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Moral Rot: Germany Decriminalizes Child Pornography

In a truly jaw-dropping display of moral decay, the German parliament has decided to downgrade the possession of child pornography from a felony to a misdemeanor. This appalling decision reflects a broader, deeply troubling trend that threatens the very foundations of Western civilization. It’s yet another instance where so-called “progressive” ideas lead not to societal advancement, but to a harrowing regression into depravity.

Under the guise of providing “necessary flexibility” to handle juvenile offenders and unintentionally involved adults, German lawmakers have essentially softened the legal repercussions for all possessors and distributors of child pornography. The move has been hailed by pro-pedophile groups, a testament to the dangerous path that these legislators have chosen to walk. This decision does not merely adjust a legal category; it emboldens and empowers a dark underbelly of society, giving a nod to the very acts that civilization should universally condemn.

Wokeism Leads to Moral Decay in the West

One must ask: Why is this happening? The rationale behind such a dramatic shift in legal policy stems from the same warped logic that has pervaded much of Western thinking for years, particularly in America. From the push for “gender-affirming care” for minors to the broader acceptance of various fringe sexual philosophies, the underlying argument is always about expanding rights and freedoms, regardless of the potential moral costs.

What’s particularly nefarious about the German parliament’s decision is the implicit message it sends—that the exploitation of children can somehow be viewed through a relativistic lens. This isn’t just a slippery slope; it’s a cliff dive into moral anarchy. The notion that we can “decriminalize” actions that fundamentally exploit the innocence of children speaks to a broader societal malaise that values ideological purity over the protection of the vulnerable.

We must recognize these developments for what they are: a grave threat to the integrity and safety of our society. Laws like these do not exist in a vacuum. They shape societal norms and behaviors, and by weakening these laws, we weaken our collective moral standing. It’s time for a serious reckoning. If we continue down this path, we shouldn’t be surprised when the fabric of our society continues to unravel, thread by thread. It’s not just about one law or one country; it’s about the direction in which our entire civilization is headed. We need to restore the taboos and boundaries that once guarded our most vulnerable. Without them, we lose more than just our moral compass—we lose our humanity.

Robert B. Chernin

Robert B. Chernin

Robert is a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser, and former radio talk show host. He studied political science at McGill University in Montreal and has spent over 25 years deeply involved in civic affairs at all levels. Robert has consulted on a variety of federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition.