Wednesday 28 February 2018

No children!

From Junior Ganymede:

  • Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected French President, has no children. 
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no children. 
  • Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has no children 
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May has no children. 
  • Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children. 
  • Holland’s Mark Rutte - no children
  • Sweden’s Stefan Löfven - no children
  • Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel - no children
  • Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon - no children
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission - no children. 

What to make of this pattern? It is significant, for sure - not a coincidence.

In so far as children are a stake in the future, this is important; but the ruling elites who do have children are also actively-wrecking the world that their children will inherit (not least by ensuring that they will be vilified, persecuted, parasitised minorities in what were their own countries).

And this is just the tip of an iceberg of chosen sub-fertility - implicitly willed extinction - which affects almost the entirety of Western populations (apart from a few traditionally religious subgroups).

It is also just the tip of an iceberg of anti-real-marriage, anti-family, anti-biology - pro-extra-marital promiscuity, pro-sexual revolution, pro-hedonism...

It is decadence, it is nihilism, it is despair.  It is positive, deliberate, strategic evil.

We knew all this already - and we know the cause; but demographics provides the most objective data that illustrates it.


Duggus said...

Significance: They aren't the future. The question: Who will be?

Bruce Charlton said...

"Who will be?" According to present demographic trends - among the native populations, a few *small* groups of Christians; and a larger number of people composed of those of very low intelligence, high impulsivity and high psychopathy. But mainly; recent arrivals from the lower social classes of the higher fertility parts of the world.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan and Shinzo Abe of Japan are also childless.

Trump has five children.

Bruce Charlton said...

New Zealand socialist PM has a cat, Putin has two humans... The pattern overall fits the theory.

Bruce Charlton said...

The PM of Italy also has no children - That means the leaders of the Big Four European nations (UK, Germany, France, Italy) don't have a single child between them...

The Irish PM has none.

In balance, the Spanish PM has two.

What about the increasingly-Christian, mass-immigration-resisting, ?breakaway V4 (Visegrad) group?
Polish - Four
Hungarian - Five
Slovakian - One
Czech - Four

Hmmm... I think I begin to see where European hope, motivation and purpose is located...

Mark Moncrieff said...

Professor Charlton

The New Zealand Prime Minister announced recently, a month or two ago, that she was pregnant.

Mark Moncrieff
Upon Hope Blog - A Traditional Conservative Future

John Fitzgerald said...

Absolutely, Bruce. I've been thinking that (re the V4) for a while.

Unknown said...

EU population 510 million.
Countries with childless leaders 310 million.
Voting rights, influence, all go by population. The EU is controlled by leaders who have no children to experience the effects of their decisions.