"This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper"
- wrote T.S. Eliot in the closing couplet of "The Hollow Men"
- Eliot's poem was written after the Great War of 1914-1918 had:
--- carried off 9 million soldiers,
--- wounded twice as many more
--- brought down the Romanov, Hohenzollern and Habsburg empires, and
--- ushered onto the world stage Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini and, soon, Adolf Hitler.
Readers have ascribed various meanings to Eliot's words.
- One college professor of English suggested Eliot was looking back
- to the "whimper" in the cradle in Bethlehem that signaled the end of the old world, the Pax Romana,
- and the coming of the new Christian age.
- Some saw it as the whimper of a man facing the executioner's axe.
- Others say Eliot was referring to the middle-aged protagonist of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
- who had:
--- "measured out my life with coffee spoons" and soon would
--- "wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled"
Recent reports suggest God has another end in store for us.
- An Augusta, Ga., group, The National Policy Institute, has meshed:
--- the figures on fertility rates with
--- the continents and races on Planet Earth
--- to visualize what the world will look like in 2060.
The Caucasian race is going the way of the Mohicans
- In 1950, whites were 28% of world population, Africans 9% --- a ratio of 3/1.
- In 2060, the ratio will remain the same. But the colors will be reversed.
--- People of African ancestry will be 25% of the world's population. Whites will have fallen to 10%.
- More arresting is that the whites are shrinking not only in relative but in real terms:
--- 200,000,000 whites, 1-in-6 on earth
--- a number equal to the entire population of France, Britain, Holland and Germany
--- will vanish by 2060
- 94 million at the birth of Israel in 1948; outnumbered 7-to-1 by Europeans
- will rise to 743 million in 2060, a 10-fold increase,
- and will be 75% of the white population.
- Fleshing out the NPI picture is the U.N. population survey of mid-2007
That points to the 21-st century disappearance of Western Man by 2050
- 25% of all the people of Eastern Europe will have vanished.
- Ukraine will lose 33% of its population.
--- 150 million at the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991
--- 142 million today
--- will be down to 108 million
--- Such losses dwarf what Hitler and Stalin together did to these countries.
--- CIA Director Michael Hayden said this week that Russia will have to import workers
----- from the Caucasus, Central Asia and China, exacerbating already serious racial and religious tensions
----- in a nation with thousands of nuclear weapons.
--- With Russians east of the Urals outnumbered 100-to-1 by the Chinese,
----- there is little doubt, who will control the oil, gas, gold and timber of Siberia and
----- be staring hungrily across the Bering Strait at Alaska.
Middle East by 2050
- Iran's population will have risen from today's 71 million to 100 million
- Pakistan will add 84 million to reach almost 300 million, the U.S. population today
- Afghanistan's population will triple from 27 million to 79 million
- Iraq's will go from 29 million to 62 million
- The destinies of these nations will be beyond the capacity of an aging, dwindling, dying West to dictate.
Northern, Western and Southern Europe by 2050
- The U.N. statistics, however, show that this populations is stabilizing or falling only slightly.
- How can this be?
--- when only Iceland & Albania have fertility rates 2.1 children/woman - that can stop population declines
--- and all the rest have birthrates that would put bears, birds and wolves on the endangered species list?
--- Western Europe is being sustained by immigrants from - Maghreb, Middle East, Asia & Africa
--- baby boom among these blacks & browns is lifting & changing the face of the Old Continent forever
--- Islam is returning to Iberia, Italy and Balkans.
--- 3-rd World is coming -- to colonize the mother countries.
And America by 2050?
- According to the Pew Research Center:
--- the Hispanic population of the US will triple -- to 127 million
--- as Mexico's population grows to 130 million
- Fated outcomes:
--- An erasure of the US border, or
--- merger of the 2 countries, or
--- the linguistic, cultural and social annexation of the American Southwest by Mexico
Cultural identity losses
- In another Pew poll of 45,000 people in 47 countries (last October)
- a majority in 46 countries expressed fear of a loss of their traditional culture.
- 62% of Americans told Pew: we should do more to protect our way of life
- 75% of Americans wanted more restrictions on immigration
- Yet all 3 presidential candidates voted amnesty for the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens.
Hopefully, the peoples of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, who are about to inherit the earth as we pass away
- will treat us better than our ancestors treated them
- in the 5 centuries that Western Man ruled the world.
- Otherwise, we all go out with a bang
Bonus: World population meter: http://countrymeters.info