Over the years, several economic experts have criticized Japan, perhaps gleefully, that they suffer from a demographic crisis. A commonly-cited statistic is that Japanese companies sell more adult diapers than baby ones. Allegedly, such a dire scenario is a warning to other nations to avoid this awful fate.
It sounds like a compelling cautionary tale. It’s also BS. While Japan certainly does face a declining population, it can depend upon one unaltering fact: Japan will always be Japanese. Despite significant outside pressure, their leadership refuses to take in hoards of migrants that may “solve” this problem.
But the central irony is that the U.S. and western powers have their own demographic crisis. Nominally, America and Europe can boast a rising population base. However, this obviously includes immigrant or non-native populations. When segmented according to native citizens, we are all turning Japanese.
In Germany, nearly 40% of those who are under the age of five have a migrant background. At this rate, Germans will eventually become a minority in their own homeland. White Americans too will soon feel the “pinch.” Generation Z is majority minority, with Hispanics accounting for the lion’s share of non-European whites.
The difference in Japan is that the Japanese will lose out…to other Japanese. When most developed countries are thrown into utter chaos, Japan will largely stay the same. And make no mistake: other nations will devolve into chaos.
Brazil Presents an Alarming Case Study of the Future Demographic Crisis
Unlike commonly-touted aphorisms, diversity is not necessarily a strength. If that were true, the most diverse countries would also likely be the smartest. But based on IQ scores, the top-six smartest nations are Asian with homogenous populations.
The U.S. doesn’t even crack the top 20 among astute countries, and this laggard standing will probably decline further based on current trends. Brazil, which features an incredibly-diverse population, has an average IQ of 87. That ties it with war-ravaged Iraq and corruption-plagued Mexico.
To put this further into perspective, an 87 IQ implies “dull normal intelligence.” Occupations that fit such a modest score include unskilled laborer, gardener, or dishwasher. Diversity is a strength? Not in this case.
In fact, social research demonstrates that diverse countries are the most racist. Moreover, this racism doesn’t always come from whites. Instead, darker-skinned minorities aspire for whiteness for their children. White skin equates with higher social currency, which is why many dark Brazilians attempt to marry up by marrying whiter.
This is all fine and well, except for one glaring problem: criminality in Brazil is widespread, and no wonder. When you have such deep-rooted conflicts based on racial differences, violence is inevitable. The only solution here is not to impose even more diversity, but to acknowledge that differences catalyze broader division.
The Japanese understood this a long time ago, ensuring that they have the last laugh in their so-called demographic crisis.