Message of Hope
How Darwinism will create a conservative dynasty in America
For a glimpse of a nation's future, said Phillip Longman in Foreign Policy, pay a visit to Seattle and Salt Lake City. Seattle, a city of highly educated progressives, " has 45 percent more dogs than children." Traditional Salt Lake has “19 percent more kids than dogs." It's a striking pattern, found throughout the U.S. and Europe — and it will have profound implications for what kind of societies we'll leave for our ancestors. Fertility is now highly correlated to political and religious beliefs. The more progressive and secular you are, the less likely you arc to have a big family; the more conservative and religious you are, the larger your family is likely to be. In religious Utah, for example, the birth rate is 92 children for every 1,000 women, the highest in the nation. By contrast, highly progressive Vermont — the first state to embrace gay unions — has the country's lowest fertility rate, just 51 children per 1,000 women. "Among states that voted for President Bush in 2004, the average fertility rate is 12 percent higher than the rate of states for Sen. John Kerry." Almost 20 percent of American women who came of age in the countercultural 1960s and '70s arc approaching the end of their fertility cycles without reproducing, meaning that millions of progressive feminists are bequeathing "no generational legacy." Whether you like the implications of these numbers are not, the trend is clear: We're headed for "a far more conservative future, one in which patriarchy and other traditional values make a comeback, if only by default."
Source: The Week Publications