This video reminded me of the statement attributed to de Tocqueville. "America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great." We are seeing the collapse of America because of the collapse of moral values. We may have already reached the tipping point with the collapse of reason itself and a return to barbaric paganism. In that case, America will not only cease to be great, she may cease to be at all. Remember what happened to Rome!
The birthrate has been falling for years in the West and is at a record low in the U.S. Even secularists are talking about it. Management expert, Peter Drucker, has a new book out discussed by STOPP International:
In the book [Management Challenges for the 21st Century], Drucker is telling the management of corporations what issues they must deal with as we move into the next century. Drucker states in the introduction: "This is not a book of predictions, not a book about the future. The challenges and issues discussed in it are already with us in every one of the developed countries and in most of the emerging ones. They can already be identified, discussed, analyzed and prescribed for. Some people, someplace are already working on them. But so far, very few organizations do, and very few executives. Those who do work on these challenges today, and thus prepare themselves and their institutions for the new challenges, will be the leaders and dominate tomorrow. Those who wait until these challenges have indeed become 'hot' issues are likely to fall behind, perhaps never to recover." We are not going to discuss all of the challenges that Drucker identifies. You may get a copy of his book to do that. But we will tell you the number one challenge he identified. In fact, let's give you that challenge in Drucker's own words:
- "The most important single new certainty-if only because there is no precedent for it in all of history-is the collapsing birthrate in the developed world."
Drucker identifies as the single most important business factor of the next century exactly what Bob Sassone, Steve Mosher, Judie Brown, Jim Sedlak and others have been warning about for the last 20 years. We've always asked the question "If we kill all our children, where will the consumers of the future come from?" Now the corporate world is beginning to wake up, and they do not like the answer.
Drucker outlines the problems in seven pages at the beginning of his book, and then carries the thread throughout the work. He describes how Japan and all of Southern Europe are "drifting toward collective national suicide by the end of the 21st century." He cites statistics to back up his contention and then observes that the United States is not far behind the other dying nations. He gives us another twenty to twenty-five years and then points out that our population will begin to seriously decline.I studied Peter Drucker when I was working on my Masters Degree in Public Administration at George Washington University back in the 70s. He's no lightweight. But in this case, he's a Johnny-come-lately. The pro-life community has been talking about the problem for years. It's certainly no surprise. The western world is not experiencing an overpopulation problem, but a population collapse. If you've never watched Demographic Winter, I recommend it. The impact on our children and grandchildren will be severe and serious. As they say, "Demographics are destiny!"
Can we recover? In human terms it seems impossible. But with God, all things are possible. Our best hope lies in Our Lady's intercession. America needs Fatima. And the best prescription is the rosary and the sacraments. So if you want to do something positive, fall on your knees and rejoice over every single precious child. Then commit to protecting their innocence and raising them for God.