Based on preliminary data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the Pew Research Center calculated that the overall birth rate — the annual number of births per 1,000 women between 15 to 44 — was 63.2 last year. That's the lowest since such reliable record collection began in 1920 and close to half the birth rate in 1957, amid the Baby Boom years.
The culture of death is starting to hit its stride. Few people are reproducing, in part because human life is no longer valued, and in part because sex has become an end to itself, and not a means to something greater. I do not refer to simply reproduction, but also to the pair-bonding mechanism of sex, that links eros to libido. And so, in the age of nearly-unrestrained appetite, the birth rate ironically hits its nadir. Life is no longer precious.
The overall number of births declined 7 percent from 2007 to 2010. During this period, U.S.-born women saw a 5 percent birth-rate decline, while there was a 13 percent drop in births to immigrants. The drop was even more dramatic for Mexican immigrant women, at 23 percent.
This is about the only good news, since it means that the inevitable fracturing of American society along racial/cultural lines will be delayed a while longer.
Despite the recent dip, foreign-born mothers still give birth to a disproportionate share of the nation's newborns, a trend that has persisted over the past two decades. The birth rate for immigrant women in 2010 was 87.8 per 1,000 births, compared with 58.9 per 1,000 births for American-born women. And although only 13 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born in 2010, immigrant births accounted for 23 percent of all newborns that year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Still, it will only be a slight delay.
The report also found that the share of births to unmarried mothers and teen mothers was higher for U.S.-born women (42 percent and 11 percent, respectively in 2010) than to foreign-born women (36 percent and 5 percent, respectively). Meanwhile, a higher share of immigrant women gave birth at age 35 and older (21 percent) than did U.S.-born women in that age set (13 percent).
One thing that does not bode well is the increasing number of single mothers. My bet is that this occurs primarily among blacks and lower-class whites. The productive members of society will end up footing the bill for these bastards and their irresponsible mothers, and this will likely lead to serious political resentment, especially as the economy continues to tank.
In all, the recent birth stats paint a rather bleak portrait of America’s future. Quite simply, responsible middle class people aren’t reproducing enough while those of the self-destructive class are still popping out babies. If demography is destiny, the America is destined for social collapse, for their will eventually be no one left to carry on the better aspects of American culture.