Sunday, June 12, 2011

Short films on "demographic winter" abound

I reviewed “Demographic Winter” on my Movies blog June 7, but there are a number of short films about the issue on YouTube.

For example, watch “The Sad Truth About Europe”, posted by Casa LuBanana (7 min).

The film says that a culture cannot sustain itself for more than 25 years with a fertility rate of less than 1.9 per couple.  I think “you know” where this is headed, as it discusses Muslim immigration into Europe, and Canada and, to a lesser extent, the United States.  I don’t think the film is correct on US fertility rates.

Ladyattis has a contrasting video, “Demographic Winter Is a Myth” (9 min). She argues that a young population is not necessarily essential to a technological culture. 

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