‘Europe Is Dying’ U.S. Population Expert Tells Senate Hearing

Thaddeus Baklinski, LifeSiteNews, June 23, 2011

Given the precipitous decline in the birthrates of European countries, all anti-natal programs funded by the United States should immediately be replaced by pro-natal programs, one top population expert recently told the U.S. Senate.

“It doesn’t matter whether we call them reproductive health programs, family planning programs, or population control programs,” said Stephen Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute (PRI). “They all have the same effect: they force down the birth rate in countries that are already dying. Such programs are only making a bad problem worse.”

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Commission Chairman, Rep. Chris Smith noted that the member states–every country of Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as the U.S. and Canada–are already seeing dramatic demographic changes that are “sure to have dramatic consequences for the security, economic, and human dimensions of the OSCE.”

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Mosher agreed. “Five centuries after the Black Plague devastated Europe, a White Pestilence is now decimating that same continent,” he said. “Many nations, especially in Europe, are already in a death spiral, losing a significant number of people each year. Listen closely, and you will hear the muffled sound of populations crashing.”

The commission heard that the pattern of demographic decline will likely have significant social, economic and security consequences for countries throughout the region. States will become increasingly dependent upon foreign workers in the coming decades, while there will be a dramatic decrease in the pool of potential recruits for military service, resulting in mounting social tensions “as demonstrated by clashes in some participating States in recent years,” according to Smith.

“It is alarming and sad to see xenophobic and ultranationalist violence fueled by one nation’s perceptions of long-term decline vis-a-vis another group,” Smith said.

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Steven Mosher, whose presentation to the Commission concluded that the downward spiral of fertility decline and resulting demographic collapse is almost beyond reversal, began his address with a quote from ancient Greece:

One remarks nowadays all over Greece such a diminution in natality and in general manner such depopulation that the towns are deserted and the fields lie fallow. Although this country has not been ravaged by wars or epidemics, the cause of the harm is evident: by avarice or cowardice the people, if they marry, will not bring up the children they ought to have. At most they bring up one or two. It is in this way that the scourge before it is noticed is rapidly developed. The remedy is in ourselves; we have but to change our morals. (Polybius, 204-122 B.C.)

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  • highduke

    You want women working, doubling the work-force & cutting incomes by 50% while doubling the cost of a post-secondary education? OK. But then you get tired women too stressed from work to be mothers & wives. OK split the chores. And take it out on each other when one spouse had another stress-athon and cant be bothered and neither can the other for the same reason. Russia has programs we can emulate that raised ethnic Russian birthrate but they only mask a problem fecund Muslims lack: Feminism

  • whiteraven

    ‘Europe Is Dying’ U.S. Population Expert Tells Senate Hearing

    Europe is dying all right, but it isn’t due to low population rates. It’s a direct result of trying to maintain their socialist utopia as their revenue shortfalls continue to rise.

    The under population problem will soon be an over population problem in the near future when the EU is about one year into the depression. Food/water shortages will make the elites wish they had fewer people when riots take over their streets and they are no longer safe and secure in their gated communities.

    Then there will be the tribal clashes, demanding that the third world elements go back home and bleed the treasury of their home countries dry.

  • Anonymous

    More crying from the rich, in fear for their asset values.

    In the year 1900, the world population was just over one and a half billion. As evidenced by the World’s Fair in Paris that year, the First World economies were vibrant and bursting with potential with a much smaller population than today (the world population is now a whopping seven billion).

    The contemporary alarm over depopulation is only being sounded by the wealthy, who stand to see their fortunes collapse without constant population growth.

    This is why the wealthiest have always supported open borders and increased immigration.

  • Seek

    Ah, Rep. Chris Smith and Steven Mosher, two of the loudest voices of the ongoing “demographic winter” scare campaign of the radical pro-natalists. I’m surprised Ben Wattenberg, Nicholas Eberstadt and Philip Longman weren’t on hand to testify as well.

    Hopefully, the bleating of these people will remain unheeded. The real problem in Europe, for the hundredth time, is not a shortage of whites, but a “longage,” as it were, of nonwhites. It is an Enoch Powell-style immigration policy that is Europe’s first line of defense against a nonwhite majority and the resultant political disaster.

  • Wayne Engle

    A sadly accurate assessment of how Caucasians are committing racial suicide in today’s world. And the multi-culti liberals couldn’t be more pleased; we’re starting to fade out of existence right on (their) schedule.

    And as the quote from the Greek Polybius so aptly states it, it’s avarice or cowardice, or, more properly in modern terms, selfishness, which is doing this to us. It’s not that we couldn’t raise larger families successfully; the Mormons do it, and the Amish, and the Orthodox Jews. We’d just rather have more toys and comforts and “fun,” than we would have enough offspring to at least replace us in the gene pool. Some of the European countries are trying to stimulate (White) fertility with subsidies, etc., but it’s doubtful how successful this will be. The U.S. isn’t even doing that; of course any such attempt would be hysterically denounced as “racism” and “bigotry.”

    We seem to be in the same frame of mind as King Louis XV of France was when he said of his country, “Things will last in my time, but after me, the deluge.” Sorry, future generations; we’ve got ours and we’re having our fun. To bad we didn’t even bring a lot of you into existence.

  • Peejay in Frisco

    Europe isnt dying-it is merely shrinking. It can prevent itself from actually dying by allowing NO immigrants into their lands.Human history is rife with examples of one race being numerically and genetically annihlated by races of others who simply invaded and outbred them.

  • Anonymous

    The problem isn’t falling birth rates. The problem is population replacement! Europe’s population could recover and grow again, as it did after the black death, and many other historical tragedies (although a little more elbow room in a small crowded continent isn’t necessarily a bad thing). All that matters is that an alien population is not allowed in to occupy the vacuum. Take Japan as an example. It doesn’t matter if Japan’s population is 127 million or 75 million. What matters is if that population is wholly Japanese or not.

  • ghw

    “The under population problem will soon be an over population problem when the EU is about one year into the depression. Food/water shortages will make the elites wish they had fewer people when riots take over their streets and they are no longer safe and secure in their gated communities.

    Then there will be the tribal clashes, demanding that the third world elements go back home and bleed the treasury of their home countries dry.”— Whiteraven

    …………

    I don’t know that they have gated communities in Europe. I’ve never seen any; Europeans don’t live that way. Nor do they have that many of the topmost controlling elites living there. It must be realized that much of Europe (and western world) has become a cultural/economic extension of the USA, a virtual colony so to speak, and is controlled from here. Riots in the streets of Manchester or Antwerp will be of little concern to people living in Beverly Hills or New York. Tut, tut will be their response.

    Additionally, I suspect that thoroughly indoctrinated Europeans (such as the Bitisn and Germans) have been so intimidated and cowed and brainwashed by half a century of self-hate propaganda and love for the dusky races that many of them would rather see their own children (if they have any!) starve than be thought racists — the most horrible thing anyone could be! Well, we shall see.

  • elitist

    Speaking at an American citizen who has lived in Europe for 16 years, I would say that the 10 most urgent problem facing Europe are Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, Islamization, and Islamization.

    Europe’s new minorities are a tremendous financial, social, political, and psychic burden on the indigenous population.

    Europe would be better off without the vast majority of these Muslim & Third World immigrants, who contribute nothing, and live off of taxpayer dollars.

    Absent the invading hordes currently destroying Europe, the continent could manage population attrition very well, and prosper in the process, especially if it emphasized eugenic trends (i.e., don’t subsidize high birth rates among the mentally challenged at the bottom of society).

    Eventually, of course, we need European and white birth rates closer to replacement level.

    But the real task at hand is keeping the invaders out, and reducing birth rates worldwide (with the exception of whites, obviously, who have had negative population growth for more than a half-century).

  • WASP

    3 — Anonymous wrote at 6:54 PM on June 24:

    “More crying from the rich, in fear for their asset values.

    The contemporary alarm over depopulation is only being sounded by the wealthy, who stand to see their fortunes collapse without constant population growth.

    This is why the wealthiest have always supported open borders and increased immigration.”

    I have noticed that our economies health are based on “growth”

    so I can’t totally disagree. After all, how can the economy grow with a shrinking population?

    Some/many rich folks are just out of touch with reality and believe what they see in the media about diversity being a wonderful thing.

    WAY too many people. Way too many dumb people and not enough smart ones.

    The next 100 years will be extremely interesting.

  • Anonymous

    I recently went to a 30 year high school class reunion. One of my best friends was there. He is a German/Canadia mixture. There were five blonde haired blue-eyed kids in his family. NONE of them had kids. In other words, his mother has zero grand children. I was astonished by that.

  • sbuffalonative

    “It is alarming and sad to see xenophobic and ultranationalist violence fueled by one nation’s perceptions of long-term decline vis-a-vis another group,” Smith said.

    Translation: The only thing worse than the death of the west is racism.