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Alternative to family or the downward spiral of the Western world

Remnants of the normal family, single mothers by the millions, polygamy, chosen families formed by homosexuals, cohabitation, patchwork family and finally(?) communities of responsibilities – that’s the diversity in full swing in Germany. You might as well part from the family model made up of a mum and dad, of a granny and grandpa, a family full of siblings. This is history.

Deutsche Welle (DW) is a German version of American CNN or British BBC in that the general views laid down in any of them are reflected in the other two, so what we learn from any of these media outlets reveals what the powers that be want the world to look like. Now on February 13, 2024 DW ran an article entitled German society seeks alternatives to family which is an insight into the future of the Western world in terms of the future of the family. The text is about “the German government plans to introduce a new legal mechanism to help people in non-romantic relationships to take responsibility for one another.” Gee… People in non-romantic relationship… It is stated as a matter of fact that the “way that people in Germany live, love, parent and age is changing”. Statistical data are appalling: “32% of people aged 65 and over in the EU (34% in Germany) lived alone in 2022 (…) Today, around 33% of children are born to unmarried parents in Germany, with the divorce rate at 39.9% in 2021.” Hence – as we learn – Germany stands in need of the “biggest family law reform in decades”, which – as we are assured – is agreed upon by “Germany’s coalition government of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP).” What does the reform consist in?

In the new legal concept of Community of Responsibility (Verantwortungsgemeinschaft). Such communities of responsibility would be made up of between two and six people who will be provided by the law with the right and obligation of responsibility for one another like they were members of a family. And you know what? These communities of responsibility are modelled on “chosen families” created by queer people. Wow! Enter the new family. Unrelated single seniors, single parents, single – you name them – who otherwise ought to be anchored in a family and be taken care of by the family’s members will make up “communities” and take responsibility for its members. It does not occur to the managers of Germany to advertise having families and children and good relationships within those families. No, by hell no! The only solution they can think of is to legally accelerate the downward death spiral of the German-cum-immigrant society into the abyss. Sure, there are dissenting opinions and they are voiced by Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and – yes, you guessed it right – “populist” AfD. (The more alert among us have long noticed that the classifier “populist” is supposed to turn us away from a party or a movement or a politician).

To make it manifestly clear: we are going to have remnants of the normal family, single mothers by the millions, polygamy (recognized by German law in the case of such marriages having been concluded abroad!), chosen families formed by homosexuals, cohabitation, patchwork families and finally(?) communities of responsibilities. Diversity at work also in this sphere of human life. When you begin to think that it cannot go any longer, they never stop to surprise you. Lonely and especially elderly individuals, middle-aged childless women duped by feminism to whose principles they have stuck most of their life spurning the idea of having a family make those people profoundly unhappy. What do the authorities and the ideologues do to handle this existential question? They chart a new social course, a course towards a society of atomized individuals lossely recombined in communities. It never occurs to them to answer the question of what accounts for the present state of the family, of why the family has been suffering these injuries for decades in the first place. If they had, they might have arrived at a different conclusion. Rather, they seem to be treating the society that they manage like disposable and replaceable chattel, like farm animals. Isn’t it perplexing to think that just as farm animals usually do not have families or but for a very short time, so, too, humans have placed themselves/have been placed in the same position? For years the family has been attacked wantonly, men and especially women have been dissuaded from getting married and having (especially many) children, divorce has been presented as an attainment of humanity and now we are faced with the outcome that was not all that difficult to foresee, or was it? Either the begetters of the communities of responsibility are incompetent regarding the human condition or they keep enacting laws right out of the playbook of the powers that be. The powers that be obviously tend to think that they can tweak the human nature – both its physique and psyche (Yuval Harari, Klaus Schwab) – and rather than cultivate the family, they experiment on it, trying to replace it with a number of knock-offs. They might want to be reminded of the fact that although we communicate via mobiles around the globe and have landed man on the moon, pregnancy still takes nine months while our lifespan is as limited as it used to be: the only difference being that thanks to better life conditions we have more octo- and nonagenarians. Yet, we do not live to be 120, do we? Contrary to what mad feminists may have said and written – family is a concentration camp for women (Betty Friedan) – family is no invention of the human mind but a biological – and evolutionary conditioned, if you please – fact. Why experiment on it rather than restore it? 

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