Child-catchers: A feature, not a bug, in socialist Norway

By Monica Showalter:

Too many children, according to a large number of Norwegian experts, are taken into care without good reason. The conviction of a top psychiatrist in the child protection system for downloading child abuse images is now raising further serious questions.

What it describes is an all-powerful state that, in the name of “protecting the children,” can pretty much take away a parent’s kids for anything. Social service workers, who are armed with the power of the state, can cobble together a case for child neglect based on a messy home, “no natural flow to the interaction” between a mother and daughter (cripes, they’re Norwegians – we expect to be standoffish, and more to the point, how subjective is that?), or buying post-Christmas clearance junk as a sign of inadequate care.

It’s about as Orwellian as it can get, in the logic of the Child Protective Service workers, who, as a socialist solution, maintain the socialist aim of forcing the kids to be raised by the state. Apparently, it happens a lot, and Norwegian families are pretty broken.

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