Lord Sacks: demographic decline heralds fall of West

Western civilisation is on the brink of a collapse like that of ancient Rome because the modern generation does not want the responsibility of bringing up children, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has warned.

He singled out falling birth-rates alongside the addiction to debt, the breakup of the family unit and a growing gap between the super-rich and the rest among a handful of major crises facing Britain and other European countries which neither governments nor the market seem able to solve.

But ultimately, he said, European society as we know it “will die” because of the demographic crisis.

  • john700

    It’s the white race that is dying. Everywhere, including North America and Australia.
    What happened almost overnight in South Africa, happens now incrementally in the rest of the Western World. The West is slowly transforming into a banana republic-type society.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    M. Steyn has been writing and saying that for years. Rabbi Sacks has just joined the club now. Common knowledge for a generation at this point. Immigration is Canada’s population replacement program. It’s even worse in Europe. Europeans are a dying breed for sure.

    • Daviddowntown

      Listening to Mark Steyn when he subs for Rush is a real privilege. He is a true genius.

  • John

    Japan has a low birthrate and accepts little or no immigrants, and yet it functions quite well.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Exactly! We should emulate this wise and ancient nation. However, managed population decline doesn’t work as well here with our extensive spread out land mass and much smaller population to start with. Japan has numerous advantages in this respect compared to Canada.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    He probably is right , Europeans already walked away into having a real family , dogs and drugs are the first priority for them now.