Demographics and relevance
The BNP still has supporters who think that our perception of an Islamic threat to Britain and Europe is exaggerated. If I recommend that they should have read an article by Gunnar Heinsohn entitled “Babies Win Wars” and which was published in the Wall Street Journal on March 6 last year, I know they will say “what do you expect from an American global capitalist rag which will make no criticism of Israel”. But just ponder on these extracts.
“Dying nations are usually defined as those with fertility rates of 1.5 or lower. By that measure, 30 European countries are either dying or, like France (and Britain – Editor), seeing their cultures and populations transformed by growing ethnic and religious minorities.
“In 2020 there will be one billion “fighting-age” men (ages 15-29) world-wide; only 65 million will be Europeans. At the same time, the Muslim world will have 300 million males, often with limited opportunities at home.”Heinsohn then points out it isn’t the first time Europe has found itself tottering on the edge of extinction. Throughout the 1400s, outbreaks of bubonic plague and pressure from conquering Muslim armies reduced Europe’s population to 40 million from 70 million. In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII responded to the crisis by decreeing the death penalty to anyone, including midwives, who hindered women from conceiving. It did the trick, producing fertility rates as high as in Gaza or Nigeria of today. After 1500 and right up to 1914 West European women raised on average about six children.
Starting with Columbus’ second voyage, Europe’s surplus males began the conquest of the world. By 1900 its population had risen to 400 million despite the loss of 80 million who died in Europe’s domestic wars. Another 60-70 million were to die in the two World Wars.