Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide

Ten years ago, after my meditation on Europe, The Cube and the Cathedral, had appeared in several languages, I was invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels. There, I tried to make what seemed three rather obvious points:

(1) Europe is committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself in what British historian Niall Ferguson has called “the greatest sustained reduction in European population since the Black Death in the fourteenth century.”

(2) This unwillingness to create the future in the most elemental sense, by creating new generations, is at the root of many of Europe’s problems, including its difficulties assimilating immigrants and its fiscal distress.

(3) When an entire continent—healthier, wealthier, and more secure than ever before—deliberately chooses sterility, the most basic cause for that must lie in the realm of the human spirit, in a certain souring about the very mystery of being.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    European Protestants as well as Catholics are opting for childlessness.

    • Shebel

      That may be true .
      Do you that Religion has anything to do with it ?

      • passerby1969

        I honestly don’t think the schools teach what depopulation really means. Nor do feminists. Demography is destiny.

        • Shebel

          You are probably correct.
          Do you think that any of this bull shit is RIGHT ?

        • Shebel

          How is demography destiny?
          Better question—- “Why is Demography Destiny” ? .

        • Shebel

          Yes . I know. You are correct.

  • Timmae

    I am crippled yet added a boy and girl to the world. My job aint done.

    • Shebel

      Good job.

    • Shebel

      That is what makes you a LADY.
      You are not a Man are you?

  • Shebel

    It is strange how the whole wide World appears give a FUCK about what this IDIOIC ‘ pope’ mouths of about.
    WE Protestants don’t.
    We think that he is both a FOOL and a Traitor — to Christendom.

  • WalterBannon

    Cultural Marxism and its instruments the education system, the media and radial feminism are to blame

  • Shebel

    Just look at that line -up !
    If I had my way ,not one of them , would go any further.

  • Tooth&Claw

    “the most basic cause for that must lie in the realm of the human spirit, in a certain souring about the very mystery of being.”
    No mystery, we strive, we fail, we succeed, in personal and professional goals, we try to remain healthy enough to enjoy our lives, and still in the end, there is no winning. In the end there is much loss…we get old, decrepit, lose our independence physically and financially (most of us) lose our ability to care for ourselves and others, and we finally die.

    A society that lives long enough, is educated enough and is secure enough sees this, and doesn’t have to strive for mere survival anymore, nor are they comforted by manipulative and superstitious tales of an afterlife they can’t verify by a corrupt priesthood.
    Just my observations.

    • Alain

      I suggest that it is the here and now that is at risk. Yes, we all age whether we like it or not and at some point most of us require the care of others in one form or another. By rejecting receiving care from your own kind and being dependent on foreigners who not only do not share your values but detest them does not make a promising future. It is more than just having enough workers to support the health care or services for the elderly, so by refusing to have children when you are able to and able to provide for them you are committing suicide in the long run.

      • Shebel

        I don’t think that,when I am helpless and immobile, that I will feel to safe when a Muslim comes in with a knife.

  • Shebel

    It is just me— or did you ever think about WHY the “POPE” is on such display ?

  • Well, as human beings, we are too stupid to learn from history. This sort of thing is not new.

    See you in the Renaissance.

    • Shebel

      I guess so. )))

      • Until people start learning from history, this is how it will be.

  • Shebel

    No,no,no—- You could answer this right now if you tried.

  • Shebel

    So how many females do you see in that crowd of Rapists?

  • Shebel

    WE don’t have any more Children because WE can not afford them.

    • Alain

      I have to disagree completely. I have heard this excuse all my married life and from double income couples with more toys than I could count. We were a single income family and managed to raise four children who are all now responsible adults. Yes, we did not have all the toys but our children were very well fed from what we grew and raised ourselves and loved. To add insult to injury as a single income family the tax system penalised us and discriminated against us in favour of the double-income couples. My wife was more than a few times sneered at for having chosen to be a stay-at-home mother and we often got the same treatment when outsiders saw we had four children. So I do not buy the excuse that people do not have children because they cannot afford them. In the odd case it may be true but not for the majority. It is pure selfishness in my view, and that being the case it is just as well that they don’t have children for the children’s sake.

      • Clink9

        Nobody can ever afford children but once you have them, you figure out a way.

        • Shebel

          You gotta be kidding—-my wife took 14 YEARS off work to raise our kids.

          Honest to Christ—- Why can’t you fucking pussies afford to have Children?

          • Clink9

            You proved my point. We do have children.

      • Shebel

        That is true . I also have 4.
        It is interesting to watch them change as they have their own.
        I wish the gov’;t would change.

      • Shebel

        I am having a very hard time to believe you—-.
        I want to. Just don’t think that I can.
        Now ,is that not a Bitch ?
        Probably not.

      • Shebel

        Also—I don’t think that we gave up anything.
        Nobody ,ever sneered at my wife—– that is silly
        They would have been jealous ,if any thing, because she did not have to go to work.
        And if you have 4— and are NOT A WELFARE bum—
        It is a good thing.

  • Brett_McS

    I’d put the Welfare State in the bag of leading causes: Raising children is a burden and as long as the state looks after retirement they aren’t really necessary in the way they were before.

    Yes, human beings are susceptible to Ponzi schemes. We aren’t that bright.

    • Shebel

      I presume that you are kidding.

    • Alain

      I think that does play a role.

    • Shebel

      How do you figure that raising kids is a burden. ?

  • Shebel

    “Why can you not you afford more Children?”

  • Shebel

    Welfare . The Liberal dream of destroying any Initiative or Opposition.
    If you want lots of kids and are lazy— go on Welfare.
    Just vote Liberal. .
    Now–if you Really have a little self confidence— and start a business –and do it legally—-
    They will FUCK you up ! It is a fact.
    They will destroy you.
    They want you on Welfare and DEPENDENT.

  • Shebel

    Ask the Natives.
    But now we have a new type of people—– that are Proud of the fact that they can Bleed us Dry—- and we won’t say a word.
    They never have to do an honest days work in their Lives if it contributes to Canada. Taxes are a no-no.
    You can purchase a house or multiple houses just as long as you follow Sharia Law.
    Banks be damned.