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Now it Makes Sense: Many of Europe’s Most Influential Leaders Childless July 11, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, cultural marxism, demographics, error, foolishness, General Catholic, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unbelievable BS.
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Some people are childless, and not of their choice.  This can be a very painful cross for them to bear.  But in this age, the vast majority of adults without children are childless by choice.

I think it speaks a great deal to Europe’s ongoing descent into chaos and literally insane government that so many of Europe’s most prominent leaders are childless.  The current leaders of the arguably the four most powerful countries in Europe – France, Germany, Italy, and Britain – are all childless.  It speaks to the dominance of sexular pagan belief in Europe and the strange desire for self-annihilation so many Europeans (leaders or no) seem to have these days:

James McPherson, writing in the Washington Examiner, makes a remarkable observation: the leaders of Europe have no children. France’s Emmanuel Macron has none. Same with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British prime minister Theresa May, Italian prime minister Paolo Gentilon, Holland’s Mark Rutte, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven has no biological children.

The prime minister of Luxembourg is also childless. I mention him not to cherry pick, but because it means that of the six founding members of what evolved into the European Union, five are now led by childless prime ministers or presidents. As George Weigel says, this would have been unimaginable to one of the founders of modern “Europe,” Konrad Adenauer, who was the father of eight.

It’s also unimaginable in the U.S., at least for the time being. President Trump has five kids. There hasn’t been a childless American president in my lifetime.

It is very strange to me that people would elect leaders over and over who, in a very real sense, have no great stake in the future of their country.  Not only do those leaders lack a vested personal interest in the future state of the nation they lead, but they also represent a sort of gotterdammerung all too prevalent in the West today, a sense that today is all that matters and the future be damned.  Even on the strictly utilitarian basis of setting an example for the people of the country to emulate, they fail.  Many European nations, afflicted with terminal birth rate declines especially among the native populations, have resorted to financial incentives to try to entice women to have children.  But the message is obviously a mixed one, with most Euro governments also taxing citizens for provide “free” or highly subsidized contraception and abortion.

If corporate and political interests want to flood Europe with reliably cheap workers (or more souls for the welfare roles) and statist voters, the fact that this policy will, sooner rather than later, result in the extinguishing of Western civilization matters not a whit to them, because neither they, nor their non-existent children will ever have to experience the negative consequences of this policy.   Of course it is possible for a leader to have a nation’s genuine interests at heart whether they have children or not, but I think as an overall trend it is disturbing at best, and an profound indication of Europe’s ongoing nihilist desire for self-destruction at worst.

It’s also completely unsurprising.

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Comments

1. The Lord's Blog - July 12, 2017

Reblogged this on Jean'sBistro2010's Blog and commented:
Childless Europe and America closing in?………….

2. The Lord's Blog - July 12, 2017

As a laywoman I am childless and single but I think our Lord wanted it this way for a reason. I don’t know the reason behind the European Leaders. I too am worried about the future also. The Lord will win out as we all know. We know that He won and will win in the end.

Baseballmomof8 - July 12, 2017

I know a good man who is also single and of course childless. In his mid-50’s, he did not sense a calling to marriage or priesthood. That said, he has been a rock in his family, generously helping aunts, uncles, siblings, nieces and nephews. He recently moved in with his elderly parents to care for them (and is so valuable to his employer that they begged him to continue working for them, now from his parent’s home). We were always taught that the single life could be a call, you, and he, answered it.

The Lord's Blog - July 12, 2017

God Bless you.

3. Baseballmomof8 - July 12, 2017

Wow. So often in my prayers and concerns about the Church and our country I think about what my 8 kids and 11 (so far) grandkids will face in the future. These people have no skin in the game.

4. Tim - July 12, 2017

What an empty and useless existence. I can’t imagine how utterly useless my life would seem without my wife and children.

c matt - July 12, 2017

Well, if it is by choice and motivated by selfish reasons such as avoiding the inconvenience of having and raising children and/or to further one’s professional career, I would agree. For others, it may be in order to serve the common good (e.g., some sort of charitable work that would not really commend itself to raising a family), in which case I can understand. Unfortunately, I sense the latter sort is rare.

Numbskull - July 12, 2017

Well I’m just a Numbskull, so its good not to have little numbskulls running around. I’d like to think my life has not been utterly useless, and I’ve been a good warning to others. For instance, the “Kids, Don’t Try This At Home” sign was named after me.

5. Richard Malcolm - July 13, 2017

Whereas Poland’s prime minister, Beata Szydło, not only has two children, but one of them was ordained a priest in Krakow last month. And his first mass? It was a TLM.

It may not be a coincidence that Szydło leads one of the two most conservative governments in all of Europe.

Camper - July 16, 2017

I heard her son was an FSSP priest!

Richard Malcolm - July 16, 2017

No, I’m afraid he’s diocesan.

The confusion stems from the fact that his first Mass was a TLM, in an FSSP-served church in Krakow, assisted (as I understand it) by Fraternity priests.

Still, a very wonderful thing just the same. (He could actually be a bishop some day!) Try to imagine Macron or May or Frau Merkel having a priest son who celebrates a TLM First Mass. Your head will explode just trying.

6. another single - July 14, 2017

Do we know these leaders are childless by choice ? If not, perhaps that situation is what allowed them to put time and effort into politics and rise to their position.

The Father of Our Country was childless. Martha of course had children from a previous marriage.

another single - July 14, 2017

Okay. It just occurred to me that Washington had no “legitimate” children. Perhaps he had physical offspring outside of marriage. I’m sure somebody knows.

Numbskull - July 15, 2017

There’s a lot of people with the last name of Washington, so I’m guessing George did get around a bit.

Tim - July 16, 2017

The father of our country was a free mason.


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