Crypto-Aryan raised an interesting question about what our goal should be in terms of birth rates:
How many children is optimal for whites, if you had your druthers, wiki? Replacement rate, a little more, a lot more? i would like to see whites have a slightly higher above replacement level birth rate, to make up for previous years we were below levels. but i don’t think that a rate of five, six, seven per family is good for whites, or for the planet.
He asked this in response to my post yesterday where I challenged a prejudice held by some in the WN community against people with high birthrates:
I would love to see us break the welfare state in half with a demographic tsunami of White children from across the spectrum of intelligence and ability. And if well-bred Whites aren’t doing their part, then we Whites from the trailer parks should be congratulated for doing ours. Besides, FLDS compounds and Orthodox Jewish families demonstrate that the whole dichotomy is specious. One can have a large family AND invest heavily in the offspring.
Not everybody agrees that our birthrates should be higher. Some very prominent ideologues in the movement, namely Dr. Pierce and Ben Klassen, believed that the world is overpopulated, that it would do well to have, say, perhaps 20 million humans (all of them White, naturally). I dismiss that idea for a variety of moral and strategic reasons, but Crypto-Aryan’s implied concerns about environmentalism and sustainability are valid concerns. There could be such a thing as too many White people (unless we colonize space…).
Our most immediate political concern is that our declining populations are making the borders we drew up in healthier times less and less sustainable. How long can we continue to claim Siberia while failing to populate or defend it? Will China continue to sit on its hands despite its burgeoning population, thirst for Siberia’s resources, and sprawling army of men without wives? Will we continue to claim America’s Southwest long after we’ve become the foreigners? How long will Europe’s Islamic invaders humor our traditions and institutions when they outnumber us?
For me, the overarching issue is that of stewardship. An elite which is well-educated and truly loyal to its community would be able to identify threats, challenges, and opportunities, directing us to behave accordingly. In the present situation, it would probably encourage us to strive for independence and frugality while raising large families at arm’s length from the modernist milieu. At some point in the future, they could recognize that our population is unsustainable and potentially destabilizing. They would then react accordingly.
China’s Mandarin caste, operating under the avatar of the Communist Party, is an excellent example of how a noble elite directs its community toward success. At first, it implemented the One Child policy to bring spiraling birthrates under control. Now, it’s incentivizing mass migration to Tibet and Turkestan in order to consolidate its borders. They’ve also encouraged immigration, including illegal immigration, into Russia’s Far East. The Israeli elite are doing the same thing in the West Bank, pretending to be striving toward “peace” while patiently securing the realm.
Imagine if our government offered free land to working class Whites along the Mexican border in order to Americanize the Southwest. Imagine if our government offered the same kinds of college subsidization incentives for having children that it offers for volunteering to die in the desert for Israel. This question, like so many questions, leads me back around to our foremost problem: our elites have betrayed us.