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Germany devours its children Families today: Exploited and burned out, by Karin Jäckel
(German Title: Deutschland frisst seine Kinder Familien heute: Ausgebeuted ausgebrannt, Karin Jäckel, September 2000, Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, Reinbek bei Hamburg, ISBN 3-499-60929-0)
Of the social value of families
. . . . The lie of the blessing of "autonomous" mothers for better development of children and what's really behind it. . . . . . . .
Outsiders may be left cold by how children feel who, after a long, stressful day at school, come back to an empty home, have to warm their own food from the left-overs of the previous day or wolf down a snack from the Turk's around the corner. Instead of real personal contact they hear the TV talk-show host, become engaged by broadcasts such as "Big Brother" or
sleazy discussions that deal preferably with broken relationships, sex and trivia. Or the telephone. For hours. Human nearness, warmth out of the can, reduced to spiritual, visual comprehension. The molding of a life as voyeurs, key-hole peepers in front of doors that they don't dare to step through because of their fear of too much closeness.
"Children, what is it with children?!", may say those who don't have any or know their own to be looked after best, while they talk about those of others, less secure. Children are light-weights, lightly made, to be taken lightly, lightly pushed out of the way, lightly satisfied.
However, the truth is different, parents know that. And their bad conscience chokes them when they hurry out of the house in the morning, drop off the child that's crying heartbreakingly at a
daycare worker's and are off in a headlong rush, full of apprehension to arrive at the job on time, to achieve the production levels demanded of them, to keep their job, to find recognition.
As long as children are small they don't exactly know what they are missing, even though they are given plenty of toys and are supposed to play nicely, because mom and dad are tired from their jobs and want their peace and quiet. Still, they know exactly that they are lacking something. And they search. In restless, fidgeting needfulness, in
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nightly sleep disorders, in temper tantrums, in greed for something that will fill the hole in their soul, always that much sooner dissatisfied with the ersatz offers that can be acquired with money.
Later, when they are older and discovered their body that may offer them the solution for the long missing feeling of nearness and bliss, sex becomes the substitute drug for the lack of the love that stole away from the four walls of their empty home and cannot be quietened with money. Nevertheless, love is more than sex. It takes time to love, because understanding and trust and forgiveness need time. And time is exactly what nobody has who chases the money from morning until night.
Children, whom adults dismiss so easily, have become fully aware of that, long ago. Maybe not in their full consciousness. Nevertheless, in every child there is something of "The Little Prince" on his star and the love of the rose, who once appeared in the desert to author Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
Therefore they wish in all polls, before all else, for more time from their parents. Time to be together with them, to do something together with them not even anything big such as vacation trips or expensive visits to amusement parks - simply nothing more than time to play kids' games, a walk at children's leisurely pace, time to cuddle, to have something read to them, for hobbies or painting, and very much time for loving and being loved.
Children don't know yet that time is to be equated with money. They are not yet ready to read books like the one by Ute Ehrhardt about good and bad girls, in which they can find gems of wisdom such as: "To have time is the privilege of the powerless," and "Women who believe that they can securely go through life without an income of their own establish thereby the basis for their existence as slaves." Therefore children don't know either that their two parents can't give them any time because they would rather not be slaves and wish instead to belong to the powerful who have no time to give away. And that their parents give them money in its many-varied forms, so that their children, too, won't be slaves.
Of the social value of families
Then, too, they don't yet understand why their parents run to the doctor when the children are "stressed out" and "nervous." How are they supposed to know that parents who have to spend all day to earn money with all their might need children that are easy-going on the need to be nurtured? Namely such children whom the parents, with their meager reserves of energy that they are left with after their long day at work, can still endure in spite of tiredness and being stressed out.
Children can't even comprehend that the ersatz-persons, who instead of mom and dad do have time to play with them, still can't give any time away because they get paid for their time. That's why children can't understand why these ersatz-persons have time for them, but mom and dad don't.
Instead they have a growing pressure in their soul, because that's where the fear sits that mom and dad have no time for them only because the children are "too stressed out" and "too nervous." And that's when the fear starts that has no name in children's vocabulary and yells for help with bed-wetting, despair with each good-bye, shoplifting, aggression and many other behavioral pathologies. That fear can be healed through love, and that is, by the people whom children want of all people in the world to be loved by most: by their parents.
And their parents do love them, too. Mostly anyway. But before all even so much that they want to do only the best for their children. And the best is money. Because the time in which the parents believed in the words by "The Little Prince," who asserted in the words of the children of the world that the essential is invisible to the eye and consequently not to be paid for with any money, that time is gone by for as long as the parents' childhood.
Sometimes they do remember. But then they watch movies in which women who earn their own incomes are always chic and admired, experience love-romances with supermen and have super-children. In contrast, the women who stay at home with their children are always a little dumb and
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boring and can never handle their snot-nosed kids properly. Or perhaps they read smart books or obtain advice from other women who must surely know it, because they work in places that offer such advice. And then they are at rest and breathe deeply, because there they learn that their children need nothing so much as money and reliable nurturing, no matter by who, and that nurturing by strangers is, at any rate, so much better. After all, professionals have so much more time because they get paid for it and, additionally, have acquired special training that enables them to properly communicate with children.
Which mother and which father can claim to know that much? . . . .
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About Karin Jäckel
My note: Some of the ideas covered by Karin Jäckel may seem strange.
The uninitiated may argue that those ideas don't apply in Canada. However, they could not be more wrong.
The reason why I translate and promote Karin Jäckel's
writings is that her sort of writing is being censored in all of the other developed nations. Still, even Karin Jäckel experienced a boycott of her books that lasted for two years. People who write like her have had their careers destroyed, they were excluded from the lecture circuit, they had their research funding cut off, they received bomb threats and threats to have their children kidnapped, and worse.
Karin Jäckel, as did, for instance, Hermina Dyxhoorn of the Alberta Federation for Women United for Families (and many others), received dead rats and even human excrement in the mail.
The things that Karin Jäckel writes about are to a far larger extent reality in Canada and the USA than in Germany. What she writes about is the planned destruction of our families. That is an agenda that was first promoted by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto and is now the goal of radical feminists (more accurately called redfems) and gender activists the world over; all in obviously successful efforts to bring about the construction of the global socialist state. WHS