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That's always been inevitable

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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Feb 23, 2006 at 19:32

That particular horse has already bolted. It's a statistical inevitability and has been for years. Birthrates in Western Europe might as well be in single figures - there's no way to sustain our standard of living as the population ages without mass immigration. The damage is already done. So who or what's to blame? Well, to a certain extent it's in 'freedoms' of our culture that we champion so much. We can thank The Contraceptive Pill, fast-track divorces, the breakdown of the traditional family unit, Women's Lib, the rise of the Single Parent family, abortions, IVF, etc, etc.

There's no question that we need to start cracking down on anything that erodes our 'culture' and 'values' as a whole but it's important to be realistic about the world that we live in and to tailor our responses to what can actually be achieved rather than pipe-dreams. The world is changing rapidly. Give it 50 years and the world order will be markedly different (if we haven't blown it up or completely removed the ozone layer!)
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