Barnevernet, Norway is going South
By Octavian D.
This article was first published in February 2016, and has
appeared in several publications, such as
Armonia Magazine –
USA, 27 February
Romanian Times, 26 February
News, 27 February
republished here with the author's kind consent.
is the death of the soul. It
the organization of total conformity - in
of tyranny - and it is committed to
Europeans sensed the communist system in Norway, for they
had lived under that kind of regime.
Under communism, the institutions of the state had been
doing "their job" (but often not the job that they were
supposed to do), so there were certainly laws under
communism, and they were enforced. We were just questioning
the content of the laws and the way they were applied.
What's happening right now with Barnevernet (CPS) in Norway
is very similar. The system there is not imposed by force
Apparently, Norwegians trust a system that can easily
condemn innocent people.
They point at "abuses" that supposedly happened in some
natural families but seem to ignore that there is more
violence in foster families.
Barnevernet is using trivial reasons to accuse parents and
confiscate their children from them without any due
process, any warning, or any social investigation.
Norwegians seem to trust their state agencies. We trust our
The persons who revealed the atrocities from our communist
countries were the
In Norway, victims who did not know each other said quite
similar things about the government abuses. The very way
evidence from a lot of different sources converged was a
sign that it might be true. And it was!
All the evidence about Barnevernet coming in from all sorts
of families in Norway should have given the Norwegian
authorities an important message, too.
They should not have discarded it as unreliable. They
should have gone into every single case long ago. Then they
would have found enough sure evidence to point out what
their obligation was: to stop Barnevernet. Immediately.
There are two major signs of communism:
We recently learned that the healthy children removed from
good families that are well known in our community now have
bruises and scratches on their bodies. A 13-year-old girl
died in a foster home.
The public did not find out what repercussions these will
have on Barnevernet.
journalism is almost nonexistent
There is very little journalism of investigation in Norway,
and their journalists do not unveil / report independent
findings that adversely affect the institutions of state.
Marianne Haslev Skanland,
professor emeritus of linguistics at the University of
Bergen in Norway, made the point when referring to
Norwegian media in relation to Barnevernet. She stated,
“The real questions, never asked by the main-stream media,
ought to be: 1) If there are really as many very serious
cases as they claim, why then does Barnevernet spend huge
resources on cases which, when you look into them, turn out
to be unnecessary interference and harassment and
destruction of children in families which are normal and
good? 2) What kind of "treatment" does Barnevernet have for
the children in whose families they do intervene and how
does that "treatment" work out? We know the answer: they
destroy the family unit and keep the children in foster
homes, and the result of that is very dark.”
The results of foster care are not encouraging in other
countries either. The arguments from the National Coalition
for Child Protection Reform here in America are well put:
THE EVIDENCE IS IN
Foster Care vs. Keeping Families Together: The Definitive
Thousands of children would have been saved from these
rotten outcomes if Norway had reformed its Child Welfare
system to emphasize safe, proven programs to keep families