Plummeting birth rates represent the biggest threat to western society as native populations fall below replacement rate levels, according to Conservative MP Miriam Cates.
Cates made the comments during the National Conservatism Conference in London.
The MP made the argument that the greatest challenge facing the west was not climate change, cultural Marxism or Russian and China, but the “failure to deliver” babies.
“None of our philosophical musings or policy proposals will amount to anything long-lasting unless we address the one overarching threat to British conservatism, and indeed to the whole of Western society. No it’s not climate change, it’s not Russia or China or Iran, it’s not the Neo-Marxist ideology that has so weakened our institutions, it’s not inflation, or taxation, or poor productivity. There is one critical outcome that liberal individualism has completely failed to deliver and that is babies,” Cates told the crowd.
None of our philosophical musings or policy proposals will amount to anything unless we address one overarching threat.
It’s not neo-Marxism, inflation, or taxation. It’s one critical outcome that liberal individualism has failed to deliver: babies.
-MP Miriam Cates #NatConUK pic.twitter.com/nUN22e4z6o
— National Conservatism (@NatConTalk) May 15, 2023
Cates warned that the future is being determined by the forces of cultural Marxism, which is “systematically destroying our children’s souls.”
She also accurately described how young people are being taught to be self-loathing, both towards humanity and their own country, a toxic hatred that is causing mass depression and nihilism.
“When culture, schools and universities openly teach that our country is racist, our heroes are villains, humanity is killing the Earth, you are what you desire, diversity is theology, boundaries are tyranny and self-restraint is oppression, is it any wonder that mental health conditions, self-harm and suicide, and epidemic levels of anxiety and confusion characterise the emerging generation?” Cates asked.
The MP also explained how young people were being pressured to pursue higher education, which saddles them with debt and works as a roadblock to starting families and buying homes.
“Spending so much time and money on education also makes it much more difficult, particularly for women, to decide when is a good time to pause and have children,” said Cates.
Popular culture relentlessly promotes the so-called virtues of childless relationships and women embarking on long careers at the expense of starting families.
Cates made the comments as Britain’s population continues to grow almost entirely as a result of mass immigration and the descendents of migrants having more children than the native population.
Dr Paul Morland warns that white British children are likely to become a minority in primary schools by the year 2060.
“In terms of the speed of the decline, there was work done by demographers at Oxford and other work more recently that looks at 2060, where we’ll have perhaps 50-60 per cent of people defining themselves as white British,” said Morland.
“But of course at that point, if you look at the primary school or the school age folk or the people in the large cities, it would be a minority and a declining minority,” he added.
As we highlighted yesterday, having once imposed a draconian one child policy, the Chinese government is now launching a nationwide program to encourage its citizens to get married and have babies.
China Family Planning Association vice president Yao Ying said the policy is “expected to take innovative and proactive measures to help foster childbearing-friendly atmospheres and contribute to advancing Chinese modernization with the support from the high-quality development of the population.”
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