The below is from a FB conversation I’m putting here, too. As some commenters have – correctly – pointed out, laws and mores need to be changed to save Western Civ, to make having more babies economically feasible. But the recognition of the issue must preceded this.
FB Convo from a woman who just doesn’t get it:
Actually… We should be supporting Contraception for all because of the nearly 50% unplanned birth rate in the US.
I’d MUCH rather have immigrants (legal) that come here to work hard and give their future PLANNED children a better life than watch as abusive, addict, mentally ill trash crank out litters that will end up in the trailer, housing project, or streets just like their parents.
This – easily – is the dumbest thing I’ve read this year. Or last.
The West is greying due to too-low fertility now. No Leftist country (or Blue American State) is above replacement level fertility. ALL our safety nets are based on more babies.
Europe is descending into violent chaos because they’ve had to import the workers they’ve refused, for 50 years, to raise. Importing illiterates from cultures that eschew learning, while refusing to fix our Dem-run education, and refusing to raise our own kids (a DRASTIC difference in IQ exists between those who participated in the Industrial Revolution and those who did not – see THE FLYNN EFFECT).
These 3rd-worlders will NEVER be employable in ANY 1st-world economy – the ONLY result that CAN occur of their import is a return to a Dark Ages – they can’t work, can’t farm, can’t invent, can’t survive other than on welfare from a rapidly-ageing 1st-world workforce.
And once that ageing workforce is in the grave, zero tax dollars will exist to feed these immigrants. Or house them. Or provide them electrical grids or water works – NONE of which they can do on their own.
What will be the only possible result? The starvation of tens (or hundreds) of millions. The destruction of forests in slash-and-burn agriculture. The destruction of the environment as the new denizens won’t care, and can’t afford to take care of it.
If you thought the LAST Dark Ages was a good time, if the millennia of carnage required to get humanity to the 21st C was a good thing, then, sure, skip having babies.
But if you care – at all – about human rights, prosperity, liberty, freedom, the environment, the future, educated Western women need to be having, educating, raising, 2-3 babies EACH for the foreseeable future. Or they are saying their modern life was good enough for them, but digression to savage barbarity is good enough for the future of Western Civ – and the world that has, for thousands of years, depended on our progress.