In a recent article detailing the severe financial turmoil in Cyprus, NPR lauds representative of the far-left French and German Green Party’s Daniel Cohn-Bendit as a “prominent European lawmaker.”
Yet NPR ignores what a political rival labeled as Cohn-Bendit’s “ignoble” past.
Strongly endorsing the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s, Cohn-Bendit sought to break down tradition sexual mores and barriers, including those involving children. In his 1975 autobiography, Cohn-Bendit wrote about his experiences at an “anti-authoritarian” day care designed to push such a “progressive” social agenda. He specifically details disturbing interaction with children aged six and under.
Cox Media Group’s new website, Rare, exposes Cohn-Bendit’s exploits. From Cohn-Bendit’s aptly titled “Le Grand Bazar:”
My constant flirtation with all children soon accepted erotic trains.
It has happened to me several times that some children have opened my trousers bib and have started stroking me. I have reacted according to the circumstances differently, but her wish put me before problems. I have asked them: ‘Why do you not play together, why have you selected me and not other children?’ If they existed, I have still stroked them.
(Source material is written in German and embedded here. First quote is from third paragraph, second sentence. Second quote is sixth paragraph of source material. Tool for translation to English embedded here.) Lifesitenews.com continues Cohn-Bendit’s account:
I was accused of being a pervert, and there were letters to the City Council, asking whether I was paid for by public funds. Fortunately I had concluded my contract directly with the parents’ board; otherwise I would have been sacked.
In a 1982 video, (accompanying article) Cohn-Bendit is shown expounding his sensibilities that, “the sexuality of a child is something fantastic.”
In the aftermath of this controversy, Cohn-Bendit denies ever having molested a child. About the passages in his book, he claims, “It was fictitious. It was written to provoke, and to tear down taboos… Criticize me for what I have written, but don’t hunt me for what I have not done!”
These dalliances caused Cohn-Bendit boos and boycotts surrounding a recent awards ceremony in his honor, but they haven’t cost him his influential position in European Parliament. Though German news source DW cites:
The hype is causing quite a headache for the Greens themselves, as discussions revolving around Cohn-Bendit seem to be taking a toll on the party, which would like to avoid the label of being a holding tank for child molesters in its formative years.
During this time, pro-pedophilia groups such as the “Urban Indians” and the “Working Group on Gays and Pederasts” sought to align themselves with the Green Party. These fringe groups seek to legalize and de-stigmatize sex with children.
In the same article citing Cohn-Bendit, NPR also glosses over Cyprus’ near seizure of private assets, writing, “the country is imposing extensive losses on deposits over 100,000 euros at its two biggest banks.” NPR must consider this a more sedate way of reporting that the Cyprus government is ransacking up to 60 percent of citizens’ bank accounts with over 100,000 euros and limiting withdrawal amounts for less wealthy account holders; all as a desperate and last minute government bailout. Yet Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades sidestepped heavy restrictions and allowed 21 million euros of his own family’s money pulled before massively picking his people’s pockets.
One could consider such an outrageous double standard and frightening theft plan by government worth illuminating. Of course any sane person could also consider a pervert such as Cohn-Bendit unfit to have a child within eyesight, much less affect major global monetary policy and be deemed a credible source.