Escalation in pravda.ru
Quite a strongly worded article, Arild!
Here are two more about the same issue:
Regarding this last, it would be interesting if the Royal Palace commented at all. Perhaps they will, since horrible incest is claimed; after all, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette Marit have – probably inspired by Swedish Queen Silvia – taken to visiting "incest centres", these very unhealthy places with people circling around their (real and alleged) traumas and conjuring up new ones, instead of leading ordinary lives.
The Royal House, though, is of no help to Norwegian families persecuted by the CPS (child protection services, Norw. "barnevernet"), as we all know. That is one of the problems of having an institution seemingly in possession of power and influence but in reality always subservient to the authorities.
Information about Norwegian CPS abroad is strongly needed. And the Russians and the Poles seem to go straight to the central point: the senseless madness of the CPS in ignoring the bonds of love between children and parents, while babbling on about "the best interest of the child".
On the negative side: A pity about the seemingly unreserved belief in incest accusations and the belief that the CPS is specifically geared to attack just foreigners, because such misunderstandings make the complaining people and their countries vulnerable to counter-attack. It is impossible to know from the published stories what the truth is of these particular accusations, cf , but false accusations have caused incredible tragedies in western countries and of course the CPS and their allies are least of all capable of finding out the truth and even to assess the situation in any concrete case in a down-to-earth manner. In this article: both interviewer and interviewed expert seem confused, to say the least, cf:
– " ... Olga Bykovtseva, a senior expert of the department of expertise of sexual conditions of the forensic expertise bureau of the Moscow government's healthcare department" [says:] 'Unfortunately, such stories take place on a regular basis. The number of sex crimes committed against very small children, from age two and older, is growing steadily. The most horrible thing about such crimes is when children suffer from their own parents.' "
– " 'But how can you understand that what the child is telling you is true? How can you distinguish truth from fiction in a child's story?'
'We send a child to a psychologist. There can be psychological expertise conducted, if there is such a necessity. It is the psychologist who decides whether the child is lying or not.' "
Knowing what we do about psychologists it is certainly difficult to trust this expert completely on other issues as well.
The people in pravda.ru seem a little too uncritical and too prone to swallow all kinds of rumours flying around. The formulations used make them seem rather het up:
Nor do they seem to grasp fully that the central point about the CPS is neither that children are taken by the CPS with adoption in view, nor that foster parents programmatically ill-treat foster-children. Yes, ill-treatment is far more frequent when a child is not with its own parents, but even when the child is not ill-treated and abused, the very attitude of foster-parents is like that of the CPS: a lack of understanding how harmful it is to be taken from its own parents.
On balance, though, I think we should welcome these articles. It is very positive that a lot of information about the way the CPS carries on is publicised abroad, even when some of the information is not correct. It may indeed, as pravda.ru says: "- - help save other children in Norway who were separated from their families in the name of perversely conceived 'child protection.' "