Demographic Problems

Clark's Corner - Demographic Problems

Demographic Problems

The Associated Press reported Sunday, October 29, that marauding youths in Clichy-Sous-Bois, France, torched hundreds of vehicles on Friday night and Saturday in observing the first anniversary of the riots of 2005 that began there, spread throughout the country, and lasted for three weeks, ostensibly set off by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teens. Three public buses and 277 vehicles were burned in other locations throughout the country in the latest violence, but Interior Ministry officials described the night as relatively calm, since up to 100 cars are torched by youths in “troubled neighborhoods” on an average night.

The riots in 2005 took the form mostly of burning autos and buildings. Some 9,000 cars were destroyed in France alone, for instance, but during that period Muslim riots spread to Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, and even Switzerland. Much of Europe is becoming “Islamicized,” mostly by low-income immigrants or products of immigrants who have formed an economic underclass that is becoming more militant even while governments try to find work for its members. Germany, for instance, invited Turks to come and work there after World War II, owing to a manpower shortage, and expected their “guests” to leave eventually. They didn’t, but, instead, became fruitful and multiplied.

“Today, the Muslim birth rate in Europe is three times higher than the non-Muslim one. If current trends continue, the Muslim population of Europe will nearly double by 2015, while the non-Muslim population will shrink by 3.5 percent,” according to a Brookings Institute reading of 2003. According to a BI report of January this year, France experienced a “birth boom” in 2005, meaning that the Muslim problem is intensifying there. Therein lies the framework for a Europe rapidly departing its “Western Civilization” roots and replacing them with the Islamic fanaticism that is fueling death and destruction on an unprecedented scale today throughout the world.

In both France and Germany, the birth rates accruing to “European” babies are not high enough to sustain even a “European” population holding its own. Instead, the countries are moving toward a Middle East culture that by most standards today is inferior to that of Western Civilization, as traditionally conceived with respect certainly to the technology area. As for the arts, culture is a regional matter.

There is a lesson here. The birth rate in the United States is hardly sustainable with respect to traditional families, mostly conceived of as Caucasian (white), the predominant identity of the settlers and earliest immigrant-settlers and thus the product of Western Civilization. According to the Population Resource Center in its May 2000 report, “Hispanics have the highest fertility rate of any U.S. minority, with the average Hispanic woman giving birth to three children in her lifetime. The African-American fertility rate is 2.2 lifetime births per woman. Non-Hispanic whites have the lowest fertility rate of 1.8, about 14 percent below the "replacement rate" of 2.1. Little has changed.

Seventy-five percent of the U.S. population is white but by 2050 will be hardly more than 50%, according to the experts, with Hispanics the second largest minority group, and African Americans third. Not long after, whites will become a pronounced comparative minority. This is precisely the same situation that obtains in Europe, but with Mexicans instead of Muslims. William B. Milam, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, stated in 2001 that there were seven million Muslims in America. Listed in the National Council of Churches 2005 yearbook is the figure 4,657,000.

What is to be extrapolated, if anything, from these observations? The keywords in academia and the liberal community today are diversity and multiculturalism. Interpreted, this means the glorification of groups that have emerged from backgrounds totally different from that of Western Civilization. Is this what America needs, in light of the position it has carved out in this world? Certainly not! The beginning point is the selective barring of Muslims from immigration. The continuing point is the sealing of the southern border and the deporting of all illegal aliens. This has nothing to do with prejudice, bigotry, discrimination or anything else. It’s just plain common sense, and the sooner the country gets with it the better off it will be.

The salient fact in both England and France is that Muslims born in those countries are committing terrorist acts – in France the ones noted above and in England, the recent bombings of trains and a bus. Islamic fanaticism feeds on hate and impels its terrorist members to do violence against the innocents who simply live next door.