There is no doubt that the population of Norway is now aware of the international fury against their Barnevernet (Norwegian CPS). Human rights activist Marius Reikeras posted this picture on his Facebook timeline and it is the front page of their Morgenbladet (Morning Page). The title says: “Childcare Conspiracy: In 19 countries people are now protesting against the Norwegian CPS.” Protest signs such as “Barnevernet Childhood Killer” have made it on the front page as well.
In the midst of the second wave of international protest across Europe (Madrid, Vienna, Prague, Arad, Suceava, etc) where many thousands have gathered to stand together with the Bodnariu family and other families unfairly destroyed by CPS, Norway is becoming increasingly isolated in the eye of international opinion.
That is why they are in full damage control. They are on their heels.
- The State financed media is calling the movement a conspiracy. Really? 19 countries with tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets is a conspiracy? These people have nothing better to do in the middle of winter than to stand and march for hours in freezing temperatures? For now the Norwegian media has resigned to defend their system, to report selectively, and to spin the sense of the protest. There are documented cases where newspapers have erased and heavily moderated dissenting comments to their online articles. I guess freedom of speech can be dangerous in Norway
- For the first time in the Bodnariu saga, the Barnevernet gave an online interview (here) to the Romanian paper ziare.com where they served up a glass full of the proverbial Kool-Aid. Same old rhetoric of not wanting to discuss any particular cases, perhaps because they were afraid of the details they would be confronted with. We keep hearing how Norway does not practice any type of corporal discipline (even a pat on the child’s bottom) since the 19th century, and how this may be punished by imprisonment. Ok, great. How about the sexual, physical and psychological abuse of 12,000 Lebensborn children which is so well-documented? Sorry, Delight in Truth rejects the Kool-Aid.
- It seems like the State has the mainstream Evangelical churches (in this case Pentecostal) on their side as well. In a country where less than 2% of the population attends church according to statistics aired on Antena 3 TV, the state-funded churches are on the side of… THE STATE. Wow, what a surprise there. Their leaders refuse to get involved in the situation and have hinted they would rather take out certain parts of the Bible dealing with discipline (Hebrews 12:5-11, Prov 13:24, Prov 29:17, 2 Tim 3:16), than offend the hand that feeds them.
The good news for Barnevernet victims is that Norway knows what is going on internationally even though the media is spinning it into a conspiracy for now.
We are waiting for the good citizens of Norway to stand up and say that 50.000 euros per child per year given to adoptive families is a facade for a system that steals children. We are waiting for Norwegians to rise up and reform their CPS.