TIME recently published an article in which a reporter enthusiastically writes about “German parenting”. Sadly, she is incredibly mistaken, so I am going to set the record straight. We’re off to a bad start already:
The first time I went to a playground in Berlin, I freaked. All the German parents were huddled together, drinking coffee, not paying attention to their children who were hanging off a wooden dragon 20 feet above a sand pit. Where were the piles of soft padded foam? The liability notices? The personal injury lawyers?
The writer omits that she most like witnessed a gaggle of tatted up single mothers who sat together, ramming ice cream down their throats, drinking beers, and smoking cigarettes if not weed. That is based on my experience in Berlin. The moral decay is utterly astounding, but to a hip TIME reporter from Williamsburg or some other “hip” neighborhood none of that may seem objectionable. Those single moms just don’t give a shit. They may not even panic if little Matthis chases after a football but returns with a used hypodermic needle that was discarded by a junkie and asks his utterly worthless mother what that is. After all, rampant drug abuse is part and parcel of living in an utterly degenerate city.
In order to substantiate my claim of moral decay in Berlin, I dug up some statistics. Sadly they are only available with German headings, but I’ll translate for you guys. Here is data for 2014, published in 2015 (source):
This table shows, in 1,000s, the number of married couples (“Ehepaare”), single parents (“Alleinerziehende”), unmarried couples (“Lebensgemeinschaften”). Of particular interest is the rubric families with children under the age of 18 (“Familien mit Kindern unter 18 Jahren”). The columns represent, in order, data for 2006, 2010 and 2014. This shows that there are almost as many single parents as there are married couples, which is quite staggering. Also, in Berlin there is a rather clear segregation between the
creative crowd rabble and the better-off. The latter are heavily concentrated in the Western part, in areas such as Wilmersdorf or Steglitz-Zehlendorf. In the “trendy” parts of Berlin, though, you will see many more tatted up single mothers than well put-together couples.
In order to visualize the trend, here is data for 2015, published in 2016 (source). This is the latest data set available.
The updated data breaks out unmarried couples (“Lebensgemeinschaften”). The columns represent data for 2007, 2011, and 2015. Also, note that it is legal for homosexual couples to register their relationship with the authorities. They are also allowed to adopt children. Given how “progressive” Berlin is, probably a significant part of those are not traditional man/woman pairings. Further, note that homosexuals are allowed to marry in Germany, so reality may be even worse for society than those numbers imply, which are shockingly bad already.
The space cadet from TIME continues:
Contrary to stereotypes, most German parents I’ve met are the opposite of strict. They place a high value on independence and responsibility.
True, they most certainly are the opposite of strict. They have nothing but disdain for law and order, as a matter of fact, and think that their monthly welfare cheque is what they deserve because the evil capitalists are keeping them down. Those people are lazy unproductive leeches. No, they don’t “place a high value on independence and responsibility”. Instead, they are irresponsible and don’t give a shit about their kids. There are so many single moms around that there are multiple dating portals just for that clientele. Instead of pining for the next cock, though, those women would be better advised to raise their children properly. Oh, wait, that’s a catch-22. How would the dregs of society be able to raise productive members of society. Ah, nevermind.
Don’t push reading. Berlin’s kindergartens or “kitas” don’t emphasize academics. In fact, teachers and other parents discouraged me from teaching my children to read.
That is the case because they are lefties who detest academic achievement. In the better-off parts of Berlin, though, the exact opposite happens and parents actively intervene to make sure their kids do well in school. Plenty of parents even pay exorbitant school fees to keep their kids out of rotten publicly funded schools. Who in their right mind would be proud to raise idiot children? Lefties, on the other hand, don’t seem to see the problem.
The apologies just keep coming:
But even in first grade, academics aren’t pushed very hard. Our grade school provides a half-day of instruction interrupted by two (two!) outdoor recesses. But don’t think this relaxed approach means a poor education: According to a 2012 assessment by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, German 15-year-olds perform well above the international average when it comes to reading, math and science while their more pressured American counterparts lag behind.
Here’s a newsflash: those idiot children of idiot leftist parents never catch up. That biased reporter from TIME magazine either deliberately tries to deceive her readers or is just plain stupid when she conflates the performance of German high school students in PISA 2012, which was hardly great, with the performance of children in Berlin. The latter seem to learn very little. For instance, there was a minor scandal recently when it emerged that the general examination for 10th graders included a question that asked them to create the largest three-digit number possible, given the input 2, 3, and 6. Each digit has to be used once, and all digits have to be used. Obviously, the result is 632. Here is a source, in German, with a leftist apologist that tries to claim that this task was a lot more difficult than it might appear.
It gets worse and worse:
Most grade school kids walk without their parents to school and around their neighborhoods. Some even take the subway alone. German parents are concerned about safety, of course, but they usually focus on traffic, not abductions.
As most of you may be aware of, the left is big on pedophilia. Berlin is so degenerate that front organizations for pedophiles can persist for years before anybody questions what they are doing. (On a side note, sexually abusing children is called “pedophilia”, while raising concerns that muzzies are slaughtering us in our streets is “islamophobia”. Do you notice something?) In my view, part of the push of the left to dissolve the family unit is motivated by their desire to rape little children. It’s rather ingenious: families would offer protection, but a doped out single mom who is too busy chasing after cock from low-quality men may not even notice that her little boy or girl has been targeted by a gang of pedophiles for years. How did you think Rotherham could happen?
If anything, Berlin is a great example of what happens to society once morals break down completely. It’s the canary in the coal mine for Western society as a whole.