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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Stupid Hippies!

Its official -- liberals, much like our own Kid Various, are evolutionary dead ends:

Childlessness and small families are increasingly the norm today among progressive secularists.

Translation: hippies are too self-involved to make babies.

In Utah, where more than two-thirds of residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 92 children are born each year for every 1,000 women, the highest fertility rate in the nation. By contrast Vermont - the first to embrace gay unions - has the nation's lowest rate, producing 51 children per 1,000 women.

Just wait a few years and all the hippie scum will be gone. Soon every state will be red.
This correlation between secularism, individualism and low fertility portends a vast change in modern societies. In the USA, for example, nearly 20% of women born in the late 1950s are reaching the end of their reproductive lives without having children. The greatly expanded childless segment of contemporary society, whose members are drawn disproportionately from the feminist and countercultural movements of the 1960s and '70s, will leave no genetic legacy.

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Tomorrow's children, therefore, unlike members of the postwar baby boom generation, will be for the most part descendants of a comparatively narrow and culturally conservative segment of society. To be sure, some members of the rising generation may reject their parents' values, as often happens. But when they look for fellow secularists with whom to make common cause, they will find that most of their would-be fellow travelers were quite literally never born.

Progressives' own self-centered worldviews will eventually lead to their gradual extinction. Sweet, sweet irony!

UPDATED: A poster responds to my sacasm with more sacasm and knocks my characterization of liberls as selfish. Well, it is selfish for educated people not to have children, even -- "gasp" -- liberals. If educated people don't have children the future of the country will be entrusted to well -- stupid people. With apologies to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., one generation of imbeciles begets another. But don’t take my word for it, take Tom Mortenson's, senior policy analyst at the Pell Institute for Opportunity in Higher Education, in Salon, well known communis-- I mean liberal website:

“The most educated women have the fewest children -- this is not rocket science, it's just the way things work. We need women to have 2.1 children [in order to maintain the U.S. population], but the recent Census Bureau reports show that American women with bachelor's degrees average only 1.7. You can do the math -- if we continue this way the white population is headed for extinction.

Having worked for decades to increase educational opportunities across class, race and gender lines, Mortenson knows his talk about women's responsibility to preserve the species will get him in trouble -- indeed, it already has. He says his daughter, age 29 and childless (but equipped with a master's degree), won't speak to him on the subject. But even his fatherly concern ("I want my daughter to have it all, but I worry that in old age she'll be lonely") can't disguise some of the insidious implications underneath those concerns: that educated white women might single-handedly be responsible for the decline of Western civilization.”


At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 12:51:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it selfish to not have children? We who choose not to bred simply recognize the genetic superiority of religious types and let them take over the genetic future of the human race. I'd say that's pretty selfless.

At Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 8:58:00 PM EST, Blogger MrSurly said...

I just find it ironic that so many liberals -- who spend so much time telling other people how to live their lives -- are not having children, the only people who would actually have to do what their liberal parents told them to do. That is until they could get emancipated.

At Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 3:07:00 AM EDT, Blogger Kid Various said...

How does The Kid get to be a liberal just by not wanting to have children? And, hey Anonymous, are you a woman? And do you need a date?


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