I bow to no one in my respect for Mark Steyn, but I’d counter that “low birthrate” is a good thing the wrong type of people are breeding:
The stupid stupid people — and the smart stupid people.
Until recently, a friend lived in Toronto’s highest (above replacement) birthrate neighbourhood, the slowly gentrifying part of town whose very name was once a byword for crazy white trash lowlifes.
This Earth Day, as happened when he lived there, roving gangs of little white Village of the Damned children will take to the streets, chanting “turn out your lights” at non-compliant windows.
How are more future Dippers and Democrats a positive thing?
Yes, I realize I’m not pitching in. I never wanted kids for dozens of reasons, and am too old now, anyhow.
But again: I don’t think “low birthrate” is necessarily bad, if only we could get everyone else to abstain.