Finnish Politician Tells Women 'Be Patriotic, Have More Babies' As Birth Rates Crashes To 150 Year Lows

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For years, the Japanese government has been desperately trying to encourage its citizenry to have more sex to combat the collapsing demographics the nation faces, trying guilt (blasting their "sexual apathy") and punishment (imposing a "handsome tax" to make lief more even for ugly men), to no avail.

Now it appears Finland is suffering a similar fate. As Bloomberg reports, Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years.

The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there's little to suggest a reversal in the trend.

Demographics are a concern across the developed world, of course. But they are particularly problematic for countries with a generous welfare state, since they endanger its long-term survival.

For Heidi Schauman, the statistics are "frightening."

"They show how fast our society is changing, and we don't have solutions ready to stop the development," the Aktia Bank chief economist said in a telephone interview in Helsinki.


"We have a large public sector and the system needs taxpayers in the future."

As Bloomberg notes, that's a surprisingly low level, given the efforts made by the state to support parenthood.

Perhaps nothing illustrates those better than Finland's famous baby-boxes.

Introduced in 1937, containers full of baby clothes and care products are delivered to expectant mothers, with the cardboard boxes doubling up as a makeshift cot.


The idea behind the maternity packages was prompted by concerns over high infant mortality rates in low-income families.


The starter kits were eventually extended to all families.

Offering generous parental leave and one of the best education system in the world doesn't seem to be working either.

Reversing the modern idea that it's ok not to have kids is impracticable. Opening the doors to immigrants is a political no-go area (Prime Minister Juha Sipila's center-right government relies on the support of nationalist lawmakers).

The leader of the opposition Social Democrats, Antti Rinne, caused a stir in August when he urged women to fulfill their patriotic duty and have more babies.

"The discussion has revolved around gender equality and the employment of women, with the issue of natality sent to the background," she said.


What Finland really needs is a political program that treasures the family and increases the value of parenthood, the economist argued.

The baby boxes that are delivered to expectant mothers contain all sorts of goodies. They include bodysuits, leggings, mittens, bra pads, talcum powder, lubricant, a hairbrush and a bath thermometer.

One suggestion is to leave out the condoms.

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TeraByte's picture

"We have a large public sector "
Figure your problem and that is not babies. Live with your means.

The central planners's picture

Have more babies or we are Finnished.

Al Gophilia's picture

I must drink your blood. (Cue dracula music).

CuttingEdge's picture

The Finns aren't on message are they?

Do what Merkel and the Swedes have done to solve the problem...

...on second thoughts, maybe a bad idea.

peddling-fiction's picture

Only Ponzi schemes require constant growth.

Extirpate your Ponzi scheme and flip towards Russia, and while you are at it, Fixit.

Smell the coffee and be brave.

rrrr's picture

Before they can have more babies, someone will have to tell them what causes them.

RAT005's picture

Finnish women have more babies. ..that's sexist.

Just guessing but between Feminism, Liberalism,  MGTOW, Economy, etc. I bet it's men avoiding child birth.

Your troll's picture

Someone need to tell those men that fetus implantation is very much viable alternative if they ready want babies more than women.

Women no longer has those "instincts" that men in the past accuse them of having, thus the lower birth rate. However, plenty of men seems to have those motherhood instincts in wanting more babies, it's time for you guys to do the walk with our advanced technologies.

SubjectivObject's picture

stop any immigration 

and support your own indigenous citizens

and pay me for this information

julian_n's picture

Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi would be so proud.

Finland needs to raise it's retirement age - and maybe abandon their plans for a "Universal Income"

Suicyco's picture

Finland is blessed with a public sector sized for a nation of 15 million people. Currently 5,5.

Trouble is, if you shrink it down to size, what is to be done with the hordes of highly - too highly[?] - educated civil servants on the dole.

peddling-fiction's picture

Finnish agriculture needs to be fomented again.

The EU has killed most of Finnish agriculture and animal husbandry.

We have some of the cleanest fields and sweet water lakes.

To the fields I say. At first it will feel like punishment to tear up those pretty hands.

Later on they will thank me.

Veritas X-'s picture

Hi P_F_.

Ya'know I've done my part makin' Finns.

Yepp. Quite enjoyable in fact.

I married a Finn in Helsinki and 1 of my kids is born there too.

I guess I'll let the BIG SECRET out here at ZH:

If you are looking to re-locate & are young, intelligent, industrious and white, Finland is actually an excellent place to go.

Lazy people and a__holes need not apply.


Diatom's picture

There are people NOW 2017 establishing correlation between low birth rates and and antidepressants, antipsychotics

and benzos...

For those who dont know, these are highly disrupstive drugs on sexual functioning.

People lose the will to fuck simply.

Years from now these drugs will be highly regulated because of this problem.

StychoKiller's picture

Yeah, where is the Law that states that Govt has to remain the same size or grow larger, even when the population is shrinking?

TheSilentMajority's picture


Embrace a low birth rate with joy. Less people polluting and fighting for reaources is a great thing!

Real “leaders” must use intelligent and innovative solutions to adapt and provide their sheep with a good quality of life while having a stable or slowly falling population.

The oldest and most disastrous ponzi scheme ever created is “economic growth” via population growth.

Don't allow any mass immigration, fiercely protect your lands and culture and environment, and do so with your life if need be. That is a true patriot.

Bigly's picture

They will just let low IQ invaders fill the gap.

Altesh's picture

No, Finland wont do this. 

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Fucking idiot look around!? the nigger hordes are storming the gates!? WHAT FUCKING PLANET ARE YOU LIVING ON!? 

Impartial's picture

Are you that scared by niggars? Do you need a diaper?

Take up an arm if you aren't a pussy and start shooting those politicians that brought niggars into your land. Or Are you too pussy to stand up to the government and prefer to blame it on women as it's always easier to victimize women for your own problem?

Altesh's picture

Finland doesn't accept many asylum seekers. Like 1000 per year, unlike their neighbour Sweden which accepts every tens of thousands, some years even more than a hundred thousand. 

Impartial's picture

Finland politicians are in deep shit when they realize that future population can't support their mooching on government tits.

finnzero's picture

Nearly 50000 asylums have arrived in last two years. People we'd most certainly be better without.

Fake Trump's picture

Finland will be Fuckland.

Blackfox's picture

Fractional reserve banking does not allow for a drop in population. Therfore the country must now be filled with shitskins from the middle east and Africa.


Hang the fucking bankers....

Is-Be's picture

You beat me to the punch.
Japan is doing just fine.
There is no correlation between GDP and per capita income.
(I urge the more autistic to correct me if I am wrong)
Feudalism was destroyed with the population collapse of the Black Death.
There were fewer people to distribute wealth to and the peasants flipped their Lords the bird.

Impartial's picture

Embrace a low birth rate and enjoy higher living standards for those that are here already. Japanese are pretty ok with the fact of lower birth rate, it's the government that wants the Ponzi scheme to continue.

Passer by's picture

Those like you have negative birth rate, you poor thing. It means that your numbers will continue to drop until you go away and are replaced.

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Those like us will just have replacement rate if we are well off to bring a new human to this world, unlike trash genes that breeds idiots, generational welfare recipients like your entire family should be neutered to prevent you from sucking on government tits or my tax dollar.

ZorroHedge's picture

Lower birth rate should be in places where population is actually to big, not in countries that are almost not populated.

Impartial's picture

How much is enough or how many population do you consider to be populated area? It's never enough for someone that mooches off tax payers and I'm talking about politicians and welfare nuts.

Anopheles's picture

The solution isn't more welfare.  All that welfare costs money.  How do governments get money? They TAX.

What do high taxes to?  They reduce the standard of living.  

What happens when you reduce the standard of living?  Families have fewer kids.

Why? Because families want a high standard of living for their kids.  With less disposable income, they limit the number of kids, because kids are expensive.

The politicians "solution* is more benefits, and of course more taxes. Which makes the problem worse.   What will happen?  They need immigration!!! Just like all the other advanced countries.

Impartial's picture

Kids are expensive because parents who care will want the best for their child rather than letting them suffer in poverty together. See India for the exact opposite of how uncaring their entire society can be towards another human all due to relentless breeding.

Anopheles's picture

In rural India and other underdeveloped coutries, because they have nothing to share with one kid, having additional kids doen't decrease their standard of living.

Each additional kid is another pair of hands to help out.  It's their own labor force. 

Joiningupthedots's picture

Deductive wins EVERY time!

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Maybe it's because all you little disgusting women out there love fucking that sand nigger dick eeeh?!


little fucking whores......but oohhh take selfies xoxoxo.....look at me look at me im so fucking important!!! and those of you who do get babies? you dont give a fuck about them!?!? all you want is people to look at you...hey look at me and my baby I have no fucking clue what im doing but hey look at it!!!


little fucking traitors.....when this is all over trust me on my mothers grave.....the freakshow is want to betray your people  ehh? okay okay.....bye bye political influence and voting will be put in your fucking place disloyal creature.......


little fucking whore....jumping from one dick to the father in your life and you mother is a fucking whore..........the hamster wheel keeps turning....rinse and repeat.....


hey I have something for you to suck on you fucking whores!!!!! ,.|.. How about that middle finger? yeah shove that up your fucking ass...........fucking disgusting traitors...spit in your face white woman...It's over for you

Impartial's picture

Little fucking lunatic, off your Med today?

TIMBEEER's picture

Actually, white western chicks are not that beautiful. They age horribly and have a bad attitude. There is much better to select from in some eastern european countries and Asia. Oh, but it dont fit your agenda? Nobody cares for you? So sorry, but at least you have two healthy hands. You can give them names, the other can be Tina and the other Tom.

'I had some great time with Tom last night' you can then tell to your friends in the gutter.

peddling-fiction's picture

Yeah, whatever, because they are so fugly, the zio´s sought white girls as mates in the Nordics and Germany.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's picture

Only let net taxpayers vote to kill the welfare state, so that women will lose most benefits outside being married and things will be fine. Males always are and will be net payers. Letting women vote for big brother aka fake security is what caused this fundamental problem in the first place.

Impartial's picture

Majority of benefits goes to women that actually have children, single women are treated the same as single men with no benefits.

What you should be saying is stop all benefits so that we can stop parasites from breeding more parasites that sucks on our tax payers dollars, this will in return lower the birth rate of idiots and reduce the burden on the productive members of society.

Letting men voted for war or bigger military budge is one giant ass mistake "aka (the real) fake security is what caused this fundamental problem in the first place".

It's time to place the blame on men for it has always been men that caused war and misery among human history, war drains the coffee and in turn ruins our lives.

Should we stop all men from voting now?

Passer by's picture

Those like you have no children, so you are being replaced by other cultures. Good riddance to bad rubbish, childless mutant.

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Those like you need to be neutered to prevent idiot genes from contaminating our gene pools.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Yeah you love that government taking care of you...dont you??? yeahh.....


you love watching the men getting systematically destroyed...........yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah i know you do.........


the tide is turning will be put in your fucking place...........mark my words..........and hey you want to fuck those sand nigger dicks? headshot or airdrop in the decide

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Lmao the tide is turning alright and it's for the betterment of our society and women, it's lunatic men like you who still thinks you are the one whose in control. Just go fucking die, misogyny bitches like you need to be living with those ISIS or be a part of their 72 virgin goat paradise.

tion's picture

I think what we really need is to be taught how to exercise extreme prejudice of moral values when selecting a mate, and to make traditional Biblical gender roles great again.

The depraved gender confused people are not really very effective at reproducing and will eliminate themselves from the gene pool in time (as long as we fix the endocrine disruptor and iodine deficiency issues).

You two hateful people need to take some ownership for the shitty ass decisions of your past and find a better way forward. We all fuck up sometimes but at some point you've got to wake up and realize that if you keep playing stupid games you'll keep winning stupid prizes.