Freakonomics posits the significant statistical decline in crime rates in the US to the legalization of abortion, among other things. There is a lively discussion about the validity of the data, but something has surely happened in the US. The emasculation of the male, and its role in social engineering, is the topic of another post, but suffice to say that strong male role models are not abundant in the laboratories of American social development, aka academia.
Thus, this ominous bit of information provides grist for the mill for those who proclaim the inevitable decline of Western values, and the good that will come of it.
The widespread use of sonogram technology–coupled with liberal
abortion laws–has made it possible for women to identify the sex of
their child so that those with a Y chromosome can be killed before
they’re even born. Last year, in a speech before the U.N., demographer Nicholas Eberstadt revealed the details of this frightening trend:
Over the past five years the American public has received
regular updates on what we have come to call “the global war on
terror”. A no-less significant global war—a war, indeed, against
nature, civilization, and in fact humanity itself has also been
underway in recent years. This latter war, however, has attracted much
less attention and comment, despite its immense consequence. This
world-wide struggle might be called” The Global War Against Baby
The effects of this war on girls can be seen in the changes in the
sex ratios at birth. Eberstadt explains that there is a "slight but
constant and almost unvarying excess of baby boys over baby girls born
in any population." The number of baby boys born for every hundred baby
girls, which is so constant that it can "qualify as a rule of nature",
falls along an extremely narrow range along the order of 103, 104, or
105. On rare occasions it even hovers around 106
This causes your scribe to ask several questions:
- First, should the feminist activists be concerned that the right to choose is serving as the agent of their demise in certain parts of the world?
- Second, as we, in the US, reduce the numbers of testosterone capable citizens, while our challengers in the East produce more and more males, are we putting ourselves in a demographic hole?