INDICE DE NUME
Am primit și dau mai departe...
O NORVEGIE ÎNNEBUNITĂ
Ne este tuturor familiară expresia The Wild, Wild West!, referitoare la imensul
Vest Sălbatic de odinioară al
Americii de Nord. Izolat, înstrăinat şi departe de centrele urbane şi
civilizate, Vestul Sălbatec era un ţinut fără legi, fără autoritate, unde cei
care trăiau în afara legii – aşa-numiţii outlaws – făceau ce
voiau. Adică fărădelegi. Îndrăznim să spunem că nu puţine şi valabile sînt comparaţiile
între fărădelegile Vestului Sălbatic şi Norvegia zilelor noastre, pe care pe drept am putea s-o etichetăm ca „nordul de două ori sălbatic al Europei” (The Wild, Wild North of Europe), căci modul în care Norvegia a atacat familia Bodnariu
şi alte familii îi atrage acest titlu.
Deosebirea este că, în timp ce în Vestul Sălbatic de ieri fărădelegile
erau comise de indivizi, în Nordul Sălbatic de azi ele sînt comise de stat... în numele legii!
Doar în Norvegia statul îi ia pe copii de la părinţii biologici fără mandat emis de
tribunal ori vreun alt act semnat de
judecător sau instanţă. Doar
în Norvegia copiii au devenit o marfă care trece din mâna unei familii pe mâinile
altor familii, contra unor
sume mari de bani alocaţi de stat în numele „intereselor
supreme ale copiilor”. Doar în Norvegia dreptul de părinte biologic e luat de la părinţi de
către stat fără un act judecătoresc şi fără ca părinţii să-şi poată lua copiii înapoi
pe cale judecătorească.
În Norvegia statul îi stigmatizează pe părinţi, îi etichetează ca fiind abuzivi şi le ia
copiii din casă. Părinţii sînt oficial pătaţi,
iremediabil, pe viaţă, fără posibilitatea de a se reabilita în ochii societăţii
ori ai legii. O dată înfieraţi de către Barnevernet, asemenea vitelor în Vestul Sălbatic, părinţii sînt priviţi cu
suspiciune de către vecini, rudenii, societate. Părinţilor li se impune o
prezumţie a vinovăţiei. În loc ca autorităţile să dovedească motive bine întemeiate
pentru confiscarea copiilor, statul le impune părinţilor biologici obligaţia de a aduce
motive bine întemeiate pentru retrocedarea lor, exact cum proceda Securitatea de la noi cu deținuții politici din
temnițele comuniste („Dovedește că ești nevinovat, banditule!”)! O ţară cu un astfel de sistem inuman nu poate fi
numită decît de două ori sălbatică. Aceasta a ajuns
Norvegia: o închisoare
pentru suflet, un vast gulag pentru familiile tradiţionale.
În ultimele săptămîni am primit la redacţie o sumedenie de mesaje, atît din partea
cititorilor noştri, cît şi din partea multor cetăţeni străini, care ne-au cerut o analiză a
situaţiei curente privind confiscarea copiilor Bodnariu. Cetăţeni străini, unii
dintre ei cititori ai materialelor noastre, ne-au solicitat un material în
limba engleză pe care să-l poată citi şi să-l dea cunoştinţelor lor. În
consecinţă, AFR a pregătit un comentariu pe acest subiect, pe care vi-l punem la dispoziţie azi. A fost scris
de d-l Petre Costea,
AFR. Din nefericire, e disponibil momentan doar în engleză. Redăm o mare parte din el, cei interesaţi fiind invitați să-l
citească în întregime aici. Titlul comentariului este A Norway Gone Berserk!
(„O Norvegie înnebunită!”). (AFR)
A NORWAY GONE BERSERK!
In the last two short months tens of thousands of Romanians
around the world have taken to the streets to protest the seizure, on November
16, 2015, by Norway's Barnevernet, the equivalent of the Child Protective
Services in the United States, of five children, between 3 months and 9 years
old, belonging to a Pentecostal Romanian-Norwegian family living in Norway. The
parents are Marius and Ruth Bodnariu. The protests were held not only in
Romania but also in Scandinavia, North America, and Australia. More are planned
in the United States and Australia, as well as in India, Poland, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia, and elsewhere. The initial rallies gathered around 1000
participants, mostly Evangelicals, but the numbers quickly swelled to 5000 in
Suceava, in northern Romania, and 10.000 in Oradea, western Romania, by the end
of January. This time, the crowds did not emerge only from Romania’s
Evangelical community but also from all of the country’s faiths and
denominations. Seldom, if ever, has Romania experienced such a strong display
of Christian unity stretching across all denominational and ethnic lines on any
Following an address I registered with the Norwegian Embassy
in Bucharest in December, I received scores of phone calls and inquiries seeking
updates and a more current commentary on the overall situation. Maybe it is
time I write again, hopefully a more comprehensive commentary, especially after
having been fortunate to access some of the official documents related to the
case filed with or by the Norwegian authorities. What I read disturbed me
deeply and caused me to believe that Norway's Barnevernet has acted
arbitrarily, has grossly violated the parental rights and parental autonomy of
the Bodnariu family, and has not acted in the best interests of the children.
All seven members of the Bodnariu family have become tragic victims of
Barnevernet's irrational actions and prideful self-righteousness. Barnevernet
falsely accused the Bodnariu parents of abusing their children. The children
never were abused. The parents are responsible and practice a responsible
parenting style. Unfortunately, Barnevernet has used strong-arm tactics to
abduct the children. This commentary, then, is written in the defense of the
victims, first and foremost the children and then their parents.
Let me also add, however, that this essay is not written to
denigrate Norway. But the Norway of today is not the homogenous Norway of a
hundred years ago with the unspoiled landscape and fiords which have long
enchanted American imagination. Today's Norway is a multicultural state where
more than 10 percent of its population are immigrants. Xenophobia is strong in
Norway. Norway experiences the pain of multiculturalism where diverse cultures
often clash. Norway has difficulties navigating multiculturalism and,
unfortunately, it has occasionally taken a rogue approach to deal with cultural
differences and diverse traditions. Unfortunately, the Bodnarius were caught up
in the travails of Norwegian multiculturalism, the Norwegian state's inability
to deal with it, and in the process became victims of it.
This commentary is based almost exclusively on the official
documents related to the case which I have perused, although most of the facts
are already in the public domain having been leaked sporadically. Hence, my
narrative focuses primarily on Norway and Barnevernet violating the parental rights and parental autonomy of the
Bodnariu family. I am aware that there is another, maybe wider, angle to
explore, namely gross violations of the family's religious rights. It is my understanding that individuals
much closer to the case than I have obtained troubling evidence that
Barnevernet may have also been motivated, in seizing the children, by an
anti-religious animus toward the family. That may likely be the case. The
family's religion, however, is not discussed in the official documents, except
briefly, but the violation of parental rights is obvious. I encourage those
with personal knowledge of the religious aspects of this international incident
to publish their impressions as well and share them with me.
Barnevernet's Puny Ruling
On November 30, 2015 the local Barnevernet council of the
Naustdal Municipality, called County Commission for Child Protection and Social
Affairs, issued its decision on the matter which was at some point reduced to
writing. It merits closer examination. It did not present a rationale for
Barnevernet's decision to seize the children, but for rejecting the parents'
petition to return them. In so framing the issues, Barnevernet stacked the
cards against the parents from the outset.
The written ruling, however, also noted strong dissents.
First was the school master. She refused to cooperate with Barnevernet to
indict the parents. The ruling noted that „the headmaster ... doesn't think the
parents are doing something to physically harm children ...”. The headmaster
was also „opposed to taking the children away when she felt this was not in
their best interest. The headmaster was also [one of the girls] teacher for
four years and she lives in the family's neighborhood. She also knows the
family in private”.
To the Bodnariu family's defense also came the local
government, identified in court records as the County Committee. It recommended
the children not be separated from their parents, but, instead, counseling be
provided, stressing that the parents are sufficiently „resourceful” to care for
the children. The County Committee proposed that „the best interests of
children are to go back to their home”. Norway's
Child Welfare Act, the Committee pointed out, imposed a high threshold for
the children to be taken away from their parents. The proof required a showing
that the children had been „significantly harmed” by the actions of the
parents. Such evidence was absent, the Committee urged, concluding that „the
parents are fully capable to properly exercise their care for the children” and
that „the situation can be correct[ed] by adopting measures at home”.
More backing for the Bodnarius came from the Naustdal
Municipality. Its attorney portrayed the family as one where „family values
have a central role in their lives”, adding that „this is a great thing to see
by whom the children have been cared for”.
Nevertheless, Barnevernet remained unpersuaded, concluding
that this is „a serious case of violence against 4 defenceless [sic!] children”,
a case about „systematic violence”. Hence, Barnevernet reasoned, placing the
children back with their parents „will be a new violation”. It also
expressed concern about the massive adverse online publicity the case had
already received by November 30, and in a rather bizarre uttering, it stated on
the record a fear„that the children may be kidnapped”.
The ruling came down
like a heavy hammer
The mother would be allowed to see the baby twice a week for
two hours. The mother, but not the father, would be allowed to see the boys
once a week for two hours. The parents would be allowed no face to face contact
whatsoever with the two girls, except by phone, and the ten-minute phone
conversations would be monitored by Barnevernet personnel. The children's
locations would not be disclosed to the parents.
What happened after November 30?
The girls wrote letters to their parents but Barnevernet
only gave them to the parents two months later. They and the boys have
continuously expressed a desire to be reunited with their biological parents,
but to no avail. They cry and are depressed. The boys and the girls have been
separated by long distances. The girls have been placed in a foster home some
two hours and a half from the family farm, and the boys four hours away. The
girls have asked to be allowed to see their brothers and their request was denied.
As is self-evident, there is a pattern of denial after denial of the innocent
children's reasonable, natural, and affectional wishes.
The fate of the parents is no less painful and uncertain. In
the upcoming months the matter is scheduled to escalate before a different
Barnevernet panel to determine whether the parents' parental rights should be
severed. Should they be, all five children will be put up for adoption. What
could be a more egregious violation of parental or children's rights than this?
What more extreme a nightmare can a family face? Or orwellian? Keep on reading
for it gets even more bizarre.
of the International Convention
on the Rights of the Child
Though Norway savvily projects internationally the image of
a rational, peaceful, and polished system, it is far from it. Its ugly side, as
here, never makes the news. Barnevernet has gravely violated the 1989
International Convention on the Rights of the Child which Norway has signed and
ratified. Here's how.
Article 5 of the Convention imposes an obligation on Norway and on
all signatories to uphold parental rights. („State Parties shall respect the
responsibilities, rights and duties of parents...”) This obligation is restated
in Article 14. Article 7 grants children „the right to know and
be cared for by his or her parents”, and Article 8 the right „to preserve
his or her identity, including nationality, name and family relations as
recognized by law without unlawful interference”.
Article 9, however, is less straight forward and allows for
subjective interpretation. It states, in relevant part, that „State Parties
shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents
against their will, except when competent
authorities subject to judicial review determine, in accordance with applicable
law and procedures, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of
the child. Such determination may be necessary in a particular case such as one
involving abuse or neglect of the child by the parents...”.
Even where the child is separated, however, the child still has the right „to
maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular
basis, except if it is contrary to the child's best interests”.
One of the most flagrant violations of the Convention is the
very set up of Barnevernet. It is a governmental agency or, more properly
stated, an administrative body run amuck. It is not subject to meaningful
judicial review or accountability. It can take children from their parents
without court order. Its decisions are final as in an arbitration. It lacks a
supervisory board. Due process is not followed. Even the most elementary
aspects of due process are lacking. Testimony is not allowed. Sworn affidavits
or declarations are not taken. The rules of evidence do not apply. The accused
is not allowed to cross-examine her accusers, for instance the case workers or
the persons who investigated the alleged wrong-doing or proposed the abduction
of the children. Immunity prevents prosecution of the agents who abduct the
children. No judge is involved and no judge presides over the proceedings. No
impartiality is guaranteed or pursued. Many times decisions are taken by a
local council which consists of individuals not even trained in the law. The
deliberations consist of debates among the council members and the attorneys.
There is no set procedure to follow. If parents have complaints, they can be
lodged with the County Governor, but no meaningful judicial review is
This flies in the face of the Convention's Article 9 which
requires that decisions be made by „competent authorities subject to judicial
review”. In Norway, the seizure of children from their parents is not
supervised by the courts and it operates outside of the court system. Probably
the most egregious aspect here is that suspension of parental rights is also
within the powers of Barnevernet and is not subject to judicial review. Imagine
that, being deprived of parental rights without a court order. Unimaginable in
the United States and in most countries around the world, this is a frequent
reality in Norway.
Parental rights are fundamental human rights. Human rights
are the province of the courts, yet in Norway parents are barred from accessing
the courts to vindicate abuses of parental rights. This means that, should the
Bodnariu parents lose their rights to the children before a non-judicial,
Barnevernet panel, they will not be able to appeal the deprivation of the most
important rights a parent can have. In the rest of the world only courts or
legislative bodies, not administrative bodies, can deprive people of the
exercise of their human rights.
The complaints filed with the Governor go nowhere. The main
reason is the system's rigid structure which is not subject to judicial review,
as well as the culture entrenched in the practices of Barnevernet and the
parenting ideology Norway follows. The Norwegian government finances
Barnevernet and each foster family where Barnevernet places children receives
tens of thousands of Euros annually for each child. There are vested interests
at work which preclude the system's reformation. The inevitable consequence is
that the children and their parents are the victims. Everyone seems to benefit
from this scheme, except them.
Another violation is that of the children's right to be
cared for and raised by their biological parents. Norway seems to abide by a
parenting ideology which disregards biological ties and emphasizes social and
psychological parenting. Likely, the now five month old baby is irreversibly
estranged from his biological mother. No rational argument can be made in
support of this atrocious act. It evidences the viciousness and arbitrariness
of Barnevernet's action, backed up by Norway's radical ideology which
experiments with ethnic children. The mother's right to nurse her infant has
been trampled on. What, one legitimately asks, can be more cruel than
that? More heart wrenching? More barbaric? More despicable?
Once the Bodnariu children were severed from their parents,
more violations cascaded. They were separated from one another. The boys and
the girls have been placed with different families and are also geographically
separated by long distances, not only among themselves, but also from their
parents. The boys and the girls are not allowed to communicate with one
another. Contacts between the girls and any of the parents have been cut off
entirely, and contacts with the boys are only allowed to the mother.
Three of the Bodnariu children were born in January.
Barnevernet deprived the family of three birthday celebrations in January of
this year. Three family celebrations have been replaced by a nightmare, by
unending and unimaginable pain and anguish for the parents and the children
alike. How can this happen in a country which claims to be civilized? Did
Barnevernet's zealots think that the world would never hear about this? That
people of good faith would be too timid to speak or write about these
atrocities? That the rest of the world would stand idly by and not say
anything? Fortunately for the children and the parents, the truth is out and is
being told from the rooftops.
The harshness of the rulings applied to the Bodnarius
conveys a systemic problem and how dysfunctional Barnevernet is. This harshness
did not mushroom overnight but likely evolved over time with everyone turning a
blind eye to the problem. Probably in the beginning citizens put up with it,
felt helpless or isolated living in a foreign land, and this likely encouraged
Barnevernet to become more aggressive, evolving into the monster organization
that it is today.
What about the father's parental rights? After all, the
Convention's Article 9 states that „both parents”, not the mother or the father
alone or separately, have the right to maintain „personal relations” and „direct
contact... on a regular basis” with the five children. With all children, not
some of them only. Unlike the mother, the father is not allowed any contact
whatsoever with the boys. Moreover, the contact is not direct, but by phone in
the case of the girls, not „regular” and not „personal”. The harshness of
Barnevernet's rulings evidences that the decision was intended to be punitive
not curative. The mother is forced to drive no less than four hours, one way,
once a week to see her two boys. She likewise must travel four hours, one way,
to see the five month old baby to spend two hours with him, nurse him, and
attempt to resuscitate the maternal bonds. The cruelty of this decision can
only lead one to conclude that Barnevernet commits crimes against humanity and
should be banned. International law has long labeled pirates hostis humani generis, or enemies
of mankind. Barnevernet certainly fits this description. It is an organization
which operates outside the bounds of the law, and a danger to the ethnic
children and families living in Norway.
The children's seizure further is a violation of the Convention's
Article 8 which gives children the right to preserve their identity. This
is a straightforward, objective standard. It is a sure bet that Barnevernet is
violating this right. Identity is defined, among others, by religion and
language. Propaganda material posted on Barnevernet's website boasts that it
does all it can to „safeguard a child's religion and cultural background”.
Perhaps, it would be useful to know whether Barnevernet is taking the Bodnariu
children to a Pentecostal Church every Sunday. Do the children attend Sunday School?
Have the children been placed with foster families which share the family's
religious and ethnic heritage? Are the children taught or allowed to sing „Jesus
loves the little children of the world?”.
Furthermore, the girls speak Romanian at home. Do they speak
Romanian daily with their foster parents? Faith is a major defining trait for
the entire family. Not only the parents are strong believers, but so is the
grandmother. It is doubtful Barnevernet is doing anything to preserve the
children's identity, especially considering the girl's conversation with the
schoolmaster that the family believes that „God punishes sin”. One would be
naive to believe that secular Norway would expend public funds to enroll the
girls in Bible classes which teach, consistent with the parent's view and
theology, that „God punishes sin”.
Let's now tackle the Convention's Article 9 head on.
First of all, was there neglect? No. All witnesses concurred the parents
are „resourceful” and have the resources to provide for the children.
Were the children subjected to abuse? Definitely not, though
here opinions might differ, depending on one's understanding of what
constitutes abuse. „Abuse”, however, is the start, not the end of the
conversation, because, according to Norway's
Child Welfare Act, children can be separated from their parents only if
there is „danger that children would be significantly
harmed if remaining at home”. The operative words here are „significantly
harmed”. This is a very high threshold to overcome. Barnevernet arbitrarily
labeled the circumstances „significantly harmful” conveniently selecting
evidence it found useful to its decision, and discarding the evidence to the
contrary. The evidence which Barnevernet used to indict the parents came
exclusively from the girls whose credibility even the teachers questioned at
times. The grownups, namely the parents, the schoolmaster and the doctors,
provided different impressions and opinions which, however, Barnevernet
conveniently chose to ignore. One can then conclude that the opinion was
deliberately written to yield the impression that the children were abused by
being spanked. The opinion was outcome oriented. An intellectually honest
opinion is one where the decisionmaker takes the facts as they are and allows
them to take him or her where they may. The opinion reads like a script from
Stalin's show trials in the 1930s, or a narrative full of accusations pulled
from the dusty archives of Romania's Securitate after 65 years. It is surreal
and sinister. No wonder the verdicts were so off mark.
Is reasonably spanking one's children the equivalent of
abuse? It depends on who asks the question, for what purpose, and who answers
it. Richard Dawkins, for instance, is reputed for claiming that even teaching
the Bible to children is a form of child abuse. However, an impartial, fair
minded person would have to conclude, especially in light of the universal
experience of humankind, that reasonably spanking a child is not abuse. It must
have not been viewed as such in 1989 when the Convention was adopted because
the Convention did not abolish spanking, nor did it allude to the corporal
punishment of children. For millennia parents had the „right” or „privilege” to
reasonably and even physically discipline their children. It was only in 1979
or so that Sweden broke ranks, abolish this standard, and became the first
country in the world to entirely ban the physical discipline of children.
Norway followed suit soon thereafter, along with more than twenty or so other countries.
New Zealand, too, abolished spanking, but parents initiated a referendum which
abrogated the anti-spanking legislation. It cannot be said, therefore, that
international customary law does not still recognize a right or privilege
to parents to reasonably discipline their children, as part of their right to
Nevertheless, Norway has chosen to march to a different drum
beat than the rest of the world. That is its prerogative as a sovereign state,
of course, as is the prerogative to apply its laws equally to all of its
inhabitants, Norwegians or not. After all, the proverbial „when in Rome do as
the Romans do”, still applies. Or does it?
It applies when it is convenient to Norway. Norway has long
prided itself on being a tolerant country. But tolerant of what? Westerners,
like Norwegians, generally like to boast their creed in multiculturalism.
Except when it comes to foreign residents. Norway expects nonNorwegians
entering the Nordic state to leave their religion, ethnicity, culture, customs,
and values at the border. It is intolerant of those who do not, and Norway's
stated policy of multiculturalism has its limits, severe one might add, as
reflected in its treatment of the Bodnariu family.
If what the Bodnariu parents did to their children is „abuse”,
then no less than between 17% and 55% of all American parents abuse their
children, and, according to Norway's standards, their kids should be hauled far
away to different states and separated from their parents. According to a
December 17, 2015 study of the Pew Research Center, 17% of all American parents
„spank their children at least some of the time as a way to discipline them”,
and another 28% „rarely” spank them, while 53% say they never do.
More Barnevernet violations of the Convention come to the
fore when considering that the children's express wish to be reunited with
their parents is ignored; when the letters they write to their parents only
reach the parents two months later; when the children ask to see their parents
and their wish is denied; or when the children state they want to stay together
or see one another and they are told no. This hard-headedness is hardly in the
best interest of the children.
No Spanking or Reasonable Spanking?
Matters differ in the United States, where, for centuries,
at common law parents were granted the privilege to reasonably discipline their
children, including corporal punishment.
Most recently, in June 2015 the Massachusetts Supreme Court
rendered a decision in Commonwealth v. Darvil,
recognizing the parental privilege
defense in a case where the father was alleged to have kicked a
three year old girl in the back, „kind of like a football kick”, smacked the
child on the buttocks, and yelled at her to „shut up”. The case articulated
that „the use of moderate corporal punishment to discipline one's child is
viewed by many in [the United States] as an integral part of parental autonomy that furthers
the welfare of the children”. It also established that: a parent or guardian
may not be subjected to criminal liability for the use of force against a minor
child... provided that (1) the force used against the minor child is
reasonable; (2) the force is reasonably related to the purpose of safeguarding
or promoting the welfare of the minor, including the prevention or punishment
of the minor's misconduct; and (3) the force used neither causes, nor creates a
substantial risk of causing, physical harm (beyond fleeting pain or minor,
transient marks), gross degradation, or severe mental distress. By requiring
that the force be reasonable and reasonably related to a legitimate purpose,
this approach effectively balances respect for parental decisions regarding the
care and upbringing of minor children with the Commonwealth's compelling
interest in protecting children against abuse. By additionally specifying
certain types of force that are invariably unreasonable, this approach
clarifies the meaning of the reasonableness standard and provides guidance to
courts and parents.
children and parents
Barnevernet's seizure of the Bodnariu children has inflicted
on them and their parents unimaginable harm. Ironically, the children whom
Barnevernet allegedly wanted to help are its first and foremost victims.
Barnevernet has not acted in their best interest. A major article published in
December in The Atlantic summarized a longitudinal study by reputed
psychologist Nicholas Zill, which concluded that adopted children experience
major difficulties growing up with their adopting, non-biological parents. The
study revealed that at the start of kindergarten about one in four adopted
children has a diagnosed disability, twice the rate of children being raised by
their biological parents. Adopted children were significantly likelier than
birth children to have behavior and learning problems. And the problems
experienced by adopted children only escalate with time. Zill found that by
eighth grade half of adopted children have diagnosed disabilities. They also
perform significantly less in school than children raised by their biological
The question of course is why? Zill proposed the „attachment
theory” which holds that a strong bond with at least one biological parent is
essential to a child thriving. In contrast, children who are separated from
their biological parents are more psychologically vulnerable over time. Among
Zill's findings is that children separated from their biological parents have
more problems managing their emotions and conflicts without resorting to
Barnevernet's actions have placed the Bodnariu children in
harm's way. If Zill's study is any guide, unfortunately for them, the Bodnariu
children are likely to develop psychological problems unless they soon
reconnect with their biological parents.
A Norway gone berserk
Norway marches to a different beat than the rest of the
world. Here, it clearly went overboard. It threw the baby out with the bath
water. Its secular parenting module is a radical departure from traditional
types of parenting. Barnevernet is a monster created by Norway's secular
culture, a secularist experiment causing pain to countless families, an
exemplar of the worst that secularism has to offer. It has only brought shame
upon the country.
Consider this: a few years ago, Czech parliamentarians filed
a complaint against Barnevernet in the European Parliament. It was signed by 38
parents from 13 European and Third World countries whose children had been
seized by Barnevernet. The following paragraph from the complaint suffices to
convey their agony and despair: „Children are being, literally, ripped out of
their parents' hands. Both social workers and the police are ruthless; crying
and screaming children, begging for a chance to stay with their families, pose
no obstacle to them whatsoever. They constantly prove that they are about to
have it their way, no matter what”.
This is the ugly side of Norway which Western media ignores
and dares not report. Dirt poor only half a century ago, today's oil-rich
Norway has been declared a Scandinavian Paradise and appears at the top of
world charts in many categories, except in matters of the soul and the humane
treatment of families. For the soul and families Norway is a vast prison, the
wild, wild North on the edge of European civilization.
Clearly, something wrong is going on here, and the world
should pay heed. The complaints that Barnevernet is targeting ethnic families
are way too many to be ignored and have been lodged for far too long, without
the Norwegian state doing anything about it. Concerned parents who escaped the
Norwegian gulag of parental abuse, known as Barnevernet, have claimed,
credibly, that Barnevernet is an arm of the Norwegian state entrusted with
seizing ethnic children and placing them with Norwegian families to ensure the
children grow up „Norwegian”. Barnevernet enforces a silent policy of
demographic redistribution. Children from poor immigrant families are taken
away and are placed for adoption with wealthier Norwegian families and same-sex
couples. Norway's demographic crisis is acute and worsening. Its natives have
an appetite for sexual pleasure but have lost their will to procreate. At 5,2
million people, Norway's population is considerably smaller than that of
Houston's metropolitan area. If ethnicity is an unwritten criteria for seizing
children from their parents, and it appears to be, one can certainly say Norway
is racist, has gone berserk and deserves to be stigmatized - worldwide.
There is some data to back this up. According to statistics
posted on Barnevernet's website, at the end of 2012 Norway had about one
million and a half of young persons, aged 0 to 22. Almost 200.000 of them were
children of immigrants. Transforming these children into Norwegians is a tall
order, and here is where Barnevernet's services come in handy. In 2013 it
provided „help” to 53.000 children. For 17% of these children „help” came in
the form of being taken away from their parents. Barnevernet refers to them as
children „taken into care”. In raw numbers, this means that in 2013 alone
Barnevernet abducted 12.467 children from their parents. In 2013 it issued 1259
seizure orders, called, euphemistically, „care orders”, and in 2014, 1504.
In the case of the Bodnariu family, Norway's secular state
scored at the expense of parental rights, parental autonomy, and the welfare of
the children. For now. Because, in the long run and for generations to come,
millions of Romanians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Turks, Russians, Ukrainians,
Brazilians, Philippinos, Iraqis, Indians and many others from other
nationalities will recount their horrific encounters with Norway's Barnevernet.
They all ask: does Norway deserve to be stigmatized for abusing us? From their
perspective the inevitable answer is: absolutely!
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