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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Population Bombed

The birth rate in Europe has been declining for several years. You think that’s good news? Au contraire, mon frere.

Quoth one of our favorite eschatologists, the Rev. Pat Robertson:

Studies that I have read indicate that having babies is a sign of a faith in the future. You know, unless you believe in the future, you're not going to take the trouble of raising a child, educating a child, doing something. If there is no future, why do it? Well, unless you believe in God, there's really no future. And when you go back to the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, the whole idea of this desperate nightmare we are in -- you know, that we are in this prison, and it has no hope, no exit. That kind of philosophy has permeated the intellectual thinking of Europe, and hopefully it doesn't come here. But nevertheless, ladies and gentlemen, Europe is right now in the midst of racial suicide because of the declining birth rate. And they just can't get it together. Why? There's no hope.

(Curiously, in France, the home of Monsieur Sartre, the birth rate is actually rising. Merde, as the great man himself might say. Sartre, not Robertson)...

So...the population goes up, it's bad news. If it goes down, it's bad news. If it stays the same, it's bad news.

Ah...the hell with it.

(BTW: Does Rev. Robertson still plan to televise the Second Coming? And will Joan and Melissa be there to comment on His wardrobe?)


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