Posted BY: Andrea Widburg
The New York Times reports that China has admitted for the first time that its population is declining. (I’ve heard from sources that this has been going on for some time; what’s different is that China is admitting it.) Populations across the West are declining as well, including in the U.S. What does this mean for our children and grandchildren? The sure bet is that they will not live as we have lived.
In 1968, Paul Ehrlich and his wife wrote The Population Bomb, a book that quite literally changed (and is continuing to change) the Western world. Basically, it was premised on the Malthusian concept that a wealthy society, rather than planning for the lean years, simply produces so many people that its resources fail, at which point there is a horrible, painful, and violent collapse involving mass starvation and war as different nations fight for scarce resources.
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What neither Thomas Malthus nor the Ehrlichs envisioned (although the Ehrlichs should have) was that technology would make such great advances that well-run countries are able to feed not only their own citizens but other countries’ citizens as well. Paul Ehrlich is still out there shilling his failed theories, and Western countries are still acting as if they’re real.
I’m glad your last paragraph clarified your position. Thinking that technology makes no change is nuts. Sometimes you read an article that talks about fields that have grown over and are abandoned. That’s just somebody’s land that isn’t worked anymore. We can feed all of America and quite a bit more. It puzzles me why we are producing food in China when we know they hate us and poison us when they feel they can get away with it.
On another related note, I’m excited to seeing what Trump can do again in office. I expect nothing less than the final failure of the CCP. China’s communists can’t survive without America’s support. We need to ship our commies over there in exchange for. … nevermind. I don’t guess I’ll trust anyone raised over there any more than our RINOs or DNC, etc.