Of course, this Mark Steyn article is all over the blogs and talk radio but if, for some reason, youve missed it, do read it now. The West is dying, he argues, because of suicide. A combination of lack of civilizational confidence and low reproduction rates is making us increasingly vulnerable to the plans of fanatics who reproduce in great numbers.
After you read it, you may want to think about what you can do to remedy the situation--and not just with words.
This all reminds me (and you will forgive the personal reflection) of a conversation I have always remembered with relish. During my first year of graduate school (when I was new to the group and the only female in the bunch) we were assembled for one of our weekly excursions to the local watering hole after a Charles Kesler class. During class we had been talking about one of the many ways in which the country had lost sight of its original purposes and had to be set back on track again. At the bar this fellow graduate student approached me and very publicly insisted that I deliver to the assembled masses the "female perspective" on solving the problem. Without missing a beat I said, "Well, John [not his real name], its really all very simple. The thing we women know is that in order to win long term weve simply got to outproduce them. So you should all get married soon and have lots of children." I was right, of course. But this didnt do much to improve my social life at the time!