Πριν λίγες μέρες ο Gunnar Heinsohn έγραψε στην ευρωπαϊκή έκδοση της Wall Street Journal:
When Hamas routed Fatah in Gaza in 2007, it cost nearly 350 lives and 1,000 wounded. Fatah’s surrender brought only a temporary stop to the type of violence and bloodshed that are commonly seen in lands where at least 30% of the male population is in the 15-to-29 age bracket. (Ολόκληρο το άρθρο από τη WSJ 12.01.09).
Η συλλογιστική του Heinsohn έχει ενδιαφέρουσα και, στατιστικώς, δόκιμη βάση:
In such “youth bulge” countries, young men tend to eliminate each other or get killed in aggressive wars until a balance is reached between their ambitions and the number of acceptable positions available in their society. […]
The reason for Gaza’s endless youth bulge is that a large majority of its population does not have to provide for its offspring. Most babies are fed, clothed, vaccinated and educated by UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. […]
If the West prefers calm around Gaza even before 2025, it may consider offering immigration to those young Palestinians only born because of the West’s well-meant but cruelly misguided aid. In the decades to come, North America and Europe will have to take in tens of millions of immigrants anyway to slow the aging of their populations.
Το άρθρο αξίζει να διαβαστεί και να συζητηθεί. (Ευχαριστώ τον PFK που μου πρότεινε να διαβάσω το άρθρο του Heinsohn).