As is wont of any cultural fad, the last one seems to be the hardest to go.
As evidenced in this story by the BBC, it is now "bad" to have large families.
US researchers looked at 21,000 couples living in Utah between 1860 and 1985, who bore a total of 174,000 children.
Dr Dustin Penn and Dr Ken SmithIn other species, the high physical costs of bearing and raising offspring explain why having as many offspring as possible is not ideal - even though it might appear to be the most successful way of continuing the species' existence.
Just like every other 'crisis' that we've faced - famine, population, oil shortages, pollution - we've found a way to overcome it. Usually it is due to technological advances.
The same is true of our longevity. This study is absolute rubbish because it looks at the lifespans of people going back to 1860. Up until 1940 people had significantly lower lifespans. With the development of vaccines - specifically against measles, mumps, syphilis, polio and influenza - people began to live much longer.
For these "researchers" to equate having large families as "unhealthful" for the parents is all part of the divide & conquer strategy of the Collective Left. They want to supplant the family unit with big government and enforced socialism. This study feeds into the idea that having kids now adays is a bad idea. It's part of the Left's death cult. The part of our society that says "if it feels good, do it" - no matter the risk.
My question is : Why doesn't someone tell the Muslims this? They're having extremely large families. No one is laying guilt trips on them for having multiple wives and dozens of children. As part of our alleged "enlightenment" in Western Civilzation we've adopted a suicidal agenda: small or no families. We are effectively doing the work of the jihadis - consciously keeping our numbers down out of some warped sense of cultural malaise.
Mark Steyn wrote eloquently about this in America Alone. I highly recommend his tome. It's a wake up call as to where we're at in the fight for Western Civ.
So go out, right now and knock up your wife or girlfriends. Tell them, if they protest, that denying you a baby means that the terrorists are winning!