American babies needed - critical chapter in Impimp manifesto (vanity)
Posted on 01/26/2023 4:47:45 AM PST by impimp
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US TFR is 1.74 and below the replacement level of 2.1. It has plummeted rapidly over the past decade. American fertility dropped for briefly in the 1970s. So three things are important here: 1) why is this important, 2) what is the cause, and 3) how do we fix this?
Why is this important - It is disgusting that I need to say why this is important. It is disgusting that there are Malthusians who accept the lie of overpopulation even right here on Freerepublic. The primacy of reproduction is seen in God’s command to go forth and multiply. For the pagan scientists reading this it is seen in Darwin’s rules. For those who just want a strong America they must surely know that demography is destiny - nations who don’t reproduce will die off. This death may not be rapid but will instead be a slow drop in geopolitical power until such time that other nations begin to dictate what America does and it becomes essentially a vassal of some foreign power.
What is the cause - The cause is cultural. In the 1970s it was Paul Ehrlich who popularized overpopulation theories throughout the western world. These theories have been fully debunked but not before abortion was partially justified by overpopulation. Now the cultural cause is a narcissistic youth who promote faggotry and other gender bending theories.
What is the fix - Americans obey their party’s leader. So the GOP leader must emphasize the importance of increasing our birth rate. The bully pulpit is one way. The other is policy proposals. For example, shift the tax burden slightly away from families and toward single income earners. The government needs to stop funding many things, but in particular, birth control and abortion funding needs to be eliminated. The other disgusting practice that must be stopped is the government preferentially supporting women’s education. No federal program should exist that gives money to women who want a post secondary education as these women need to be barefoot and pregnant.
To my fellow Freepers - please push this key item of the Impimp agenda as it is at the top of my manifesto. I would love to hear your ideas about how we can help achieve this how the goal of a growing and prospering America may be achieved through filling the wombs of American women.
There are lots of babies being born in America. Trouble is, they have names like Juan and Mohammed.
wrong- there are not lots of babies being born in America…1.74<<2.1
Born at no charge, BTW. Men like John and Bob are picking up the bill. And don't you dare notice or complain. Remain quiet and life will be easier for you.
Most of the people I know with one or zero children don’t have more for multiple reasons. None of which involve Ehrlich and fear via environmentalism.
Any non married guy I know, without kids, got ruined in divorce and is unlikely to trust again. Or, they younger men don’t want some used up ho for a wife.
I know some career oriented women that drink and sleep around, and are surprised when no one wants to marry them as a 30+ year old.
Both sexes have no real religion in many cases.
It involves everything from religion, education, money, responsibility, philosophy, fun, lack of hope, etc.
No simple solution.
The point is the names of the 1.74 births are mostly Juan and Mohammed.
I think the Covid vax did more to lower birth rates than Covid itself.
Depopulation of Greece - Greek Historian Polybius
As I blame those who assign fortune and destiny as the Limits to the belief of the direct interference of Providence in human affairs moving causes in common events and catastrophes, I wish now to enter as minutely on the discussion of this subject as the nature of an historical work will admit. Those things of which it is impossible or difficult for a mere man to ascertain the causes, such as a continuous fall of rains and unseasonable wet, or, on the contrary, droughts and frosts, one may reasonably impute to God and Fortune, in default of any other explanation; and from them come destruction of fruits, as well as long-continued epidemics, and other similar things, of which it is not easy to find the cause. On such matters then, we, in default of a better, follow the prevailing opinions of the multitude, attempting by supplications and sacrifices to appease the wrath of heaven, and sending to ask the gods by what words or actions on our part a change for the better may be brought about, and a respite be obtained for the evils which are afflicting us. But those things, of which it is possible to find the origin and cause of their occurrence, I do not think we should refer to the gods. I mean such a thing as the following. In our time all Greece was visited by a dearth of children and generally a decay of population, owing to which the cities were denuded of inhabitants, and a failure of productiveness resulted, though there were no long-continued wars or serious pestilences among us. If, then, any one had advised our sending to ask the gods in regard to this, what we were to do or say in order to become more numerous and better fill our cities,—would he not have seemed a futile person, when the cause was manifest and the cure in our own hands? For this evil grew upon us rapidly, and without attracting attention, by our men becoming perverted to a passion for show and money and the pleasures of an idle life, and accordingly either not marrying at all, or, if they did marry, refusing to rear the children that were born, or at most one or two out of a great number, for the sake of leaving them well off or bringing them up in extravagant luxury. For when there are only one or two sons, it is evident that, if war or pestilence carries off one, the houses must be left heirless: and, like swarms of bees, little by little the cities become sparsely inhabited and weak. On this subject there is no need to ask the gods how we are to be relieved from such a curse: for any one in the world will tell you that it is by the men themselves if possible changing their objects of ambition; or, if that cannot be done, by passing laws for the preservation of infants. On this subject there is no need of seers or prodigies. And the same holds good of all similar things. But in regard to events of which the causes are impossible or difficult to discover, it is reasonable to feel a difficulty. And in this class may be reckoned the course of Macedonian history. For the Macedonians had enjoyed many important favours at the hands of the Romans, having been as a nation liberated from arbitrary government and imports, and having obtained undisputed freedom in the place of slavery; and having been individually relieved to a great extent from intestine factions and civil bloodshed.
This is a tall task to fix this…it is a multi year problem. But I will NOT be demanding that more money is the solution which is not how Al Gore handles his fake Climate problem.
Hungary is doing some interesting things to encourage children. If you haven’t seen any of that, you should look into it.
Mark Steyn writes about this at length. As he puts it, “The future belongs to those who show up for it.”
Way back in 1987, Neo-Con Ben Wattenberg (who is an expert in demography) wrote a book called “The Birth Dearth”. At the time, it created a buzz. It is now (like George Gilder’s important 1970 book “Sexual Suicide”) very much out of print and almost impossible to get.
I have read America Alone by Steyn.
When women are going to work, they are not at home being pregnant.
I will review. I am generally opposed to increasing marginal tax rates so anything that shifts the tax burden seems sound to me. It seems they are eliminating income taxes for mothers under 30.
When you drive women out of the home, convincing them that a career is more important than being a wife and mother, can you really be surprised that the birth rate has dropped?
I am more opposed to female education than female work…but I see your point.
Strong independent wahmen don’t need no man. Also, childless.
> When women are going to work, they are not at home being pregnant. <
You have hit upon an important point. At one time the husband’s salary could cover the wants of his entire family. No longer.
High taxes play a part here. But so does greed. Gotta have the latest iPhone. Gotta have a new car every two years.
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