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"Europe is dying and America isn't"

Reader comment on item: Europe is Finished, Predicts Mark Steyn

Submitted by Andrew (Switzerland), Mar 2, 2007 at 06:40

"The title America Alone refers to Mr. Steyn's expectation that the United States – with its "relatively healthy demographic profile" – will emerge as the lonely survivor of this crucible. "Europe is dying and America isn't." Therefore, "the Continent is up for grabs in a way that America isn't." "

This is often said, nevertheless I view the statement as highly inaccurate if not wrong. Yes, America's demographic profile is more healthy than Europe's at a superficial glance. But why is this? Primarily, I dare say, due to Mexican immigration and population growth among the non-WASP minorities. Hence, in the US too, those ethnic groups are on the rise which - for whatever complex reasons - are contributing less to society than the white anglo-saxon majority (WASP).

While the percentage of Muslims is much smaller, and whilst the US is not directly exposed to immigration from North Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East, there are nontheless serious issues about societal cohesion, crime and economic downturn in the US, particularly in its southern states. That said, Islam is said to be rapidly gaining ground among blacks.

Let's make no mistake here: What this all boils down to is that decline of Western population, societal values and culture is not confined to Russia and Europe but, sadly, includes the United States as well.

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