11 June 2016
what must happen now?
Speech held at
Eidsvolls plass before Stortinget (the Norwegian
in Oslo, on 11 June 2016
must be done for Norway to achieve a child protection
service which protects children?
We have come some way in that many more thousands of
people, in many countries, now know how the Norwegian
system operates to the detriment of children and parents.
What is the next thing we need?
us think back to the last local elections. There was a
trial project going in some municipalities: Young people
down to 16 were allowed to vote.
At the same time these 16-year-olds
are not allowed to decide where to live? At least not if
Barnevernet has confiscated them. Barnevernet holds them by
force until they are 18.
So what must happen?
must announce something we can call an
normal conditions an amnesty is something given to people
who have broken the law. That is not the case here. But for
children who long for home but are held captive in foster
homes and institutions against their will, and without
having done anything criminal, this is
punishment. It is
as if they and their parents are doing something criminal
by wanting to be together.
So the abolishment of this duress
is an amnesty.
The government must issue a clear order that all foster
children who want to, can go home to their families freely,
and will if necessary receive help to get home. Do not let
foster persons try to pressure them, or impose conditions,
or stop them taking their favourite teddy-bear with them,
or keep back a pet of theirs in the foster home.
Instruct the police that Barnevernet no longer has the
authority to call upon them to fetch children from their
parents with force when the children themselves want to be
with their parents. Regardless of age, every foster child
who says it wants to go home, must have the right to go
home. Without delay.
Those children who want to continue
in foster homes, shall of course also have the freedom to
do so, but not the freedom to speak on behalf of all those
who want to go home.
then one more step:
Again we should think back. This time back to the time when
the Soviet Union had begun practicing "glasnost’"
(openness). In 1988, Gorbachev cancelled the yearly exams
in the subject history! Down at school level.
accurate information was available in the Soviet Union, it
became clear that one could not continue with the incorrect
version of history which a faulty ideology had led to. New
textbooks were needed, and new teaching, from basics.
In the same way
our country must put a stop to the present teaching of
Barnevern going on in the colleges.
students of child protection are due to start classes in
the autumn. The same teaching is also dished out to
kindergarten personnel, to law students, to the police and
many other professions.
It must be stopped and the
present text book literature done away with. Teaching
personnel who promote today's understanding of how children
are protected, must be prevented from doing so.
It is bad enough that it will
take time to replace child protection workers who practice
a harmful ideology. But we must at least prevent new
classes of students being taught the same thing.
Quite new, different resources must
be enlisted, new textbooks, new personnel to take students
on for practice, so that we can end the harmful actions
which today's Barnevern so often carry out.
is a whole series of things which must be done for families
in Norway to become safe against obliteration by our own
country's authorities. But the two things I have mentioned
here are among the most important to get off the ground.
History Tests Canceled for Soviet
Decision, Affecting 53 Million, Will Provide Time to
Correct Stalinist 'Lies,' Izvestia
Angeles Times, 11 June
Moscow Summit: Unmaking History and
Soviet Pupils Spared Exams While History Is
York Times, 31 May