Video: “Do It for Denmark” reveals demographic trap for Western nations

posted at 12:41 pm on March 27, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Sex sells, so the axiom instructs, and it’s at least true for page views of this travel agency’s latest PR effort. After hitting YouTube yesterday, the mildly-NSFW ad already has almost 400,000 page views, mostly due to the sultry sales pitch for planning a little procreation on Danish holiday travels. Noting the precarious decline of the fertility rate among Danes, Spies Travel will hold a contest for those who become pregnant while on tour through the romantic cities of Europe (via NPR):

Terence McCoy writes at the Washington Post that while Danes don’t have “a sex problem, per se,” they do have a serious birth-rate issue — and it has big implications for public policy in the near future:

According to government statistics, Denmark posted a birth rate of 10 per 1,000 residents in 2013 — its lowest in decades. The nation’s birthrate was  9.9 in 1983.

Denmark’s perennially low birth rate places it with Germany (8.33), Japan (8.39) and Singapore (7.72). And the downward trend has left people worried in Denmark. Most couples say they want two or three kids, according to the Copenhagen Post, but one in five couples wind up childless. …

According to its promotion, the company will give prizes to couples who get pregnant while on vacations purchased through them. First, the couple must select a “romantic” city — it recommends Paris and Rome — then “let yourself be seduced by the city pulse.”

Afterward, upon successful sex, the couple is to shoot off a positive pregnancy test and medical records to the company. Then they may win three years worth of free diapers.

The video hints at the problem in Western nations, which is not so much the lack of babies as it is the growing number of older adults in systems with extensive social-support systems. The ad itself doesn’t even bother to make its pitch on the basis of boosting Danish culture as much as it does a self-serving plea for more future workers to support the expanding number of pensioners. Instead, it features an attractive woman in various (but work-safe) states of undress as the enticement to win some free diapers and to be able to claim that “you did your duty.”

While the entire concept is amusing, it’s also astonishingly utilitarian in both substance and presentation. Is the only value of children in Denmark (and other similarly situated countries) their contribution to the pensions of others? Given the widespread acceptance of abortion in the West, perhaps we should not be surprised by this, but it’s still a rather grim and constricted view of the value of life and the blessings of family.

If Western nations want to solve the crisis in social-support programs, they should start by reforming them to operate independent of how many future workers have to support the future retirees, and make them operate completely on in-year revenues. There are a number of ways to do that, some less politically palatable than others, but none of which consign future workers to servitude to others as we have done over the last several decades. The cultural and moral values of the West would certainly be improved by higher birth rates — but especially if the West finally recognized the sanctity, blessings, and value of life itself as its legacy to the world. Re-establishing that should be our duty.


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Just import more Mexicans.

Oil Can on March 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

… the mildly-NFSW ad …

Is that a typo (should be NSFW?) or does it mean “Not For Showing Wife”?

ShainS on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I’m putting the over/under on Mark Steyn columns that will refer to this at … 4.5 …
:-)

ABreitbart on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

ShainS on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Definitely a typo and now fixed, but I did laugh out loud when I read your comment.

Ed Morrissey on March 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

My kind of advertising…

Khun Joe on March 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I’m putting the over/under on Mark Steyn columns that will refer to this at … 4.5 …
:-)

ABreitbart on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

LOL.

I’ll take the over on that … ;-)

ShainS on March 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Since Denmark is a very progressive state, I wouldn’t be surprised if their state-provided retirement benefits get tied a minimum number of off-spring.

0-1 children = No benefits
2-3 children = 50% of maximum benefits allowed
>3 children = 100%

I’m checking with spouse (parent #2) to see if its alright if I help out over there…..

BobMbx on March 27, 2014 at 12:49 PM

I think they are missing the point here. Does anyone think the woman in this video would have any trouble getting her man to have sex with here wherever and whenever she wanted? Lack of sex isn’t the problem.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Come on. Have a little courage and tell the truth. These European countries have ONE GROUP with a soaring birth rate. They’re “citizens,” aren’t they? Why, they bring a wonderful “diversity” to your countries, right? And they’re peaceful, so, so peaceful. So what if they’re having lots and lots and lots of children — often via the benefit of multiple wives? They’re Danes, after all! And French! And Swedes! So what if they become a majority? Is there a problem with that?

Then say so you phony cowards.

Rational Thought on March 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Thanks Ed…..No Really, THANKS.

ToddPA on March 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I think they are missing the point here. Does anyone think the woman in this video would have any trouble getting her man to have sex with here wherever and whenever she wanted? Lack of sex isn’t the problem.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Roger that.

Flange on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Seems to me like Emma herself should be motivation enough.

Fenris on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Well, when you are a child up to 26 you miss out on some of your prime child birthing years. Then you have crushing tax policies and burdden of regulation. Finally, “Green” policies that put the Earth over people.

Maybe the women in the video should advocate for low taxes and reduced regulation if the country wants more kids.

Oil Can on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

How long before homosexuals start whining that the contest is discriminatory because it only rewards “breeders”?

Mark1971 on March 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM

We can thank false feminism for our collective Western demographic decline …

Whitey Ford on March 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

With feminism decrying both women who have children and making any attempt by men to approach an attempt at rape and then when the fathers do have children the women can divorce them for no reason and force the fathers to pay child and spousal support – is it any wonder birth rates are declining?

Skywise on March 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM

On the plus side, the millions of muslims the Europeans brought in to prop up their failing socialist programs are reproducing like rabbits. …almost 8 new ‘religion of peace’ disciples per woman! Don’t need a crystal ball to see Europe’s future.

Btw, Mark Steyn covers all of this in detail in “America Alone”.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on March 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM

That was cute.

MJBrutus on March 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Maybe the Danes should import more Muslims.

GarandFan on March 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Evidently, the wages of sin turn out to be…

Extinction.

trigon on March 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Don’t people have kids based in good part on the economy? If a couple want to have kids, isn’t it reasonable to think that they would wait until they can foresee a reasonably stable future in terms of home, income, and other living circumstances? Today, with unemployment high & wages diminishing, I can understand why birth rates are sinking. And with our current prez. who is interested only in making things worse (higher taxes & ever more expensive regulation), birth rates will probably continue to decline … as is evidence by the afore-mentioned EU countries.

majorzot on March 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Just import more Mexicans.

Oil Can on March 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

HA!

Cheese Wheel on March 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

that’s the problem. our culture is filled with sex but society at large is very anti-family. you reap what you sow.

IR-MN on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

… the mildly-NFSW ad …

Is that a typo (should be NSFW?) or does it mean “Not For Showing Wife”?

ShainS on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Lolz! At first glace I thought the headline was wrong as well. The photo Ed used made me see, “Doing Miss Denmark.” Instead of “Do It for Denmark”

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Otay,..what was that lock thingy????

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

D*mn,…and it used to be,..close your eyes, think of the Flag,

and do it for England!!

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

I have two kids I would like to donate to the Danes,and they don’t need diapers.

celtic warrior on March 27, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I think they are missing the point here. Does anyone think the woman in this video would have any trouble getting her man to have sex with here wherever and whenever she wanted? Lack of sex isn’t the problem.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Terence McCoy writes at the Washington Post that while Danes don’t have “a sex problem, per se,” they do have a serious birth-rate issue — and it has big implications for public policy in the near future:

It helps to actually read the articles instead of just looking at the pictures.

Cheese Wheel on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM

D*mn,…and it used to be,..close your eyes, think of the Flag,

and do it for England!!

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

That is needed for England. No need to close your eyes with Danish women.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Lolz! At first glace I thought the headline was wrong as well. The photo Ed used made me see, “Doing Miss Denmark.” Instead of “Do It for Denmark”

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Bmore:Double Lol,..on your miss-read,..btw, outstanding creativity on your
blog:0

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Not sure exactly why but the “tags” for this post made me laugh as well. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM

The problem is that you can’ insulate yourself completely from the loss of the next generation. What good are you retirement savings if there is nobody to make the things you need, nobody to hire to care for you when you are feeble? Even in a mild case the result will be inflation that will ruin your savings.

njcommuter on March 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Thank you very much canopfor. I’m glad you enjoy. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Just import more Mexicans.

But for every one of our fat white women they marry, they must bring us a Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek. Why yes, I’m am available to advise politicians on immigration issues.

MechanicalBill on March 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I am so volunteering to help repay this debt :(
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_of_the_Danish_Jews

Seth Halpern on March 27, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Terence McCoy writes at the Washington Post that while Danes don’t have “a sex problem, per se,” they do have a serious birth-rate issue — and it has big implications for public policy in the near future:

It helps to actually read the articles instead of just looking at the pictures.

Cheese Wheel on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Yeah, I read the post. I was talking about the commercial which definitely suggests Danes have a problem with not having enough sex and should go on vacation to remedy that because everybody goes sex crazy on holidays. This is actually a misnomer anyway. It’s not going away that does it but staying in hotels that does it for people. If they want more kids they should eliminate all these stupid taxes and fess associated with renting a room.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I have six kids. I’m a conservative Christian who values life and is willing to sacrifice for the next generation, living on one income so that my wife can stay home to educate and train our own children at home, at no cost to the state while simultaneously supporting state schools through our taxes.

Want to know why the schools become a battleground over curriculum? Because anyone who wants to mold the future foundation of society attempts to do so through the children of today. That’s why progressives push so hard for their ideology to bleed into every school lesson they can ram it into. That’s also a big part of why I homeschool.

Want a window on the future of your society? Look at the children of today: Who is having kids, who is raising those kids, and what are they being taught to value and believe.

Demographically (and therefore ideologically), Europe is a lost cause already. America may well be next.

xNavigator on March 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

That is needed for England. No need to close your eyes with Danish women.

Rocks on March 27, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Rocks: Or Ukraine women Too:
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Ukraine Got Talent – The world’s best pole dancer – Anastasia Sokolova

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9FS1bxaGTg

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Thank you very much canopfor. I’m glad you enjoy. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Bmore:Anytime,..yes they are great,…another job for ya,….on this video,
the flying baby paste at the (1:25 mark)!:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

xNavigator on March 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Thank you for taking up our slack. Actually, we wanted more than one but my wife couldn’t have any additional children her surgery sealed the deal.

Oil Can on March 27, 2014 at 1:15 PM

there ya go .. proof positive that women still prefer he-men like the Duke vs pajamaboygirlymeneffiminates that are exalted today. There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark .. and it ain’t the women!

GKChesterton99 on March 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

The Flying baby paste, like traveling in space is priceless!!!

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Current Western Culture = Voluntary Children of Men.

roy_batty on March 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I think the most commonsense solution for this is to:
A: increase taxes
B: increase cost of energy and increase taxes on same.
C: increase cost of transportation and increase taxes on same.
D: increase cost of housing and increase taxes on same.
E: promote a culture of hyper competitive employment, longer hours, less job security and less opportunity.
F: take the joy and true diversity out of living through intense political correctness and intolerance for opposing viewpoints or lifestyles.

Oh, this is already being done?? Carry on then.

KMC1 on March 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Great writing Ed.

I’ll add that supporting the socialist state is a big cultural value to these countries.

As Mark Steyn says – government in the West has nationalized the family and this is what you get – families main value is in supporting the program of the state.

gwelf on March 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

“you did your duty.”
=======================

I did notice the two “Same-Sex Guys”!!

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM

We can thank false feminism for our collective Western demographic decline …

Whitey Ford on March 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

It goes deeper than that. There is an undercurrent of anti-humanism running throughout the Leftist worldview. To environmentalists, humanity is a ruthless exploiter and ravager of Nature, a canker sore on the lower lip of Mother Gaia. To the faux-feminists to whom you referred, children are a hindrance, an obstacle, and the idea of women-as-mothers is a vestige of patriarchal dominance and gender oppression; thus, abortion is a sacrament. To the queer studies crowd, the promotion of childbirth and families is an archaic heteronormative construct. To a zero-sum Malthusian, people are consumers and destroyers requiring careful balance and occasional culling. And so on.

You see the common thread? Their ideas (and rules and regulations and laws and social inculturation) discourage propagation. What the Left is after, in one way or another, whether they admit it (or are even aware of it) or not, is the suicide of man.

I keep thinking of Pierrot’s line from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s ‘Aria de Capo’: “Don’t stand so near me! I am become a socialist. I love Humanity; but I hate people.”

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Otay,..what was that lock thingy????

It’s a bridge in Paris. People attach a lock to the fence, then throw the key in the river, symbolically locking away their troubles.

Mohonri on March 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Bunch a heterosexist pigs.

I’m impressed the Danes had the juevos to mention the possibility that gay couples might have a harder time conceiving.

applebutter on March 27, 2014 at 1:23 PM

ShainS on March 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Definitely a typo and now fixed, but I did laugh out loud when I read your comment.

Ed Morrissey on March 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Ed Morrissey:

Just noticed,LMAO,….. the mildly-NFSW ad .

Good one ShainS:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Otay,..what was that lock thingy????

It’s a bridge in Paris. People attach a lock to the fence, then throw the key in the river, symbolically locking away their troubles.

Mohonri on March 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Mohonri: Really,..well thats a first I’ve heard about that!

And here I thought,..ahems,..he was un-locking her,
and tossing the lock away, just to be sure!!:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

How are we going to have children when our paychecks are being pillaged to pay for the food, shelter, health care, schooling ect. for people that couldn’t afford to have children to begin with. Social services should be a safety net, not family planning. When will we put an end to the many creative ways that the social justice crowd forces wealth redistribution upon us.

makaput on March 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I’ve been to Denmark, and believe me, sex is not the problem. Many Danes put sex on the same level as a handshake. However, they also view abortion as a common simple medical procedure.

Dad: So my daughter, how was your day?

Daughter: Well, I got a new math teacher, got a flat on my bicycle and got an abortion after class.

Dad: What?! That’s a brand new bike!

“Godless” defined.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on March 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Other posters have discussed the millions of new Danes, Germans Frenchmen who are first and foremost muslim…. Despite having 8 or more children per wife typically neither parents work or adult children or are the actual children being raised that they will ever need to or should work. These countries are advertised in Muslim majority as lavish welfare states to immigrate to and the prevailing attitude is you should support us because we are Muslims and you are not.

Caseoftheblues on March 27, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Bmore:Anytime,..yes they are great,…another job for ya,….on this video,
the flying baby paste at the (1:25 mark)!:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

On which vid? This one? Cause at the 1:25 mark I ain’t seeing no baby, babe yes, baby no. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

European countries already lavish their people with over-the-top generous family leave policies.

You’ll know they’re serious when they ban abortion.

Occams Stubble on March 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM

I think it’s just about too late for that chick in the video. Too old. Someone should tell the Danes about the decline of fertility with age.

Nomennovum on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Just import more Mexicans.

Oil Can on March 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

For Denmark, it’d be easier to import more muslims as just a matter of proximity.

Come to think of it, that’s Bammy’s solution for us too. I hear Mexicans aren’t reproducing as much as they used to.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on March 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Come on. Have a little courage and tell the truth. These European countries have ONE GROUP with a soaring birth rate….

Rational Thought on March 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Yup, that’s what this is really all about…

SailorMark on March 27, 2014 at 1:44 PM

*raises hand* I’m willing to help. A plane ticket and free room and board is pretty much all I ask. And I’m willing to devote as much time as it takes.

GWB on March 27, 2014 at 1:45 PM

GWB on March 27, 2014 at 1:45 PM

That’s the Lorien Memorial Post, btw.

GWB on March 27, 2014 at 1:47 PM

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM

On which vid? This one? Cause at the 1:25 mark I ain’t seeing no baby, babe yes, baby no. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Bmore:Oh gawd,..I hope not,…..

……No,..no,..this one,..that ED posted!:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM

What Putin will not take, the muzzies will finish off.

Europe first, the US next

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I’ve seen this topic on other forums around the web, and I’ve seen progressives argue that having kids is inherently selfish. I find their perspective disgustingly nihilistic and selfish. They’re soaking society at both ends…as a child they took all that society (their family, their schools, etc.) could offer them, and as an older adult they’ll do the same (Social Security, Medicare, etc.). Additionally, my SINGLE household of eight is far more environmentally friendly than progressives single-person households or divorced multi-households.

They’re hypocrites and leeches, frankly. Without children, society would collapse completely. They ignore that.

I also find it hilarious that the people who tend to reproduce (at least in the US) are people who despise their ideology…conservatives! :D

xNavigator on March 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM

As native Danes become increasingly surrounded by an accountable Muslim-on -infidel-female rape, they opt out of bringing more progeny into that space. To avoid claims of racism, they often fail to mention their reticence to procreate. In contrast, the demographic jihad continues.

According to the linked tables, and doing a little short math, the birth rate from 2007 to 2013 for citizen Danes has decreased 17.9 percent. But the immigrant and non-citizen descendant (descendants are not automatic citizens) population birth rate has increased 11.2 percent. That is just six years data.

Given the geographic strategic location of Denmark, we would do well to pay attention to the cultural shifts.

winoceros on March 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM

While the entire concept is amusing, it’s also astonishingly utilitarian in both substance and presentation. Is the only value of children in Denmark (and other similarly situated countries) their contribution to the pensions of others?

OK, I see your point, but on the other hand, maybe it’s not a bad thing that the State keep out of the family-is-wonderful thing. Seriously, government screws up everything it touches. So keep it simple and “utilitarian”. The government runs the pension system (as a given in this argument). The pension system needs to be fed money to stay functional. It is, by definition, a generational transfer. We need another generation. GO!

I just think if the government gets involved in (a) trying to promote the intrinsic value of children and parenting and family, then (b) we’ll all end up sterile. I don’t know how you’d get from (a) to (b), but then I don’t know how you can spend a bazillion dollars on a freaking website and get healthcare.gov, either.

SteveJ on March 27, 2014 at 2:17 PM

And with 80 per cent of these muslim immigrants to western countries living off of welfare… In the test tube that are these smaller countries …. Which will happen first…cultural or economic collapse…?

Caseoftheblues on March 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

..totally unPC to quote Woody Allen, but.. When asked “Is sex dirty?” He correctly answered “Only if it’s done right.”.

Perhaps that’s another big anthropological benefit of religion. I.e., We seek more sex precisely because it’s forbidden. ..way more compelling than “Do it for Denmark”..

Hell, I knew all this in high-school where my buds & I quickly learned the most promising dates were with the religious Catholic girls..

Quetzal on March 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

The same thing is going to happen in the US, and not too far behind Denmark, and the pushback isn’t just going to come from immigrants imported to keep the welfare state chugging a little longer. My generation is the one that will pay into Social Security their entire lives only to have it collapse as we start to draw benefits, and I’m already looking for representatives who are trying to address that, by whatever means “addressing it” needs to take. This unfunded liability effectively means previous generations have voted me into slavery to support a lifestyle I will never enjoy. Right now, it’s still possible for our federal budget to adjust to make sure everyone gets their benefits. The longer the US postpones the day of reckoning, the more radical those adjustments will have to be. Frankly, twenty years from now, if that means Social Security fails altogether and NO ONE benefits, I’ll vote for that, and I’m betting increasing numbers of Generation Y and Millennial voters will too.

Older people–even Republicans and conservatives–tell me, “I paid into it too, I’m entitled to my retirement.” Well, you didn’t pay enough to compensate for what you’re going to take out, and you didn’t hold Washington accountable for their spending. At the end of the day everyone of voting age is responsible and accountable for the mind-bogglingly idiotic fiscal policy of the federal government. I’m willing to bet your children and your children’s children aren’t interesting in working until they drop dead so baby boomers and Generation X can retire at 60 or 65 and pull Social Security for twenty or thirty years. That’s a recipe for revolt, and one that has nothing to do with immigrants of any culture.

Zoomie on March 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM

If Western nations want to solve the crisis in social-support programs, they should start by reforming them to operate independent of how many future workers have to support the future retirees, and make them operate completely on in-year revenues. There are a number of ways to do that, some less politically palatable than others, but none of which consign future workers to servitude to others as we have done over the last several decades.

Anyone know what that means?

astonerii on March 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM

But why do it for Denmark? What is Denmark anyway but some old fashioned traditional concept of a nation. Why should should those imaginary boundries matter even to Danish people?

We are all about tearing down old boundries and erasing traditional distinctions in the new world where nothing old matters anymore. We can reinvent and redefine anything that we want in any old way. Everything is infinitely maleable and restricted only by our imaginations.

Committing to children just doesn’t fit in to all that. Lose the traditional world view and watch the human race become extinct little by little, at least by those who have decided that concepts that were developed and refined over millenia have nothing to say to modern no it alls.

Texene on March 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I don’t think this young lady would have any problem finding someone willing to make babies with her…

Unless all the dudes in Denmark are gay or something?

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

……No,..no,..this one,..that ED posted!:)

canopfor on March 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Oh……..Lolz! ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

If the obvious problem/answer is a lack of/return to traditional western Judeo Christian values … why did they pose the girl as a hooker,or whatever? Clearly the problem is that Danes want to spend a couple hours with her every week, not marry her.

I suspect this mixed message will fail.

Jaibones on March 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

All I know is that if you already have kids, going on vacation is the most ironclad way to guarantee that no procreation takes place.

TexasDan on March 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

I’ve seen progressives argue that having kids is inherently selfish.

xNavigator on March 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Yes, but do you really want the progressives to be reproducing? (Agree with your posting, BTW)

Progressivism always ends up as a dead end… economically, socially, and demographhically.

God always saves a faithful remnant. In a dark time, this is what gives me hope for the future.

SubmarineDoc on March 27, 2014 at 2:55 PM

…it’s ok!….Muslims are having plenty of kids!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2014 at 2:56 PM

If the obvious problem/answer is a lack of/return to traditional western Judeo Christian values … why did they pose the girl as a hooker,or whatever? Clearly the problem is that Danes want to spend a couple hours with her every week, not marry her.

I suspect this mixed message will fail.

Jaibones on March 27, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Exactly. A Christian society believes in procreation, and ENCOURAGES it. Europe’s abandonment of Christianity is a primary driver of their lack of stable native population. If the young lady in the video were Christian she should have already had children by her age (which I’d guess to be ~25-72)

It would also be a good idea for Europe to ban abortion…

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Desperation. The intended audience is already having plenty of sex, they’re just not having kids. Too much work and too expensive.

Missy on March 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM

So long as people have access to the labors of other people’s children as their insurance to pay for multiple decades long end of life vacations children will remain the less valuable option to many people who see the state as their creator and provider.

You can either have a flourishing society or you can have Social Security and Medicare. You cannot have both for long.

Social Security reduces the value of a child to the parents as the child will be taxed to pay for other people’s lives. It reduces the value of children to currently non parents as they can substitute other people’s children in place of having their own.

astonerii on March 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Oh. I actually watched the video now. It works!

Jaibones on March 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Exactly. A Christian society believes in procreation, and ENCOURAGES it. Europe’s abandonment of Christianity is a primary driver of their lack of stable native population.

As Steyn put it in his, uh, seminal 2006 article “It’s The Demography, Stupid”:

The design flaw of the secular social-democratic state is that it requires a religious-society birth rate to sustain it. Post-Christian hyper-rationalism is, in the objective sense, a lot less rational than Catholicism or Mormonism. Indeed, in its reliance on immigration to ensure its future, the European Union has adopted a twenty-first-century variation on the strategy of the Shakers, who were forbidden from reproducing and thus could only increase their numbers by conversion. The problem is that secondary- impulse societies mistake their weaknesses for strengths—or, at any rate, virtues—and that’s why they’re proving so feeble at dealing with a primal force like Islam.

https://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/its-the-demography-1429

Missy on March 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM

No No No. Pass out the pill and condoms for free to the tweens, plan B to any female 15 or older.

That SHOULD strengthen family bonds, lead to a lower divorce rate, and increase the fertility rate in the long run.

Uh Huh.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

If Emma needs some help I’m available!

myiq2xu on March 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM

First, the couple must select a “romantic” city — it recommends Paris and Rome — then “let yourself be seduced by the city pulse.”

Hey that’s funny. 2 of the most sterile cities on the planet. Should send them to Manila instead.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM

he ad itself doesn’t even bother to make its pitch on the basis of boosting Danish culture as much as it does a self-serving plea for more future workers to support the expanding number of pensioners.

They’re a cradle to grave socialist state, you want full awareness overnight? It’ll blind them.

While the entire concept is amusing, it’s also astonishingly utilitarian in both substance and presentation. Is the only value of children in Denmark (and other similarly situated countries) their contribution to the pensions of others?

That and the ruling political class, who are starting to get nervous.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM

The cultural and moral values of the West would certainly be improved by higher birth rates — but especially if the West finally recognized the sanctity, blessings, and value of life itself as its legacy to the world. Re-establishing that should be our duty.

Good luck with that – welcome to suicide culture Western style.

earlgrey on March 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Evidently, the wages of sin turn out to be…

Extinction.

trigon on March 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Well, it was a mutually agreed upon, state sanctioned, sin/suicide pact.

+100 for the quote.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Junior will be so proud when he learns he was procreated to serve as a wage slave for older generations of Danes…and his parents prostituted themselves for a mere supply of diapers.

I say we need to worship the geniuses of social policy in Europe. Forward!

in_awe on March 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Finally watched the video. Emma is 30. That’s the problem. She’s already past her prime childbearing years and is on the cusp of having waited TOO LONG.

Europe is in a crisis. Unless ALL their women who are still capable of childbearing start doing so immediately and as often as possible, Europe will be the Middle East in 30 years.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Europe is in a crisis. Unless ALL their women who are still capable of childbearing start doing so immediately and as often as possible, Europe will be the Middle East in 30 years.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Sooner. I’m sure their versions of the DHS have stock piled hollow points for what comes next too.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Sooner. I’m sure their versions of the DHS have stock piled hollow points for what comes next too.

WryTrvllr on March 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Won’t matter. Once the muslims become 30% of the population they will be the vast majority of the working age population. They will start beheading the few remaining gorgeous Nordic blondes.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

I don’t think this young lady would have any problem finding someone willing to make babies with her…

Unless all the dudes in Denmark are gay or something?

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Constantine, whenever you see a really hot woman, remember that somewhere in the world there is a guy who is totally fed up with her.

SteveJ on March 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Once the muslims become 30% of the population they will be the vast majority of the working age population. They will start beheading the few remaining gorgeous Nordic blondes.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 3:40 PM

No way. Islam is just fine with sexual slavery. You don’t behead the merchandise.

fadetogray on March 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

More idiocy from the left wing.

TX-96 on March 27, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Constantine, whenever you see a really hot woman, remember that somewhere in the world there is a guy who is totally fed up with her.
SteveJ on March 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Possible. Jennifer Aniston can’t get herself married.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

No way. Islam is just fine with sexual slavery. You don’t behead the merchandise.

fadetogray on March 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

They are into goats. Not blondes.

ConstantineXI on March 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM

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