Saturday 30 June 2012

EU should 'undermine national homogeneity' in Southern Europe


The headline in the BBC was:

EU should 'undermine national homogeneity' says UN migration chief

The future of Romania is written here, I fear. Feminism and loss of faith in her future, or whatever the reasons are that Romanian women have fewer children, have done for her, unless something changes. 

Ceausescu's natality policy was considered by people in the West as very brutal though abortions and contraception were once outlawed almost everywhere but some kind of policy to encourage more children seems essential. As far as I know, only Russia is serious about this.

The 2011 Romanian Census, published this week, suggests that the population of Romania which has fallen to 19 million will halve on present trends in ninety years. But this means nothing, as present trends will not continue. Already Romania has more pensioners per head of population than any other country in Europe.
Peter Sutherland, the Southern Irish chairman of Goldman Sachs International, former chairman of BP, former EU commissioner and former head of GATT is an internationalist and a progressive, a man of the twentieth first century, used to seeing the world from the window of a jet not a bus. He heads an unpromising sounding body called the United Nations Global Forum on Migration and Development. Just over a week ago hd told a sub-committee of the British House of Lords Home Affairs Committee that migration was a "crucial dynamic for economic growth" in "some" EU nations, "however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states".

An ageing or declining native population in southern EU states, he said, was the 
"key argument and, I hesitate to the use word because people have attacked it, for the development of multicultural states... 

...The United States, or Australia and New Zealand, are migrant societies and therefore they accommodate more readily those from other backgrounds than we do ourselves, who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others.And that's precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine."

So in other words the Romanians of our day must be replaced by a different, mixed population who will have enough children to pay for old age pensions. This is the unforeseen end result of the welfare state.

Mr Sutherland might care to study the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Article 8 states:

States shall provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and redress for:(a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them of their integrity as distinct peoples.

Is there an alternative? The Japanese think so and prefer their race to grow old rather than be mixed but Japanese rely on families rather than the state for their old age. They may be proven right in the end but by then it might be too late for Europe to go back. 


  1. What if not even migration is a valid solution to the aging problem?!

  2. No because Romania is undergoing a transition from the Bismarckian pay-as-you-go pension system to an individual pension system that does not depend on demographics.

    People who have many children are INFERIORS to those who have fewer children. How many children the wives of Peter Sutherland had conceived?

    Is this predicted development the biblical prophecy “the last will be the first” come true? God forbid!