China's Two Child Policy? Countries Scramble to Fight Underpopulation Crisis

11/08/201514 Comments

China is easing its one-child policy and "allowing" the serfs to have two children per couple. But why now? Join James for this week's editorial as he breaks down the demographic winter and the depop agenda. Also, in this week's subscriber video James solicits your ideas about how to implement change in the real, offline world through a virtual, online community.

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  1. bd6951 says:

    Just as I thought. Now under population is a problem. China has a gender disproportion problem. Aborting female babies is the cause of this problem. ( And I am pro choice but rather that people practice effective birth control.) As the father of 2 ( we only replaced ourselves) wonder and accomplished daughters I never understood the desir to have sons, especially since the reasons to want sons no longer make sens in a deindustrialzed world.

    No, based upon the reality that we, humankind, will again, forever and soon, have to depend on contemporary solar energy for all of our energy needs, the planet is way, way over populated – by more than 4 billion. The situationt is complicated in that the few – techno-narcissist societies – do much more damage than a family of 17 in some third world hell hole, made a hell hole most likely by american empire.

    Maybe this is the time for you to help me understand how infinite growth is possible on a finite planet. Perhaps a warming planet won’t kill millions due to extreme heat events, already in full force. Or maybe abiotic oil will reverse observable and quantifiable trends. Maybe the ETs out there are waiting for the exact right moment to fix things. And I’d love to hear your answers to the questions your kid asks you when he’s old enough to wonder why his life is so hard.

    • swr02 says:

      Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and produce 4X as much livestock. 5min. PBS 22min TED

      Major Breakthrough in Synfuel Production

      • bd6951 says:

        Synfuels? Do you understand that this notion, along with its cousin abiotic oil, betrays an absolute and frightening ignorance of all matters energy? Apparently, you, along with Corbett, believe that cutting and pasting links to articles substitutes for actually doing real work in the realms you and your ilk feel compelled to write or post about.

        Please explain what synfuels are and how they are “produced”. Clearly, the time is at hand for “synfuels” to be introduced into the liquid transportation fuel mixed. So what are they and from where do they come. Do you mean ethanol? Already been proved to be a thermodynamic boondoggle. Biodiesel? This fuel can be produced but necessarily requires non-fossil fuel based agriculture. Good luck with that.

        I guess that I should derive some solace that there are only 4 comment which suggests a very low readership. And rightfully so. I waste my time writing these things to call out climate change deniers and energy cornucopians for spewing this drivel.

        In order to solve problems it is necessary to correctly identify the problem. You haven’t gotten to the starting point.

        • swr02 says:

          Try clicking on the link if you want to know what and how of synfuel. It says major breakthrough, meaning it defies previous wisdom. 300,000gal per acre per year. Nothing to scoff at, my friend! It is enough to put the energy monopolies out of business! If you can do the math.

  2. swr02 says:

    Creating intentional communities in depressed, but idyllic locations, as a base for providing assistance is now an off-the-shelf proposition. Eco-villages, or whatever you want to call them, can feed and provide housing, even energy and industry, and a modern standard of living for a nominal fraction of what people are putting into their retirement plans. If they only knew. Food forest. Biofuel ( 300,000gal/acre per year!). Holistic land management. Where do you you want to live, really? And what kind of neighbors do you want? Oh and if you don’t have a retirement plan, you can get work building the villages and earning a place there that way.

    Oh, but, and you’ll love this, most intentional communities fail unless they have a written set of by-laws. Different strokes for different folks. Now, there can be a community out there, for everyone, whatever your temperament. It helps if everyone is on the same page.

    PS- If you have a better way to produce energy than DuckweedUSA, please share it! I’m not making anything off plugging them.

    Shameless plug: The Ashram Project. Meet your future intentional community neighbors!

    • Gui says:

      THIS !

      This is what I was gonna post. For me, the solution is going to be building a community based ton the principles of Permaculture.
      With a neighbourhood self-sufficient, independant and with the lowest carbon footprint, you can feed thousands of people with organic and fresh food, educate people to care about Nature and humans, and just be happy.

      It is not for everyone though, but I feel that’s where I belong.
      I like to convince myself it is some sort of political fight, but the indirect way. It has a direct link to people as you can take off a certain amount of your production and give it to the homeless people of your nearby city for instance.

      Let us know what you think about this James.

  3. ismado95 says:

    Hi James, saw your subscriber video, and while I know there are many good ideas to positively affect the world, I think the alternative media has dropped the ball on a big one: stop the Syrian War! Most have been talking about the war in Syria ramping up like it is WWIII and nothing can be done to stop it. We need to slow this situation Dow before it spirals out of control. Someone needs to put the message out. We can stop this or at least slow it down and derail globalist plans of destruction. I believe this is the most positive effect we can have in the short term.

  4. graviv says:

    Local acts have global impacts, and this idea about online community organizing can be the support for local actors. We do what we are guided to do, and come back here to discuss it.

    Local acts can be anything, since we have wounds all over our societies, you don’t have to look far.

    Whatever you want to do, even if it is simply looking out for the needs of one other being, creates momentum (maybe somebody even can explain it mathematically). Especially when you share your local act with a global group that can give you feedback or build on it somehow.

    I did a video of my street neighbors to build community in July 08, about 30% of the people we invited agreed to be interviewed. It did build community and was really fun, and I trust something worked for good, because it was done by amateurs, (with love)

    Here’s the link it’s about 30 minutes

  5. jeff_schutz says:

    I like your idea of helping people dorectly. A big problem with the current money system is that it puts people at odds with each other. People “compete” for jobs, resources, products.One reason groups are successful is through community, or shared interests. Take the councel on foreign relations as an example. One idea my neighbors and I are working on is a radio network between us. If some of us are able to create a ham radio network, our network can then connect to other networks for warnings about fires,suspicious activity, or as a call to meet. Most organized events for good work, are one offs, meaning they are one time events, then fade. The only way to foster repeat good works is through community. We need to turn off the televisions, and start talking to our neighbors, form a community, then reach out and connect to other communities. Then, we can create a cohesive structure capable of repeat good works, similar to colonial Massachusetts prior to the Revolutionary war. Participating in an Appleseed event is highly recommended to gain more incite into this idea, besides learning some valuable skills.

  6. graviv says:

    The heroin epidemic is an example of how to work locally (directly) while working with an online supportive global community like this to expound on the source, not mentioned in these polite eradication efforts.

  7. Octium says:

    RE: I Need Your Ideas:

    I have been thinking about the problem of finding charities to support that are trustworthy.

    Perhaps the solution would be to replace the corruptible human management of the charity with an open source computer program. The constitution and the mission of the charity would be hard coded into the software which could be scrutinised by any member of the public when the charity is founded. The running ledgers could also be viewed by the public at any time.

    A computer – being as stupid as it is, would be restricted to follow the rules presented to it.

    The challenge of course would be prevent the program being tampered with.

    Distributed systems like Ethereum may be the answer to that problem…

  8. cropduster says:

    Just a small point, James, but adults wear diapers for more years than babies wear diapers. I think you need a better example.

  9. nosoapradio says:

    Just thought I’d put this here for posterity, 7 years after this report was posted:

    haven’t actually read it yet, which is sort of perilous posting…

    • nosoapradio says:

      Extract from the article above:

      “…Despite the government promoting a three-child policy with more generous benefits, China’s birth rate fell to a record low of 7.52 births per 1,000 people last year, down from 8.52 in 2020. This continued decline almost certainly stems from a changing mindset among young couples and the high economic costs of raising a family in modern China, with some young people preferring to join the “lying flat” movement rather than getting married.

      Analysis shows that the impact of fewer people getting married and more delaying marriage has a much larger effect on total births than small family size…”

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