Human rights tribunals are obscuring the real themes behind Mark Steyn’s writing: His book America Alone is actually about demographic change.
A report released last week is calling birth rates in Europe “critical.”
Europe is now an elderly continent.” Almost one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion. The marriage rate fell by 24 per cent between 1980 and 2006. Two out of three households have no children, and nearly 28 per cent of households contain only one person.
Happy belated Mother’s Day…
Tanya adds: I had a baby-boomer who lives solo suggest something intriguing this weekend. She thinks young, struggling, single moms should move in with lonely, single, middle-aged women who live in over-sized houses. It’s a novel concept. There’s a need within both parties. Many older, single-dwelling women feel as though society has told them their usefulness has expired. Heaven knows they still have so much left to offer!
Véronique adds: Well, on a happier note, demographics are doing just fine around my house where I was literally swamped by arts and crafts on Sunday morning. A special mention goes to daughter Brigitta who not only gave me several crafts made of a variety of weeds (mostly grass and dandelions since there is no trees in my urban sprawl neighborhood) but choreographed a ballet number and wrote a poem. One of her verses went a little like this:
“Mommy, you make me happy like a dolphin skipping over the waves”
You know, you just go about your daily life wondering if you are doing an acceptable job or if you are scarring your children for life. Then you get this and it makes it all okay.