May 17 2008 Posted at 6:49 by Gavin M.
Above: Charles Krauthammer
Okay, that's enough of that. Seriously and in earnest: That unsourced statement from ol' Krauthammer is from a notorious column from the gloamy yesteryear of 2006 in which he warned of a new Holocaust, saying that Hitler's successors "reside in Tehran" and that their "rush to build a nuclear bomb" threatened the destruction of Israel. We know what happened with that, and whoopsie-doodles, and so forth. But as with Podhoretz, it's always some new mortal peril, isn't it?
It is the collective decision of American Jews themselves, who have led the battles for birth control and a woman's right to choose.
So this time it's racial suicide â€” as opposed to the Shoah, when they were murdered by homosexuals.
As Jews were roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population from Roe v. Wade to today, perhaps 2 percent of the 50 million legal abortions since Roe were likely performed on Jewish girls or women, resulting in 1 million lost members of the Jewish community in 35 years.
And since it was the same proportion, that explains why the percentage has gone down.
And if demography is destiny,
We've replaced Pat Buchanan's favorite paleoconservative expressions with epigrams from the quintessential anti-individualist and technocrat, Auguste Comte! Let's see if he notices!
Israel's future, too, appears grim.
There's going to be more math, and it's not going to make any sense either.
As former Ambassador Zalman Shoval writes, Israel's population of 7 million is 80 percent Jewish. But the Palestinian population of Israel has risen to 20 percent and is growing much faster.
So Israel is still 80 percent Jewish, but Palestinians now make up the entirety of the 20 remaining percent. This is due to the fact that there are now more Jews in Israel than there are in the US, because US Jews are slowly disappearing. There's something missing in all this.
Perhaps its time for a wildly irresponsible, entirely untrustworthy citation.
One Israel blogger, using Shoval's totals, writes that among the Israeli population between 1 and 4 years old, roughly 30 percent is Arab. The future of Israel is thus increasingly Arab and less Jewish.
Then again, another Israel blogger says the opposite, as does the right-wing news service, Arutz 7, whose Hillel Fendel waves a think-tank report and declares, "Demography is not an existential threat to the Jewish State. Therefore, there is no need to retreat from Jewish Geography [i.e. the occupied territories] in order to secure Jewish Demography." Although, one Israeli Prime Minister sees things somewhat differently â€” i.e., not purely as a fertility issue:
If the day comes when the two-state solution collapses, and we face a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights (for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip), then, as soon as that happens, the state of Israel is finished.
Hmm. Here's Pat again:
According to the United Nations, by 2050, Israel will have 10 million people.
By then, the Arab population, at present birth rates, is likely to be close to 30 percent of the Israeli population. On the West Bank and Gaza, today's 4 million Arabs are to explode to 10 million, far outstripping the growth in Israel. Jordan's population of 5 million, 60 percent Palestinian, will also double to 10 million.
Thus, not even counting Palestinians in Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the Gulf states, Israel's 7 million to 8 million Jews in 2050 will be living with 13 million Palestinians in Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. If Israel is to survive as a Jewish state, a separate and independent Palestinian state would seem an imperative.
Yet, as Israelis continue to build outposts and expand and add settlements, the possibility of a Palestinian state recedes. Indeed, many Israelis, seeing what an end to the occupation produced in Gaza, refuse to consider any pullout at all from the West Bank.
Such a policy of holding on and digging in is sometimes the best one â€” but only if time is on one's side. Is time on Israel's side?
Here Pat is seeming almost sane again, which means heartbreak is coming. Take a breath and prepare for the next sentence.
According to the world population statistics from the National Policy Institute, the worldwide Arabic population in 1950 was only 94 million, less than 4 percent of the world population. But by 2050, it will be 700 million, 7 percent of a world population of almost 10 billion.
Yes, we're using stats and demographic predictions from the neutral and impartial National Policy Institute. Here's a blurb on this group of disinterested bean-counters from the Southern Poverty Law Center:
After a year of soliciting funds for a "new think tank" in Washington, D.C., the National Policy Institute was established with a staff of four in September 2005 by far-right publisher William Regnery. The institute's mission statement says it aims "to elevate the consciousness of whites, ensure our biological and cultural continuity, and protect our civil rights. The institute â€¦ will study the consequences of the ongoing influx that non-Western populations pose to our national identity." In an August 2005 speech to the Chicagoland Friends of American Renaissance (see group profile below), Regnery warned that "within the first or secondhand memories of people in this room, the white race may go from master of the universe to an anthropological curiosity." The institute has published two studies: a critique of affirmative action, which the institute opposes; and "Mass Deportation is a Viable Solution to America's Illegal Immigration Crisis," written by Edwin Rubenstein. (Rubenstein, a frequent contributor to the V-Dare hate site, is president of ESR Research Economic Consultants of Indianapolis and has served as research director for the conservative Hudson Institute, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, an economics editor at the National Review, and a contributing editor at Forbes magazine.) The institute's senior fellow is Wayne Lutton, an extreme-right writer, and its spokesman is Kevin Lamb. Its board includes Louis R. Andrews, American Renaissance Editor Jared Taylor, and James B. Taylor, who is also on the board of directors of the Reagan Ranch Program. Its advisory committee includes Kevin MacDonald.
Nice. That really boosts the 'ol confidence that we're using the best available quantitative information in reaching these otherwise-bold conclusions.
According to U.N. population experts, Lebanon's population will grow to 5 million in 2050, but Syria's will almost double from today's 20 million to 34 million. The population of Saudi Arabia will rise from 24 million to 45 million. Egypt will grow by more than 50 million to 121 million Egyptians by 2050. The Islamic Republic of Iran, 71 million today, is expected to reach 100 million at mid-century.
All of which are utterly dwarfed by the U.N.'s World Population Prospects 2005 speculations on Africa (Ethiopia: 83 million in 2007, 183 million in 2050; Liberia: 3.7 million in 2007, 12.4 million in 2050). Still want to vote for an ethnic Kenyan (37.5 million, 84.7 million) while you still have a choice to vote for a white person?
By the way, all these projections will happen exactly, while global warming was concocted as a way of "frightening Americans into transferring sovereignty, power and wealth to a global political elite that claims it alone understands the crisis and it alone can save us from impending disaster."
And, demography aside,
Good save, Pat.
the Islamic faith of Israel's neighbors is becoming militant.
For some reason that nobody can figure out.
Hamas now controls Gaza. Hezbollah now controls Southern Lebanon and is becoming the power in Beirut. While Egypt is headed by a pro-American autocrat, the principal rival for power is the widely popular Muslim Brotherhood.
Those who do not like the Saudi monarchy should consider what is likely to rise in its place, should the House of Saud fall. The same is true of the Jordanian and Moroccan monarchies, and the sheikdoms, emirates and sultanates of the Persian Gulf.
In any struggle of generations, the critical question is often: Whose side is time on? As President Bush celebrates Israel's 60th birthday, and is celebrated in turn as Israel's best friend ever, it is a fair question to ask.
Message: The counter-Jihad against the Global Caliphate will be fought in the chatrooms of JDate.
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