Always and continuously, population and demography is discussed in relation on how it impacts the power that a State has… and never on the individual people.
It’s like people as individuals — or even families — don’t matter.
Other than the Jews and the Slavs, tribal and ethnic groups barely even exist.
God exists in the post to be mildly derided and mocked, but churches and religions are largely of no importance, except as empty containers of mass-people.
A Russian perspective indeed… where even “the good and godly czars” were careful to keep the masses in a drunken stupor to eliminate rebellions.
“Who cares if such policies destroy the families and men of the nation? If the Russian Crown simply stole the property of independent liquor producers to merely stuff its coffers? Keeping the faceless and meaningless masses drunk helps to Protect The Power Elite – and that’s ALL THAT MATTERS!”
The supposedly godly and noble Russian Nobility were slaughtered by the evil and godless Communists. There are reasons for this.
This attitude is most apparent in the comment of Turkey, the BIG WINNER of the 20th century precisely because it has the right sort of genocidal attitude to the Enemies of the State, liquidating the cultural/religious enemies without the usual Communist cherry of exterminating their own people:
6) Were the Turks the big demographic winners of the 20th century?
* 1914: 13.7M Turks vs. 10M Armenians + Greeks (1.3:1) & ~170M in Russian Empire – precarious.
* 2017: 80.8M Turks vs. 13.7M Greeks+Armenians (6:1) & ~150M in RF – secure as never before.
The attitude is, “Expanding State Power Justified All Things.”
Or, in theological terms, rank power-worship.
Every Communist must grasp the truth, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. Yet, having guns, we can create Party organizations, as witness the powerful Party organizations which the Eighth Route Army has created in northern China. We can also create cadres, create schools, create culture, create mass movements. Everything in Yenan has been created by having guns. All things grow out of the barrel of a gun.Wikipedia, Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, Vol. II, pp. 224-22
Not truth and justice. Not right and wrong. Just power and control.
How very Secularist.
As for the example of godless Austria increasing its birth rate with government handouts (as opposed to “Holy Poland” and its failing population?
- Government handouts are a curse, not a blessing. As is most clearly demonstrated by the example of Black America. And keep an eye on the kind of children, born to people motivated by Free Money.
- Government handouts, coming from a barrel of a gun (from tax collectors), can indeed work for a time. Until the effect fades (likely) and the money runs out (definitely).
- Government policy does not make a nation holy!
- AGAIN with the Statism!
- The supposedly devout nature of today’s Polish government (or yesterday’s Fascist Spain) is a paper-imitation of a righteous society.
Actually God-fearing people actually obey God… as opposed to just waving crosses and spouting devout babble. This includes the “go forth and multiply” bit.
To expand on the failure of the State to redeem a cursed people, let’s turn to King Josiah of Israel.
Christians are looking for quick political fixes, and are equating any perceived progress on such fronts as rip-roaring successes. It is instructive, then, to consider the rip-roaring successes achieved by King Josiah, the greatest king of the Old Testament by Scriptural acclamation.
The scriptures that speak of Josiah’s reign should bring tears of joy and recognition to those sympathetic to Christian Reconstruction. The fact is, notwithstanding the astonishing strides under Josiah, Israel’s reconstruction was short-lived and finally collapsed catastrophically under the reign of Zedekiah. The reconstruction, particularly among the populace, had no abiding root. It’s as if the cultural flip-side to “unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Scribes and the Pharisees…” is “unless your reconstruction exceeds that of King Josiah…” But make no mistake: if we, today, were enjoying even a fifth of the progress that Josiah’s cultural piledriver had achieved, many Christians would see that as a miraculous, world-wide success. So we must continually remind ourselves that “these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition” (I Cor. 10:11). Only unshakeable things can remain when God moves in history.Breaking the Yardstick by Which We Measure Success by Martin G. Selbrede
People who adore State Power, Mighty Leaders, and National Greatness place their trust in broken reeds and piles of sand.
Stop worshiping the gun.
Start worshiping – and upholding the laws – of God.
If you love Jesus, you will obey Him. And He has told you – and your family, your church, and your nation – what to do in the commandments of Moses, as modified by Jesus.
Do this, and live.
This always means gain eternal life… but often, this also means “live righteously and prosperously well in this life, and leave a good inheritance for your Godly heirs to build on.”
Much better than being a Disposable State Slave, some Cog in the Wheel, I say!
Let it be noted that the Russian blogger also mentioned in passing the ongoing demographic failure in Islam — especially including the “demographic winner” of Islamic Turkey.
The barrel of a gun is great at killing, but it can’t make babies or heal either the flesh or the spirit.
(True: it can protect life, liberty and property, property used.
“The right tool for the right job.”
But don’t turn to a slab of metal for salvation, or healing, or even building — as opposed to protecting — wealth)
People who have a hope in the future have children. Something that men with guns can fake up for a time, and then the facade falls apart as the blood rots the foundations.
I still have the greatest hope for the United States, due to its (pre-Constitution) Christian foundations. But it’s going to take a lot of pain and repentance for American Christians, Black and White, to get back to where they should be.
Different peoples have different sins, true: but sin is sin. Sin impoverishes and deludes and kills: repentance and increasing holiness, coupled to submission to Christ and obedience to God’s Law-word brings life and healing and a future.
Note that God is the expanding Christian presence in Russia, China, and the Islamic world.
Even in Europe… thanks to immigration.
(And definitely not due of any moral shift among the natives.)