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March 04, 2007


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Western socio-economic family-choice based planning versus the Chinese state-mandated one child policy, so what's the net difference anyway?

Both styles favor higher reproductive rates among the lower, rural classes and disfavor children by the higher IQ, educated, urban elite. The West will end up in more trouble though towards the end of the 21st century due to the cultural and ethnic makeup of their lower classes.

These phenomena are effects, not causes.
The "decline of the family" is treated as a problem in mainstream thought. Always it is like mowing weeds in the here West. It works for a while, but it is not a solution because it does not investigate causes, just effect - focuses on the appearance of weeds; does not get down to the tedious business of taking responsibility for the lawn - to get down on one's hands and knees to examine the actual goings-on in the lawn, the bugs, the dampness, the sunlight, the location of weeds and ultimately weeding. Weeds have roots. Weeds even have origins, perhaps even far away, their seeds are borne upon breezes. lopping off the tops of dandelions is short-sighted, and does not comprehend their Dao.
There is a Dao of relationship and marriage, too.

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