The Jake Files

January 5, 2006

European Demographic Shift

Filed under: Old Europe — Amazing Jake @ 7:08 am

My first post on the Jake Files!  An important article by Mark Steyn appeared on Wednesday.  The transcript of a followup interview of Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show is here (hat tip Instapundit).

 To avoid collapse, European nations will need to take in immigrants at a rate no stable society has ever attempted. The CIA is predicting the EU will collapse by 2020. Given that the CIA’s got pretty much everything wrong for half a century, that would suggest the EU is a shoo-in to be the colossus of the new millennium. But even a flop spook is right twice a generation. If anything, the date of EU collapse is rather a cautious estimate. It seems more likely that within the next couple of European election cycles, the internal contradictions of the EU will manifest themselves in the usual way, and that by 2010 we’ll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on American network news every night. Even if they avoid that, the idea of a childless Europe ever rivaling America militarily or economically is laughable. Sometime this century there will be 500 million Americans, and  what’s left in Europe will either be very old or very Muslim. (emphasis mine)

Steyn postulates that the declining birthrate in Europe, which is more concerned as a society with the welfare state than with societal self-preservation, combined with exploding Muslim birthrates and immigration, will leave Europe as a changed society.  Essentially, Europe will be a location on a map, with no real Europeans.

My disdain for France and Germany finds delicious irony in all this, but it does not bode well for Western Civilization as a whole. 


1 Comment »

  1. I believe you.
    Does this mean that what’s left of us Europeans should relocate to the US to avoid falling under sharia law? Would the US welcome us as refugees?

    Comment by C.A. — September 13, 2006 @ 11:58 am | Reply

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