Democratic-Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
of New York recently claimed, in a video posted to social media, that birth
rates are dropping because of capitalism…and that more immigration was
the only possible solution to keep the social safety net intact.
The ditzy one stated: "You take a look at it,
there are, and it's not just Japan and South Korea, there are quite a few
countries that are really struggling because young people under the burdens of capitalism and living under a society that's increasingly concentrating
wealth among the rich, we're not having kids, and we're not having kids at the
same rate.” She added,
"And we actually need immigrant populations to
help balance things out. We can't continue to fund Social Security, Medicare,
all of this stuff without immigrants and it's always been that way. Don't act
like it's some new trend or anything like that."
is exactly the opposite, of course, as any student of history (and/or economics)
knows. Literally billions of peoples’ lives have been greatly improved
by the advent of free market capitalism and private ownership of the
means of production. There are “quite a few countries that are really
struggling.” Take a look at Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela, for
example, all Socialist-Marxist-communist. Communist countries have historically
fared so badly that every single one of them still in existence has had to
market reforms into their economies.
reality, providing medical care and a vast array of other services, mostly
gratis, to those in the tsunami-like wave of illegal aliens has put a
tremendous strain on our social safety net, our budget, our legal system, our border
towns and states. Hell, homogenously wealthy Martha’s Vineyard claims it
doesn’t have the infrastructure or resources to deal with 50—count them, 50—migrants.
Why do the Beltway elites think that these border states should have to process
and take care of millions of migrants a year?
let the taxpayers pay for them with the money they’ve made by the grace of
And why aren’t
young people having kids, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez? It’s not because of capitalism or
unequally shared wealth. It’s because they don’t want to be bothered with them,
are loathe to commit the money and time to raise them, don’t hold religious
beliefs, or believe climate change will soon render the Earth essentially
uninhabitable. So they either use contraception or abort the babies they’ve conceived.
“The Squad”—and everyone else that purports to favor
Socialism/Marxism/communism—need to learn the lessons of history. In short, and
in lingo they might understand: communism sucks, capitalism rocks. Capitalism
always provides a more vibrant economy and a better standard of living than a
command economy. Period.
nation’s economy is good and people have money and are confident that this will
also be the case in the future, they tend to have more kids. When a nation’s
economy is bad and people are destitute and have little hope for a more
prosperous future, they tend to have fewer children.
is a bonus lesson: Ignorance + entitlement + arrogance = societal collapse.
are living in a society that’s increasingly concentrating idiocy among the