There is a worrying trend in the West of leaders with absolutely no personal investment in the future driving huge changes to the very fabric of their country.
To illustrate this point, ponder this question, What do the following leaders (or ex-leaders) have in common?
– Angela Merkel
– Theresa May
– Emmanuel Macron
– Julia Gillard
– Nicola Sturgeon
– Leo Varadker
Apart from the obvious point that they all suffer from varying degrees of Dunning-Kruger Syndrome, not one of them has any practical experience of changing nappies or dealing with 3am episodes of croup.
For differing reasons, they have no tickets in the genetic future of the species. Yet these are the people who are overseeing seismic changes to their countries, or even the entire European continent.
Today’s focus is the last one on the list, the Prime Minister or ‘Taoiseach’ (bless you, are you going down with a cold?).
His government has recently published a 30 year plan for the country, ‘Ireland 2049‘, which sets out a vision for the population, infrastructure and a wide range of other aspects of Irish life.
Thirty years. It makes the old Soviet Five Year Plans seem positively humble by comparison.
As you’d expect from a country that has a thousand year history of fiercely fighting for its independence from the neighbouring colonial power yet handed it over to Brussels in a heartbeat, the report has all the usual cause célèbre du jour boxes ticked such as climate change, diversity and gender pronouns for left-handed penguins.
This little gem seems to have slipped past without question however;
The current population is 4.74m, the aged demographic is increasing and the young demographic is decreasing yet in 20 years’ time the population with have increased by a fifth?
Has Ireland invented cloning?
Of course not, they’re going to invite a million people from the rest of the world in.
Fair enough, that’s their right as a sovereign nation if that’s what the voters want.
However, is that what the voters want? Have they been asked at all?
Browsing the Irish press, there seems to be scant discussion on the immigration point, instead, the debate seems to be more about pork barrelling for infrastructure investment for various geographies.
It’s curious that people don’t question the fact that our children’s future is being heavily influenced by people with absolutely no skin in the game.
It’s also strange the assumption isn’t being challenged that Ireland must replace such a significant proportion of her population over the next 20 years.
Why does Ireland need to grow the number of citizens?
I can think of only three reasons:
1. To care for the aging population.
2. To maintain the pension Ponzi scheme.
3. Pursuit of a Cultural Marxist agenda.
Is there another reason?
What are the Swiss and Japanese doing? One assumes automation will factor into their plans rather than importing an additional fifth of the country from places with little cultural similarities.
If the Ireland 2040 plan continues, what’s the chances that the real number of immigrants will be more or less than one million?
Update: maths corrected.