March 29, 2009
When they propose cutting maternity leave to give father’s more time with their newborns…
The mother is the essential component here. I am quite sure that if a woman takes a year to raise the child before going back to work, then in the long run the child will be much better off.
We cannot be so obsessed with earnings as a ratio of equality that we monitarise every aspect of people’s lives. Children are more important than a few years lost in a career!
July 16, 2008
The German political nation has finally detached itself from bourgeois reality and declared that even newly born infants should have the vote…
I’m sorry to see the land that produced Beethoven, Schubert, Frederick the Great and Neitzsche be reduced to such intellectual penuary but the politicians proposing this are obviously not fit to run a chicken coop, let alone manage the affairs of a country. This seems to me that this is the result of post-modernist discourse running towards its logical (p-m? logical?) self-destructive outcome.
“The group’s draft petition which was presented on Thursday calls for the possibility for parents to vote in the name of their children until they reach the age of 18 and that parents should talk to their children about election decisions as soon as they reach an appropriate age.” From here. Ok – vote rigging in favour of large families?
I think that the Germans have just made themselves the laughing stock of Europe.