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half in love with easeful death?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 07, 2005

Mark Steyn powders some skeets d'élites in the Spectator:

Steve Sailer pointed out in the American Conservative the other week that George W. Bush won 25 of the 26 states with the highest fertility rate. On the other hand, John Kerry won the 16 states with the lowest. If I were a Democrat looking 20 years down the road, I'd be very alarmed by this trend.

But then not many Democrats do look 20 years down the road: radical secular individualism is a present-tense culture, in America as in Europe. 'In the long run we are all dead,' as Keynes said. There speaks a childless homosexual. Those Old Testament big begetters knew better: a celestial afterlife is something we have to take on faith, but our afterlife on earth is the children we beget and the children they in turn beget. ... Pace Timothy Garton Ash, you can't defend the Enlightenment if you're too enlightened to breed.

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