Here’s how they die, at least in the modern, internet era: pitching romantic vacations in the hopes that someone might wind up pregnant:
Denmark has a lot of things going for it. Last year, the UN’s World Happiness Report crowned it the globe’s happiest country, citing the nation’s commitment to maternity leave, gender equality, biking, and drinking lots of wine when it’s cold outside.
Its economy is also tops, chugging out $211 billion in annual GDP despite its relatively small population of 5.6 million. Economic inequality? Not a problem. Income distributes more evenly there than most places.
But Denmark has a sex problem. (Re-evaluating that happiness ranking already?)
Well, it’s not exactly a sex problem, per se. It’s more like a baby problem. According to government statistics, Denmark posted a birth rate of 10 per 1,000 residents in 2013 — its lowest in decades. The nation’s birthrate was 9.9 in 1983…
And, so, a travel agency has worked a “Do It For Denmark” campaign – at the link you can view the mildly NSFW ad pitch. Its all very cute and funny, but it also reveals the underlying problem. For all our wealth and for all our civilizational obsession with sex, we ain’t having kids. And here’s the problem – if a people doesn’t create new people, it dies. Funny how that works, huh?
We have no stigma attached to shacking up without marriage. No one would dare call a child born out of wedlock a bastard. Our popular culture is saturated with sexual references. We have a “hook up” culture among our young which appears to hold that sexual activity is just part of a movie/dinner date night. Everyone is encouraged to have as much sex as possible…and yet birth rates around the world have cratered. Often to the point where some nations are already losing population year by year. What gives?
For most people it would all be a great mystery. It won’t be for some – those of us who either back when already knew or who have discovered the truth: when you separate sex out from its marital and procreative functions (via pre-marital sex and various forms of birth control, plus abortion) you will get lots more sex, but you won’t get sex which has any actual purpose in life…and you’ll also get people who have grown to believe that sex is just a thing of itself, having no purpose beyond the actual sex act. And then you’ll get cratering birth rates, welfare States in trouble (all welfare States are built upon the requirement of a steadily increasing population) and absurd ad campaigns to convince people to have sex with a purpose.
As I’ve said elsewhere, this is just the end of a civilization – a dying, liberal civilization which proposed to make everything just great for everyone as soon as we cast off all the burdens of the old, Judeo-Christian civilization. Well, with abortion on demand, same-sex marriage and, now, human bodies being burned for fuel, I think we can say that the very last shreds of the old civilization have been cast off. This is now the liberal civilization long dreamed of. Here it is. Do you like it? Well, don’t get too used to it – its already dead. It’ll be replaced – by a Judeo-Christian civilization…where people will not only know how to have sex, but will know what it’s for without having to be prompted by a slick ad campaign.