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Lessons From Record Decrease in Japan’s Population


 

This commitment by Indian society to universal, lifelong marriage has attracted many, especially women.

Between the State and the Church, we are seeing unprecedented levels of intervention in our sexual lives  |  Cartoon by Lee Judge on February 13, 2011

Between the State and the Church, we are seeing unprecedented levels of intervention in our sexual lives | Cartoon by Lee Judge on February 13, 2011

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ukushima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki are the not the only nuclear disasters that have hit Japan. The bigger disaster is unfolding in slo-mo.

Japan’s population has dropped by a record 284,000.

As of Oct. 1, 2012, the country’s population was estimated at 127,515,000, down 0.22 percent from the previous year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said April 16.

The decline is the largest in both number and rate since 1950, when comparable figures were first available.

The population dropped for the second year in a row for the first time.

Japanese society continues to age, with the population of elderly, aged 65 or over, estimated at 30,793,000, up 1,041,000 from the previous year. It was also the first time that the elderly outnumbered children, aged 14 or under, in all 47 prefectures.

The natural decrease, or the difference of deaths and births, was the largest ever at 205,000. This marked the eighth straight year of natural decrease for men and the fourth straight year of natural decrease for women. By prefecture, Tokyo, Saitama and Chiba marked the first instance of a natural decrease.

via Record decrease in Japan’s population – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun.

Maya means … Propaganda … ?

The only reason India is not sitting on a demographic time bomb, is because of our देसी मन्द बुद्धि desi-mand buddhi (rustic minds). Especially from the Indo-Gangetic plains.

This देसी rustic mindset that our ruling elites look at with contempt, did not get fooled by the massive propaganda drive by the West – using the Indian State as its agent.

Not Individuals … But Families As Building Blocks Of Society

The Indian system of family stability is based on three principles: -

1. Universal marriage. In the rest of the world, the rich marry, the poor: -

2. New families funded by families and relatives with income stream from property, profession, business for groom and and start-up capital of gold to bride.

3. Since, all girls and boys, especially during periods of social chaos, political instability (like British Raj) may not find matches, marriages are arranged by social ‘intervention’ to keep the system of universal marriage functional.

People Know …

This commitment by Indian society to universal, lifelong marriage has attracted many, especially women. Indian men are seen by Russian women as ideal husband material. On the other hand, apart from the staggering levels of prostitution, sex-deprivation has triggered a wave of sexual-abuse of children across Europe and US. Widely, but not limited to the Catholic Church system.

Charity … Anyone?

This pattern of sexual misbehavior has claimed a life this time.

Peter Roebuck, a cricket player-coach-writer recently jumped to his death from his 6th floor hotel room in South Africa. After receiving a suspended sentence in an British court for not-so deviant behavior with his South African trainees, he emigrated to Australia.

Similarly, in India too, we have seen these various do-gooders use their ‘charity’ work to gain access to unwilling sexual partners.

Promoted by the Desert Bloc ‘system’ is

- Sexual repression in the masses

- An impossible marriage mechanism with crazed alimony system

- Antagonistic and confrontational gender relations

- A flourishing prostitution industry

- A distorted religious system that promotes celibacy

Charity seems like a facade for gaining access to sexual partners in all these cases. The cause may be the sexual repression rather than dubious charity.

Islamic Demographics

Indian Muslim population is growing because they have persisted with the Indian family model. In West Asia, Islamic populations are meager and much below Indian growth levels. Muslim populations are increasing only in countries where Indian influence is strong – and therefore commitment to universal marriage is strong. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia.

Meher system in all these societies (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia) is nominal, weak. The day Muslims (from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia) become ‘fully’ Muslim, implement the Meher system, their populations will start decreasing.

The only two countries that has come close to India in this metrics are Indonesia and China. Thanks to Mao and Western propaganda, in China that has changed. Progressive Liberals in India are desperate to implement the Chinese model in India also – in connivance with the West.

Seems like Russian women know more about marriage …



  1. rajivkutty
    April 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    hilarious. you feel “zameen” should be guaranteed and yet couples should have 100 children each. I have news for you. If couples have more than 2 children per generation land being a finite resource the land holding per family will keep decreasing, or forests have to be cleared to make way for new farmland. With each passing generation if families adopt a 4 or 5 child policy land holding per capita will decrease. With a 2 or 3 child policy at least the land holdings will remain with each passing generation.

    And as usual celebrate the success of your jihadi brothers and criticize hindus and south indians. If you north indians dislike us so much why do you guys crowd our cities in the south and come running to look for jobs here??

  2. rajivkutty
    April 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    your ‘zamin’ guarantee will not work if families started having 100 children instead of 2 or 3 as the land per capita will continue to reduce per generation. So what exactly it is do you want to guarantee?? ‘zamin’ or unlimited kids??

  3. rajivkutty
    April 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    ya as expected no reply. You have to either choose number 1 or number 2, but you want to choose a number which is both number 1 and 2. LOL. either you guarantee ‘zameeen’ or guarantee unlimited kids. which one is it sanghi bhau??

    Also can you explain what is wrong with a 2 or 3 child policy especially when there is still a lot of hunger in india??

    Ya as expected u ain’t gonna answer thee tough quechsions

  4. rajivkutty
    April 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    even i agree that a one child policy is genocide. but there is nothing wrong with a 2 or 3 child policy. even Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have reduced their fertility rate close to 3. Do you want UP and Bihar to crank up their fertility above 4 again??

  5. April 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm
  6. April 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  7. April 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    @StPTBarnum Like the article, I too love the idea of lifelong marriage. But it should be based on mutual affection, not fear of society.<br />@StPTBarnum The article portrays Westerners as unhappily divorced &amp; Indians as happily married. The reality is far, far more complicated.<br />@StPTBarnum Article mentions "New families funded by income stream from start-up capital of gold to bride." Glorification of dowry, anyone?<br />@StPTBarnum Hence the phrase, "You educate a man; you educate a man.You educate a woman; you educate a generation."<br />@StPTBarnum That's why WHO has joint Maternal &amp; Child Health programs. You can't have a healthy child without first having a healthy mother.<br />@StPTBarnum Organizations working for child health have long known that the wellbeing of a family is tied to the wellbeing of its women.

    @StPTBarnum Like the article, I too love the idea of lifelong marriage. But it should be based on mutual affection, not fear of society.
    @StPTBarnum The article portrays Westerners as unhappily divorced & Indians as happily married. The reality is far, far more complicated.
    @StPTBarnum Article mentions “New families funded by income stream from start-up capital of gold to bride.” Glorification of dowry, anyone?
    @StPTBarnum Hence the phrase, “You educate a man; you educate a man.You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
    @StPTBarnum That’s why WHO has joint Maternal & Child Health programs. You can’t have a healthy child without first having a healthy mother.
    @StPTBarnum Organizations working for child health have long known that the wellbeing of a family is tied to the wellbeing of its women.

    @StPTBarnum In fact, I am a feminist BECAUSE I believe in family. And no family can be truly happy if all the women are miserable. @StPTBarnum My feminism does not make me anti family. Quite the opposite. My greatest dream since childhood is to have a happy family :)

    @StPTBarnum In fact, I am a feminist BECAUSE I believe in family. And no family can be truly happy if all the women are miserable. @StPTBarnum My feminism does not make me anti family. Quite the opposite. My greatest dream since childhood is to have a happy family :)

    @StPTBarnum Both Western & Indian societies are imperfect. In pointing out the flaws of one, we should be careful not to idealize the other.@StPTBarnum Sexual abuse of children is rampant in India, often by relatives, but goes under reported, leading to falsely low numbers.
    @StPTBarnum Both Western & Indian societies are imperfect. In pointing out the flaws of one, we should be careful not to idealize the other.@StPTBarnum Sexual abuse of children is rampant in India, often by relatives, but goes under reported, leading to falsely low numbers.
  8. April 28, 2013 at 6:53 am
    As I can see the following six points are at the centre of discussion from your point of view.

    I have written many more posts on this subject which examine the issues that you have raised – and a linking those posts here.

    First I am writing from the point of view of crores of marriages that happen in India each year – and not an individual standpoint.

    There is no quantitative data on why individuals get married – because it is their best chance to form a relationship or fear of society. Even love and romance or a ‘commercial’ interest. Hence to form opinion on the basis of bias or prejudice would be futile.

    1. Mutual Affection vs Fear of Society:

    This idea that one should marry only after being wildly, deliriously in love that will last a lifetime, for ever and ever is a carefully crafted utopia – to maximize the number of single people.

    To Indians this may sound like an exaggeration but countries that follow the Confucian-Platonic social systems – like the West, work hard at this. Work hard to ensure that people remain single and unmarried.

    Coming to love affection, romance … Just look at the number of work-place romances that spring up. Affection, love, sexual interest all happen with proximity, time and shared spaces. Affection, love, sexual interest are also not linear, static growing or declining. These relationships have to cultivated – and from that will come various outcomes. Happiness, Romance, Families, Sexual fulfillment, etc.

    2. Happily Married vs Unhappily Divorced:

    How about seeing it this way.

    Unhappily married, to most people is better than unhappily single.

    To see more than 80% of the population forever seeking a relationship. Or living single, resigned to the fact, that they may not be able to initiate and build a commitment to a relationship.

    My estimate that as high as 80% of young people need some kind of facilitation to enter into a relationship in modern societies. In India that facilitation is now being done by ‘arranged’ marriages. In the West, it is being done by blind dates – which is again seen as a loser’s gambit.

    Traditionally in India, this was done through Dandiya, Holi, and similar such festivals.

    3. Sexual Abuse of Children is Rampant in India:

    A few months ago, when the Delhi rape case was at its hysterical high, the point that was overlooked was about sexual assault on children.

    Again many posts have been written on this in the 2ndlook blogs. 2ndlook blogs have been covering this topic for the last 4 years – using domestic and international data. I have linked some of these posts. Each of these posts have further links.

    Based on anecdotal patterns, it is my belief that we have in India opportunistic, random sexual assault on children. There is no system behind it. Deviants who assault children when they find an ‘opportunity’.

    But the West seems to be having more of ‘organized’ types of sexual ‘abuse’ of children. Sports, religious, charitable activities are organized as front – behind which these predators abuse children.

    2ndlook has examined cases across India and outside India also.

    The most recent case was Joe Paterno in the US. We have the Duncan Grant saga in Mumbai.The continuing saga of Catholic church where priests have been abusing children systematically.

    In India, a few such cases have been seen – where Government initiatives at ‘welfare’ were hijacked. But private initiative with the ulterior motive of sexual abuse of children is either rare or unknown.

    4. Both Western and Indian societies are Imperfect:

    This argument is a killer. It stops all discussion.

    I would prefer to divide societies in three categories. Growing (India, China), Stagnant (US, Japan, Russia), and Declining (UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, etc.).

    They have different problems and cause sets. And one needs to understand these problems and cause sets

    5. Women are central to a happy family

    This respect and welfare for women is the one of the worst examples in Progressive-Liberal armory.

    Is a woman any more a victim than a child? Or a old-couple robbed and murdered? Or a young couple who leave orphan children behind? This musical chairs of crime against children, against women; against the aged guarantees that the subject changes – but not the situation.

    What about respect for men? What about respect for elders? What about some respect for children? Any special reason why only women should be respected? What about some respect for our leaders? For our police? For our diplomats? For our public servants?

    Only women matter?

    6. Glorification of dowry:

    Must we run down all tradition? Is all our tradition necessarily irrelevant? A 2ndlook is required.

    What in English is called dowry was a tradition reserved for the rich and powerful. The bride’s family received the bride ‘price’, the bride or her family received the dower (share in husband’s property), and the bride’s family paid a dowry. This was a commercial agreement based on status, urgency, bargaining position, etc. This was to ensure that property and its rights were protected among the elite. Among the poor the right to marriage existed by a thin thread.

    Indian marriages have a different basis. Indian society is committed to universal marriage and commitment to marital stability

    1. In early stages by bride through dowry
    2. In late stages by husband with family pacts and transfer of wealth to the grih-lakshmi

    Only in India do poor people fund their children when they get married. This ensures that the new family has a stable family base. This includes items needed in a kitchen, basic household furniture, clothes, accessories and grooming articles. Apart from jewellery and cash gifts.

    If the brides parents have been responsible for 20 years of the girl’s life, the grooms family take-on the responsibility for the next 60 years. Logically, why should the bride’s family make no zero contribution to the new family? Why is it only the groom’s family responsibility – as modern ‘sociologists’ like to recommend? Similarly, if the bride is going to commit her future to the husband’s family, does she have financial security? What about the bride’s share in her parental, ancestral property?

    All these questions are answered when the new family starts.

    Coming to the UN and the WHO, these are Western institutions, funded by the West, which are promoting a Liberal-Progressive agenda, based on expanding the role of a Welfare State. This Welfare State idea has been a failure – and cannot be sustained. Having started, the Voter is unwilling to a retreat. Since India is not a Welfare State – and the Indian Voter is not even demanding a Welfare state, the UN /WHO /NGO-industry hae been funded by the West to promote these ideas.I would hesitate to give much weight-age to these organizations.

  9. Rucha Dalvi
    July 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    You say Japan is facing a demographic disaster, while India , because of it’s comparatively higher fertility rate, does not. However, IIndia is also facing a demographoc disaster, althouh of a very differenT kind.
    Nearly 10 million female fetuses have been aborted in India in the past 20 years. The all India sex ratio is 943 females for every 1000 males. In Haryana, it’s only 877 females to a 1000 males. And India’s child sex ratio is a shocking 919 females per 1000 males. http://www.census2011.co.in/sexratio.php
    This severe scarcity of women will lead to a large number of frustrated men who are unable to find brides. This in turn will lead to illegal trafficking of women, increased rapes and assaults.
    In the next 20 years, with far less women available to bear children, I wouldn’t be surprised if India’s fertility rate, birth rate and total population sees a sharp decline.
    At present, India’s fertility rate is 2.59. I predict that by 2033, it will have fallen to 1.5 (well below replacement rate) just because there won’t be enough mothers around to give birth, leading to a decline in India’s population.

  10. Rucha Dalvi
    July 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    In your comment above, you wrote: “New families funded by relatives with income stream from property, profession, business for groom and start-up capital of gold to bride.”

    I say: In short, you mean dowry. But it is this very dowry that is responsible for female foeticide.

    You write, “If the bride’s parents have been responsible for 20 years of the girl’s life, the groom’s family take on the responsibility for the next 60 years. Logically, why should the bride’s family make zero contribution to the new family?”

    I say: Because the bride is contributing her labour to her husband’s family for the next 60 years by working for them every day, be it within the house or outside it, without pay. If she works outside her home, her salary goes to her husband’s family and not to her parents. Her parents have invested money and effort for 20 years to raise her, and get nothing in return. Isn’t it selfish then, to not only give their daughter (an additional pair of hands) to her in laws, but also pay a hefty dowry? Is that not unfair?

    You write, “What about the bride’s share in her parental, ancestral property?”

    I say: She can get her share the same way her brothers do, through her parent’s will! Why does she need dowry to get her share?

  11. manu
    April 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    As a brother of a sister and husband to my wife :) …. I agree with anuraag. Any well intentioned system can be abused. The dowry as a menace is a modern phenomenon … This statement is based on chats with my grand parents and people of similar age. You can chat with your elders about this. The gifts/money aka dowry given to the bride by her parents never exceeded their social /financial status. Meaning they gave only what they could afford and were willing to give (no social pressure to gift a car etc).

    You said why cant she get her share of the property like her brothers do … If me the brother has taken care of my parents for 30/40 years shouldn’t I get a bigger share of their assets if not all of it? Giving it at the time of marriage is great timing i would say …. I mean in both the cases the wealth of parents goes to the daughter (via inheritance or dowry). Giving it at the time of marriage gives the couple financial security and one less thing to worry about.

    There are other concepts built in this system (esp in north india). The concept of kanyadan (not to be confused with The Kanyadan father giving his daughter away). But a system where all the guests coming to the marriage give money to the brides parents. This money as per my research is 10-15% of the entire marriage budget. Here the society at large comes around to chip in for the couple.

    Story of two couples from Australia
    Couple 1 : Indian guy, arrange marriage, bride from India got DOWRY. Used his dowry to pay down his home loan. Decreased his EMI. Used the freed up monthly salary to buy one more property.

    Couple 2 : Indian guy, Sri Lankan girl, Love marriage …. Christian style wedding … The couple paid for the weeding … After paying for this and their honeymoon they still live in a rented apartment.

    ps:- Just to make it very clear I do not endorse the system of dowry where the parents are forced to give more than they can afford. Or where giving dowry becomes a show off fest

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