Tuesday, January 12, 2010

China's Future Estrogen Shortage

If you get a moment, take a look at this story making the rounds right now.

China’s “one couple, one child” family planning policy could leave more than 24 million men unable to find a bride by the end of the decade, a report says.

The country’s leading think-tank describes the gender imbalance among newborns as the most serious demographic problem facing China. The surplus of bachelors — known as “bare branches” — in the rural areas has been described by senior officials as a problem that could lead to a surge in crime and social instability, the ruling Communist Party’s greatest fear.

When this policy was announced many years ago, it became immediately apparent to me that people would abort (and in some cases kill) baby girls as a result of this policy. I told people what I thought.

Some people just nodded and shuttled their kids into SUVs to get them to their baseball practice. Others smiled and said I was a deep thinker prone to troubleshooting world problems with common sense solutions. They would then asked to be excused.... because they had a meeting to go to and they were running late. Some just rolled their eyes and said nothing.

As the reality looms on the horizon, some are beginning to recognize what was so apparent to me back then.

Mark my words again today.

There will come a time when a surge in crime and social instability within the borders of China will be the least of the problems on the Asian continent. It will not only be a Chinese internal problem but will affect other nations, as well.

When the Chinese nation cannot appease those men who are without spouses, the time will come to send them off to war with their neighbors. Taiwan, Laos, Thailand, Korea, Japan, any or all will feel the full strength of a large and frustrated military force.The Chinese will occupy those nations, make slaves out of the men, and steal the women for themselves.

By that time, the U.S. will be so weak that nothing can be done. This current government in Washington will have this nation so far into China's pocket book, they will be calling all of the the shots. We will be the puppets and we will only be able to sit and watch.

Maybe, just maybe, we will be able to appease them. But it may require sending our daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, and nieces to marry them.

Roll your eyes if you want. I hope I am wrong. But still mark it down, because time waits for no one. If we don't fire those who are facilitating this massive debt to the Chinese, we will be trading our future sovereignty. I may be dead and gone by that time, but the time will still come.


Chuck said...

This having only boys sounded good to these parents until they are starting to realize that their grown up loser sons will be living in their basement forever.

Seriously though, I am with you on this. The thought occured to me in the past that if they aborted all of the girls the boys wouldn't have anyone when they grew up.

I fear you could be right too in that these men will then get restless.

Rocket said...

OT but I almost died laughing when I read this from our resident oracle on the mountaintop. Let the word be spoken!


Then read

Then we will remember things we said today

This is for Greg and LA remembering the good ole days.

A.C. McCloud said...

China is crowing right now about their superior economic stimulus plan, saying it's because they are Commies and can just tell people what to do.

Yeah, baby.

LASunsett said...

//I fear you could be right too in that these men will then get restless.//

Restless wasn't the word I had in mind, but went with it to preserve the PG-13 rating. ;)

Leslie Bates said...

Another example of why zero-sum thinking never works.

LASunsett said...

//This is for Greg and LA remembering the good ole days.

Well, here's what I say -- my short analysis.

Reading the post you linked to, I see little has changed in that circle:

1. Still has a chip on his shoulder towards Americans.

2. Still lives in the past. Invoking Rumsfeld's name (this many years after his departure) is a sure indication.

3. Still as a preoccupation with his personal perception of racial injustice.

What he doesn't seem to understand:

1. Americans do not have a disdain for Europe.

2. We really don't worry about how people perceive us (quite frankly I cannot understand why a European would even care about what I did or did not think, of them).

I mean, I want Europe to like us, I really do. I want China to like us too. But not at at what I believe is the expense of the American nation's own interests and general well-being.

LASunsett said...

//Yeah, baby.//

Austin? Is that really you?


LASunsett said...

//Another example of why zero-sum thinking never works.

I think you are right.

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