When I read Mark Steyn’s disheartening ‘America Alone,‘ ten years ago, like Steyn, I saw no hope for Europeans to halt the steep population decline of their people. Italians, Germans, French and Spaniards, etc. just weren’t having enough children to replace themselves while migrant population numbers were skyrocketing.
For the first time since I started my ‘Invasion of Europe’ series I see hope for a reversal of the trend everyone thought could never be turned around. Is it too little, too late, who knows, but thank God there are now political leaders willing to try!
Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban say NO to the idea that “New Europeans” are needed for Europe’s economy to survive. Thanks, but no thanks, we will produce our own children!
Italian Interior Minister wants more babies and fewer migrants as the country’s traditions and identity are at stake
Matteo Salvini, The League (Lega) leader heads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government and he’s not held back his opinion that Italy’s “tradition, our story, our identity” was at risk while the political left have used declining birthrates and threat of an ageing population as an “excuse” to “import migrants”.
In an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome, the Italian Interior Minister cautioned that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is “destined to die”.
His comments follow Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s programme calling for Hungarians to have more children.
Poland and Hungary are among several conservatives in Central Europe making the decision to pursue pro-family policies, rejecting mass migration, despite the possibility of slowing short-term gains to GDP and engendering anger from the globalist establishment in the European Union.
“We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility, nurseries, on a fiscal system which takes large families into account. At the end of this mandate, the government will be measured on the number of newborns more than on its public debt,” the Minister stated.
U.S. based Institute for Family Studies suggests that the country is successfully “winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable” with new policies to help responsible married couples get into homeownership, supporting childbearing, and raising incomes.
Orbán and Salvini’s policies are a significant departure from the many left politicians in Western Europe. Germany’s Gregor Gysi, for example, believes in the necessity and desirability of replacing Europeans with ‘New Europeans’ from a migration background.
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Want to send the Open Borders Leftists around the bend? Promote the idea of people of European heritage having more babies. Almost nothing else you could say will make their heads explode faster!