The boomers have poisoned the wells and ploughed salt into the fields. Their post-war idyll is over; the world is returning to its default mode of confrontation and violence, now made more ominous by looming catastrophes like global warming. In the midst of their success and greed, the boomers forgot Edmund Burke’s most imperishable insight – that society is a contract with three interested parties: the dead, the living and the unborn. Their children are paying the price of their amnesia.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
It's all your fault Boomer
A title wholly opposed to my sermon today (!) but I'm inspired to write it by reading the ever excellent Bryan Appleyard: