Mark Steyn on demography as the biggest hidden issue for our time


Longtime SteynOnline regulars will be familiar with the demographic thesis Mark outlined in his 2006 international bestseller America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. Almost the entire developed world is mired in deathbed demography from which no functioning society has ever recovered. Meanwhile, there is a demographic tsunami underway from the non-functioning parts of the world, manifest in the ceaseless flotilla of boats crossing the Mediterranean every single day (and nothing to do with civil war in Syria). More.

Reality check:  One cannot declare war on arithmetic and expect to win.

For better or for worse, as they used to say in marriage ceremonies, Africans and middle Easterners, mostly Muslim, will probably inherit Europe. But why shouldn’t they, if they are willing to raise children and Europeans aren’t? Whether people today opine that they will do a good job or a bad job is irrelevant. Someone will live on the European plains, as humans have for millennia.

One concern Mark discusses is what happens to seniors’ welfare state entitlements when most of the young people who must bear the tax burden do not see those seniors as “their” old folks. The answer, I fear, is galloping euthanasia. Already, the Netherlands is planning to introduce euthanasia on demand for people over 75, and you can bet on the age slowly dropping. Maybe even swiftly dropping.

See also: Netherlands to euthanize healthy people over 75

But WHY the surprise that 431 people were involuntarily euthanized in the Netherlands in 2015?

Involuntary euthanasia push: Charlie Gard safe till July 25. This is not only involuntary but explicitly against the wishes of those able to give consent.

  • The European intellectual cesspool is the end result of too many liberal fantasy beliefs.

    Is there still time left to reverse the problem? Time will tell.

    It does not look good for the “indigenous population”. As the “multi-cultists” would say.

    • Marius K

      Humans after all are animals. The indigenous population at some point will feel threaten and act accordingly in not the nicest way. It happened many times before and it will happen again. Europe always has been a one bloody continent.

      • LairdKintyre

        Let’s hope they react soon and turn back the tide. The odds have been against us before and we prevailed. Spartans at the Hot Gates. The Holy League at Vienna. Hell. The Alamo too.

    • Felix_Culpa

      “Is there still time left to reverse the problem?”

      No, I don’t think so. If every fertile native-European woman got pregnant tonight, it would be 18 years before those kids would be in a position to do anything about it. And if the last few years was bad, imagine how much worse things will be in the next 18 by the time those kids are of age.

  • Bless his heart

    ‘Involuntarily euthanize the European Commission and all of those responsible for bringing the current invasion of Islam into Europe.’
    That sounds better.

  • LairdKintyre

    We are in trouble, folks. I stopped in early this morning for a haircut and aside from me and the barber. I listened to an older guy White of course telling the barber he had no kids. Apparently he and the missus never had time for them. I am raising three myself. He asked his barber if she had any. I already knew the answer. She is a lesbian, which I knew so no she didnt. I lived in BC for a time visited a school once near Vancouver. And looked at the kids names. Lots of East Indians. No more Sallys and Johnnys and Peters and Mary’s. Sally is a lesbian. Peter is Peter Pan. Mary is too busy with her career and Johnny can’t be bothered. That is the problem folks.

  • Felix_Culpa

    “…what happens to seniors’ welfare state entitlements when most of the young people who must bear the tax burden do not see those seniors as “their” old folks. The answer, I fear, is galloping euthanasia.”

    Yes, of course! That is the reason it was introduced. Phoney-baloney care about “suffering” is just a fig leaf.