The Inevitable World War With China
Although projections vary, several studies have indicated that by 2040 the population of China will reach 1.6 billion.
If the gender gap is 10 percent, that means by mid-century China will have 160 million more men than women. That is roughly equivalent to the combined populations of Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland today.
China will be awash in testosterone.
The World War slated for the middle of the 21st century will not fought be over territory, nor oil, or water or gold.
The war will be over women.
Just imagine 160 million Chinese men barred from a traditional family life that includes a wife and child due to a shortage of Chinese women. These bachelors will see other more successful suitors attracting mates and achieving a life they have no hope to gain in the future. What will these bachelors do with their lives?
This is not a new situation in China. Writing in USAToday, Paul Wiseman described Shandong Province in the 1800s where rampant infanticide so skewed the sexes that for 100 women were 129 men. The result was the Nien Rebellion that took 17 years for the government to quash.
This was one small province in eastern China. What happens when 160 million men--communicating by Internet and cellphones--decide their lives are empty without women?
One possible scenario is internal collapse as prostitution, kidnapping of women, bride-trafficking, dependence on narcotics and gang wars cause China to implode and descend into anarchy.
Far more likely, China will resort to sending its men off to war to avoid national strife--a strategy that has been executed by other countries in years past.
In 2050, will the United States be able to resist so vast an assault and safeguard the sanctity of the American family?
If our ability to protect the residents of New Orleans or the newly freed citizens of Iraq is any indication, the answer is a resounding no. This will be especially true in the mid-21st century when 99.9 percent of America's tax revenue will go toward paying interest on our $40 trillion national debt. No money will be left over for anything beyond paying congressional salaries and Halliburton.