Unsayable Truth

A quote from Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, 4 November 2009

Europe, at least the indigenous population of Europe, is dying. That is one of the unsayable truths of our time. We are undergoing the moral equivalent of climate change and no one is talking about it. Parenthood involves massive sacrifice of money, attention, time and emotional energy. Where today in European culture with its consumerism and instant gratification – because you’re worth it – where will you find space for the concept of sacrifice for the sake of generations not yet born?