January 1, 2020
This decade, the average Italian is likely to look like the gentlemen in the above picture.
According to new figures, Italy has seen a historically low birthrate in 2018, as the number of foreigners in the country has increased to nearly 9 per cent of the total population.
The new statistics, released by the Italian statistics agency Istat, reveal that the number of live births in 2018 totalled just 439,747, an 18,404 drop from the previous year and numbers that amount to the lowest birth rate since the unification of the country in the 1800s, Il Giornale reports.
Italy may never see youth like it saw in the 1950s again.
If the trend continues, its youth will be the new kind of youth.
The new kind of youth that is quite stabby and has big nostrils.
As couples are having fewer children — just 1.32 per woman according to Istat — households are also becoming smaller across the country, with nearly one-third of all households being single individuals and just one-third being families with children.
The population of Italy is also becoming older on average, as life expectancy has increased to 80.8 years for men and 85.2 years for women.
The foreign population of Italy, however, has seen substantial growth in recent years and now accounts for 5,255,503 people — or 8.7 per cent of the total population of the country — increasing by 2.2 per cent in 2018. Net migration, however, declined slightly, from 188,330 in 2017 to 175,364 in 2018.
It isn’t looking good for the Old Italians.
It is looking quite good for the New Italians, however.
The Old Italians are certainly leaving a paradise there.
Maybe this is the role of European people everywhere: to leave a paradise for browns and blacks to enjoy.
After all, we had a good time.
The Old Italians had a good time back in the 1980s.
Now it’s the turn of the New Italians.
Europeans are fading away but it’s okay.
The New Europeans will thank us for trusting them with our legacy.
Blacks will definitely appreciate the beautiful Italian architecture that we’re leaving behind.
It’s time to fade away and to let people of color build something cool on the remnants of our past.