Demographic Winter Gets Even Colder
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The Templars have been wanring about the civilisation-wrecking power of slumping birthrates for years. Now another country seems to have understood the problem, and is belatedly trying to do something about it.
Thailand’s deputy health minister has said that his government will hire celebrities and influencers to encourage young couples to have children. The policy is one of several pro-natal measures being taken by the Thai government, as the country grapples with the consequences of a campaign to lower birth rates in the 1970s.
In an interview published by Thai newspaper Khaosod on Sunday, Deputy Minister of Public Health Satit Pitutecha said that bringing in these influencers is “just one example of a change in values” that the government is embracing.
“We must communicate through influential people in all walks of life [and] all family income bases” that the “concept of having a happy child” is “a good idea,” Pitutecha said.
Other measures highlighted by the minister include health checks for expectant mothers, increased welfare payments, and a proposed doubling of maternity leave from three to six months.
Thailand’s fertility drive comes at a critical time for the country’s future. Fifty years ago, Thai women would have an average of five children each, and amid concerns of overpopulation, the government in 1972 launched a campaign to drive down birth rates. One of the campaign’s key messages translated as “More babies, more poverty.”
Thanks to a combination of that campaign and growing Western style 'development, the country’s fertility rate has crashed nearly fourfold to 1.51 last year. The country’s National Economic and Social Development Council recently predicted that by 2025, a fifth of Thailand’s population will be over 60 years old, and that the nation’s total population will fall from 70 million to 40 million in the years thereafter.
Reports in Thai media claim that the country’s economy simply does not incentivize parenthood, and that young people are choosing to avoid the financial “burden” of having kids. However, Pitutecha said that economic incentives can only go so far, citing the example of Singapore, which doles out lavish subsidies for each newborn child but has not managed to reverse its declining fertility rate.
“Money is not the only answer,” Pitutecha said. “This matter must be thought through the whole system. Values can be changed.”
Pause for a moment and think about the figures in that paragraph above: A fertility rate of 1.5 means that a population of 70 million will crash to just 40 million. Now think about the situation in Britain, Europe and the USA. In all these countries, the population and birthrates have been kept artificially high through mass immigration by Third World people who, for at least the first generation, keep fairly high birthrates. But the birthrate of the original inhabitants (aka 'white people') has already collapsed.
The real birthrate of the British, French, Germans,Dutch, etc, etc, is most certainly not even as 'high' as 1.5 children per woman. The real figure is almost certainly around 1. Which means that the 'native' population of all these countries (and the USA, Canada, etc are in a very similar position) is now on an irreversible course to collapse by more than half over the next 30 or 40 years.
It is THIS that GUARANTEES the end of the developed world's current liberal consumer society. Those of us who don't like the way our societies are run right now don't have to fret, or to fight to overthrow the liberal elite and their toxic policies. We simply have to hunker down, have children, and prepare to survive the coming end of the Dying West.