If you haven’t already seen the commercial I hope you’ll take a look at it and take some time to reflect on your own thoughts & feelings before reading on.
After the smiling and laughter subsides we see that this is a genuine problem not only for Denmark but Europe as a whole. Some countries are projected to see their population decrease by more than 10% by 2050.
Naturally this is worrying.
Then again, there might be another solution than sending Danish people abroad on a “vacoition”.
If people don’t want to have kids then shaming them or incentivizing mom’s to spend their money on sending their children off to produce grandkids probably isn’t going to help.
So, should we just let nature run its course and have Danes quietly exit the gene pool?
What if there was another way of bringing more people into Danish society? What if for a brief moment in time they had to spend some money yet in the long run see population growth?
I think you understand what I’m implying here.
Denmark has strict immigration laws. This has apparently saved them a lot of money and as a further measure they recently cut immigrant benefits in half.
Well done on the budgeting. You have to admire that. Well, actually, you don’t have to. It’s kind of a dick move.
Yet, what good does it do to save all that money when the end result is a diminishing population and less money coming in over the long term?
Their campaigns might very well prove successful. But I’ve got a nagging feeling they won’t.
Also, if people aren’t able to have babies on their own they could also adopt. There are plenty of children in need of good parents. But when it comes down to it, it’s mostly the decision of one or two people who either believe they want to become parents or not.
There’s not a thing the government or mom can do about that.
This might be a little on the nose but I hope that Spies Rejser makes a follow up video to this. One where they show that there are alternatives.
Perhaps that they send a couple away for some hot vacay sex and the plane back is carrying immigrants or that the couple steps off the plane with an adopted baby.
Something to show that they’re a little more broad-minded than this.
What kind of commercial would you make if you were in charge?
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