Interesting data: over the past four years, Rosstat has continuously recorded a decline in the birth rate in the country. And there is nothing to be done about it, it is an indisputable fact. We are dying out.
There are a lot of opinions on this subject, from “two demographic pits” of Mr. Peskov to the opinions of academicians and experts.
It is possible to speak endlessly with various arguments, but the facts show that the Russians do not want to breed. Despite the “titanic” efforts of the government and the extension of the handout program in the form of mother capital.
Although yes, they could not extend the program, there is no doubt. And at least they removed the “one-time help” in the amount of 50 rubles, which was both ridiculous and terribly humiliating.
It is strange, of course, why do Russians not want to breed? Indeed, the president spoke so much about this in such kind and wise words, but they, ungrateful, do not want to. Despite the government’s concern for them.
Apparently, after all, the Russians are also smart and understand what's what.
If you cast aside the most complete nonsense that pours from the television screen, then in reality a very unattractive picture is obtained.
The Russian state does absolutely nothing to increase the population of the country. And this despite the fact that it, the state, is vitally interested in this.
Let's face the problem and honestly answer the question: what is the main task of the state and what is the main task of the citizen of this state, naturally, referring to Russia.
The main task of a citizen is to pay taxes. Direct and indirect, income tax, VAT and other small things. Well, it seems to be an option - to grow a replacement for yourself, who will also pay taxes all his life.
In the USSR, they will not let me lie, the tax was on childlessness. That is, if you don’t want to grow new taxpayers, pay it yourself. But we will talk about the USSR a little lower. It is too early.
But the main task of the state is to master these taxes, that is, spend them. For your own good. Well, and, of course, something to steal, without it in any way.
And this is quite normal, they steal everywhere. And each state lives that way, spending taxes for the benefit and prosperity of itself. And there are states where it also falls to citizens.
But we are now talking exclusively about Russia.
In general, the utter indifference of modern Russia to the inhabitants of the country (I don’t take annual handouts in the form of publicly solved problems throughout the country during the “straight line”) is somewhat reminiscent of ... yes, the very crisp Russia that still cries our monarchists. There, too, everyone did not care about the slaves. They won’t go anywhere, they will multiply.
Until a certain point.
But if in that case it turned out that the lackeys took up the forks and raised many “noble” ones to these forks, now it will not work out that way. And it’s not even about the rapidly expanding Rosguard, which now, according to the will of the president, will aviation and the fleet. The fact that our state is creating yet another lured army that will 100% protect and protect the interests of the state is not at all terrible.
It just shows how much the government is afraid of its citizens. And he does not trust his own army, which may well not go shoot at the people.
Another question is whether to shoot at anyone ... An interesting question, right?
In order to understand how sad everything is, I organized a survey among my surroundings, in which many people are younger than me. These are people from 26 to 30 years old. And taking only 16 people, the closest circle, so to speak, I got the following interesting results.
Two children or more - 1.
One child and there will be a second - 1.
One child and that's enough - 8.
Not yet, but it will be later - 3.
They do not want at all - 3.
Well, as if I myself also settled on one. And, most interestingly, it was not so much the year 1998 that encouraged me not to continue breeding, when the whole country was dunked at the most, do not indulge, but further events as a whole.
And now we are not talking about patriotism at all, we should not confuse patriotism and idiocy, as one of the respondents told me, least of all wanting his child to then go to distant lands to fight for the interests of gas and oil companies.
For protecting the country is one thing, and protecting the interests of state oligarchs is another. Even if the second is covered with a muslin kerchief to fight world evil.
But even on such a small slice, the tendency towards what is very well visible. That's right, to non-reproduction. There are a lot of studies that explain with what charts and tables.
But the matter is only in a planned market economy and in women.
There is such a thing as a woman's reproductive age. This is from 15 to 49 years, if you take the official documents of the Ministry of Health. It is clear that the farther from 15 to 49, the less likely the successful completion of the reproduction process, and the likelihood of genetic abnormalities and deformities is higher.
This is also a fact confirmed by statistics, but we will talk about these unpleasant moments in the next article.
I only note that the average age of reproduction has increased significantly, and today they began to give birth much later than 25-30 years ago.
Today, the “youngest group”, that is, the age of 15-19 years, generally looks like a kind of rest group, according to statistics, the main age for reproduction today in women is the later, from 30 to 39. It is there that there is a significant increase in childbirth. And this is due precisely to the economic situation in the country, it is simply impossible to blame everything on the desire to make a career and other nonsense.
People simply earn money, since the birth of a child in our time is not just expensive, but very expensive. And - at the expense of the parents, of course. The state is calmly standing on the sidelines and waving a certificate of capital in case of the birth of the second.
But to the second you need to grow the first. And on this path there are so many obstacles that parents and their relatives will decide that often overcoming them completely discourages doing the repeat.
Yes, many will say now that children and money are completely different things, children are the fruits of love and morality.
Okay, good. We have morality - nowhere to go. And with love, in the best sense of the word, while order, thank God, is not yet inhabited in Europe.
But here is love and morality, not supported by the necessary number of banknotes, what do they give? That's right, we in the nineties could all observe this disgrace, beggars, car washers at intersections and just thieves. It was, gentlemen, it was.
Now this is not. At first it really became easier to live in the beginning of the two thousandths, and then ... And then our government began to struggle to increase the birth rate. Well, when our officials begin the struggle, everything somehow rolls into tartarara.
Everything rolled. Yes, at first the birth rate jumped, but then everything returned to normal and even got worse. The credit of trust is over. Along with the collapse of children's medicine and simply insane prices for everything related to childbirth.
That's why they started giving birth not when it is possible and necessary, but when there is money for it. After 30, far after 30, having passed the necessary steps in the career ladder. This applies not only to wives, but also to husbands. Failed - no necessary amounts - nothing to think about reproduction.
In general, if our government will continue to increase the birth rate SO, then its birth rate will be hindered not by a financial issue, but by a climacteric one. That is, the age of possible births is the age, but behind each birth after 40 is standing, smiling so sweetly, at best, Down syndrome.
And this nonsense that "a woman will hit forty-five - a woman’s berry again," you will excuse me, it’s only for the most optimistic. Millions of much-needed potential taxpayers will not give birth to “berries”, this is really stupid.
However, there is a nuance.
Our television, which has long been in the hands of well-defined circles, has been fashioning women for almost 30 years in the image of a “successful woman”: “live for yourself”, “do not rush with children”, “the main thing is career and personal well-being”.
Well, the fact that we have been on TV for a long time (since 1991) as a creative person has ceased to be an example, but who instead? That's right, the so-called "bohemia." "Stars" of the stage, "secular lionesses" and other riffraff of all sexes and colors.
In general, who does not know, "Bohemia" - from the French bohème, gypsy. So we have a very bright such camp is crazy.
So, this “bohemia”, our 30 years old, has already shown us all sorts of different kinds of mischief, numerous divorces “in search of the present”, non-traditional orientations, but what is it, we have already given birth to one in 70 years old! Without hesitation, throughout the country, talking about buying a surrogate mother yourself, beloved.
Moreover, some of the "stars" on the TV screen advertise their birth far beyond 40 and are proud of their children who were born with Down syndrome or autism.
All this, of course, creates the necessary advertising for a healthy continuation of the human race as a whole (such problems are not only ours, what really), and Russian in particular. But watching or not watching is everyone’s choice, but it’s clear that our government will by no means interfere in the work of TV advertising sodomy and other perversions.
Further it is worth remembering that according to the words of Putin himself, we all lived very poorly in the USSR. Galoshes, blue hens, the absence of 100 varieties of sausage and jeans. But the birth rate was normal.
It was, frankly, not as rosy as it is now. But why then now there seems to be everything that was missing in the Soviet Union, and the birth rate is falling? Snickering?
Oh no. They just robbed us so that in order to compensate for this robbery, everyone has to plow like damned.
And who and what stole from us?
And the memories I will begin with the example of one country in the Gulf region, where every born citizen receives a very round sum at birth. And with every citizen the state shares this profit from petrodollars.
The most interesting thing is that the USSR also shared its profits from the sale of oil and gas with its citizens. And he shared even more generously than they do in the Emirates.
Paradox? But no.
Now our full-time liberals will conquer. I look forward to. I expect cries on the topic "we did not see this money, we were not given them."
They gave. Only in a smart way. And thank God that they didn’t give me evidence, I saw how they used vouchers in the nineties and how they lost everything in attempts to earn money from their “partners”. The market and smart spending are not given to everyone.
In the same Emirates, there are also showdowns of beaten supercars, from those that give in cash. Well, yes, I bought a Ferrari for everything, gouged it, sat on a camel again, and that's it. In the Russian reality - just left bare back.
So, what did the USSR give citizens on petrodollars there?
1. Free medicine. From conception to death. Really free and real medicine.
2. The state paid for nurseries and kindergartens.
3. The state paid for art schools and sports sections.
4. The state paid for education. Average.
5. The state paid for higher education, which not only was free, but also paid scholarships. To everyone who deserved it.
6. Pioneer camps, recreation centers, motels, dispensaries, rest homes. Oh yes, there was something paid, it was. 10-15%, the rest was paid by the trade union with the support of the same state.
7. The state paid for housing, which was issued to its citizens. Not taking a dime.
Few? Well, yes, some are few. It is clear that they did not buy Ferrari - everything is bad.
And now, when you pay all this yourself, are you okay? Very well? Yes luxurious, really. Of course, the mortgage apartment is much more luxurious than the one that your parents gave, I agree.
But now all of the above is missing. Resources, according to the constitution, belonged to the people who received all the benefits listed above from them, were stolen from the people by Yeltsin and for some reason were not returned back to Putin. Although in 20 years it would be possible.
But what now to cry if ALL the money that is earned from the sale of oil and gas (and Gazprom and Rosneft have become much more sold) now go where? That's right, in the pocket of “friends” and members of the elite club “Russia”.
Of course, not all. Something in the form of taxes is returned to the treasury, and the state spends this money on itself. Almost nothing now falls to the people, and EVERYTHING from that list is paid from the pockets of citizens.
In general, how much would have been stolen. And therefore, today there simply cannot be any complaints against those who simply cannot afford a second (and often their first) child at an early age. And I really understand those who do not want to do this at all.
But what was there, one was enough for himself, so the thought of the second at one time threw very far. And frankly, I have no regrets about that.
How not regret those who so far or do not plan to reproduce at all. Just because today there is no certainty that this will not work for you sideways. That you will return to the same place from which you went on maternity leave (and you don’t have to sing about the law, all the private employers sneezed at it), that you won’t be below the poverty line and so on.
It turns out that demography is a kind of vote of confidence in the state. VTsIOM and Rosstat can stomp numbers as much as they like, in which the majority of the population clearly believes and supports the state, but the numbers of the demographic crisis suggest the opposite.
The people do not believe in their bright future and do not wish their children such a future. Fact? Fact.
It turns out that voting is possible not only with feet and ballots. You can vote in completely different ways and parts of the body.
The current birth rate does not even speak, it screams loudly that everything is not very good in the country. The people simply are not able to pay for the increase in the number of potential taxpayers for the state.
The state, or rather, the people who personify it, in theory should listen to such things. But since there is no idea as such in our country, I’m sure that no one will listen, and everything will take its course. Under bravura reports and television shows with participation.
And in fact, we will slowly die out. Just because there is no money for it. And will not be.