In many ways creating a child friendly, family friendly society is the challenge Western governments face in the next few decades. Somehow, as societies, we have to get out birthrates back up to replacement rate or our culture will simply die out. The daycare driven, one and two child families which are stand issue for many in the West are not getting that job done. Thinking seriously about how to raise the birthrate, starting with giving stay at home mums support through three or four children, would be a start.I'd like you to focus on one sentence in particular there:
Somehow, as societies, we have to get out birthrates back up to replacement rate or our culture will simply die out.(Does Currie even know what kind of punishment pregnancy is for the female body? Would he volunteer for the "three or four" pregnancies that he advocates, if it were medically possible? I don't think I even need to ask.)
This kind of hysteria is standard, Buchanan-esque racial paranoia, and it's incredibly offensive. My girlfriend is Chinese, albeit born in Canada. Does she count as part of "our culture"? Why or why not? If you say she does, then you have to admit that culture is separate from the totally fictional concept of race. In Vicki's case, she's at least as Canadian as I am, as a white male.
But that's not what Currie believes. He explicitly conflates "culture" with "race" and therefore says that we need women to stay pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen, or else the darkies will outnumber us all. This is the only reasonable interpretation of worrying about birthrates. If society is a collection of ideas, norms, and beliefs, then the complexion and demographics of society are irrelevant. If Currie is worrying about "birthrates", what he's worrying about is making sure there are enough white people in the future.
Meanwhile, the democratic, liberal, increasingly-wealthy country of India is rapidly outgrowing even China. Somehow, I doubt that this comforts Currie any.
But by far the saddest thing about statements like Currie's is the fear behind them. The culture of western, liberal democracies basically spans the planet. It has a wonderfully corrosive effect on socially repressive states, and at its best it acts as a beacon to the world. At its worst, it's pretty bad, no doubt. But American, Canadian, and European movies, music, and books are by far a net positive for spreading a message of tolerance and freedom. This is true today, and it is going to stay true in the future, whether or not the proponents of freedom are white. Would the world be worse off if we lost Stephen Lewis, but gained two Nelson Mandelas? I don't think so.
What scares Currie is that the future might not belong to white people the way the past has. What's pitiful is that the only solution he can think of is to shackle half the population to the kitchen and bedroom.