A decade ago, in my book America Alone (personally autographed copies of which, etc, etc), I wrote about "the People's Republic's most distinctive structural flaw":
The most gender-distorted demographic cohort in global history, the so-called guang gun – "bare branches": Since China introduced its "one child" policy in 1978, the imbalance between the sexes has increased to the point where in today's generation there are 119 boys for every 100 girls. The pioneer generation of that male surplus are now adults. Unless China's planning on becoming the first gay superpower since Sparta, what's going to happen to those young men? As a general rule, large numbers of excitable lads who can't get any action are useful for manning the nuttier outposts of the jihad but not for much else.
Indeed. Unfortunately, China's "most distinctive structural flaw" is no longer quite so distinctive:
Professor Valerie Hudson, a Texas A&M University professor, said gender imbalances could cause serious problems in the community.
She said societies where men outnumbered women were more susceptible to higher levels of violence, insurgence and mistreatment of women.
Sweden is of particular interest to Professor Hudson, because it has the second-highest number of asylum applications in Europe, relative to its population.
"I looked specifically at the figures that Sweden had provided on its migrants — 71 per cent of whom are male," she said.
"And then in the age group 16 to 17 years old, which is what I focused on, over 90 per cent are male."
Professor Hudson estimated there were about 123 boys for every 100 girls in Sweden.
It took Beijing three decades of a ruthlessly enforced totalitarian crackdown to arrive at a sex imbalance of 119 boys for every 100 girls. Sweden has caught up in nothing flat simply by being the second most welcoming country of "Syrian" "refugees". And Germany is nipping at China's heels, with about 114 boys for every 100 girls - which means New Year's Eve in Cologne may soon be a year-round event:
Professor Hudson said regardless of where the gender balance was the consequences were broadly the same.
"What we have found uniformly is a rise in crime, particularly violent crime, property crime, crime against women," she said.
"We also see much more ease of recruitment into criminal gangs, or quasi-rebel/social movement-type gangs.
"We also see across the board a more constrained lifestyle for women and there's also a significant rise in demand for trafficked women, either as 'brides' or prostitutes."
The most enlightened progressive feminists in the planet are ushering in a world where Rotherham and Cologne are the new normal. Fortunately for Frau Merkel, she's a bit long in the tooth to have much value to sex-traffickers.
~A week ago, I was in Bernie Sanders' fiefdom of Burlington, Vermont for a raucous Donald Trump rally. Eva Sollberger was there covering the event for Seven Days, the Vermonty version of those "alternative" weeklies, albeit with fewer sex ads than the Village Voice. They're hopeless lefties at Seven Days, and all in for Bernie, but Miss Sollberger is very affable, so when she asked for a few words for her "Stuck In Vermont" dispatch I said sure, why not? I turn up at various spots in her Trumpnado video, so enjoy.
Cute fun music. Mark surprised me. He actually has a lot of talent...
Meanwhile, Australian reader Niels Jensen write:
Regarding your penchant for crooning, and your status as an accomplished babe-hound, e.g., I've seen pictures of you hanging out with hot, blonde, Danish chicks and whatnot, makes me think that you might be the "Silvio Berlusconi" of One-Man Global Content Providers.
This raises the question; have you ever thrown a Bunga Bunga party? If not, and you are planning one anytime soon, what does one need to do to score an invite?
You're in luck! On my Aussie tour next month, I'll be throwing a bunga-bunga party in Yarrawonga-wonga. Book early.