Friday, June 30, 2006

The Chinese Age or China Ages?

We hear it all the time. People, especially Europeans, love to talk about the miracle of the Chinese. In high school I was told that by 2015 the Chinese would surpass us economically. None of it is true. The intention of this is to raise doubts about the power of the United States.

Your humble WordBearer has long been a naysayer on the veracity of Chinese economic prospects.

The NY Times (I know I loath them too) has an interesting story about China's aging problem.

By the year 2020, 1/3rd of the population of the city of Shanghai will be over 59. Experts say Shanghai is on the leading edge of one of the most profound demographic changes in history. There may soon be manpower shortages due to the massive amount of elderly Chinese.

Much of this problem can be laid at the feet of the disastrous one child policy of the Communist Party. It eviscerated the flower of Chinese youth and has created a top heavy population pyramid. The massive social welfare net will be strained due to the lack of young people to pay taxes. The Chinese government will collapse before they ever economically overtake us.

The population control freaks in the West will lead us down the same road if we allow it. Their constant calls for population controls through abortion will skew our demographics as well.

All I can say is this: Ladies and gentlemen, get married and have kids. Have a bunch; at least two. The future of mankind depends on what you do in your bedroom. How private can it really be?