Its hard to fight the global jihad with a hip implant or a pacemaker…

Our ageing world isn’t a catastrophe. It’s a triumph (not)

We are healthier, living longer and birth rates are falling. Only the most blinkered of economists could fail to rejoice… more false optimism from the Guardian. Zoe Williams believes  the cup is still half full…


Mark Steyn: For the political class, the demography’s becoming an insurmountable obstacle. When your electorate’s split between a young implacable ethnic group and elderly French natives unwilling to vote themselves off their unaffordable social programmes, there aren’t a lot of options your average poll-watching pol will be willing to take. And the trouble with the social democratic state is that, when government does too much, nobody else does much of anything. At the very least, European citizens should recognise that the governing class has failed, that the conventional wisdom has run its course, and that it is highly unlikely that those culturally confident Muslims will wish to assimilate with anything as shrivelled and barren as contemporary European identity. Donald Rumsfeld, a man confined to the enclosures of thought, likes to say that weakness is a provocation.

The complaceniks’ view that there’s nothing wrong with the EU that can’t be fixed by more benefits, more regulation, more taxes, more immigration, more unemployment, more crime and more smouldering Citroëns. If you carry on voting for the Euroconsensus, you’re voting for a suicide pact. M. de Villepin put it very well: ‘What does it matter where this path leads, nowhere or elsewhere?’ The Euroconsensus leads nowhere. Time to try elsewhere.

  If we (or our kids)  don’t start breeding anytime soon we are doomed….


PoliGazette:Hope and Change Ain’t Good Enough