Swedish child welfare has the last couple of decades made international headlines through its dissolution of the family unit. This is a 20-minute address by Daniel Hammarberg on the state of child welfare today, covering among other things the Domenic Johansson case and the tightening grip the state has taken on home-schooling.
This is something I spent roughly 15 hours the last couple of days putting together from prison series and documentaries off TV along with some other material and assembled into a hopefully entertaining product.
The music is from the WWE Big Boss Man entrance song “Servin’ hard times.”
Ever since Karl Marx penned his ideas about the gains that could be made by centralising the means of production some one and a half centuries ago, many a mind have gone to great lengths attempting to prove him right. His ideas saw their first application during the industrialisation of the Soviet Union in the 1930’s, when private ownership of farms and factories was rapidly being dismantled through forced collectivisation. The political leadership had set as its goal transforming the giant agricultural economy into a modern industrial state in the shortest possible time. The number one priority was establishing a strong factory base that would be able to sustain a strong military and catapult the Soviet Union into the superpower status that was required to conquer the planet for Communism.
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Swedish child welfare is often said to be for the children’s sake, often they refer to “the best interests of the child,” yet quite often it doesn’t work that way, but rather becomes a business enterprise instead. This article is meant as a fact sheet for whoever is interested in the darker side of Swedish child welfare.
Svensk samhällsvård sägs vara för barnens skull, ofta hänvisar man till “barnens bästa”, men i praktiken fungerar det inte så, utan det blir ofta snarare en affärsverksamhet. Denna artikel är menad som en faktasamling för den som är intresserad av baksidan av svensk samhällsvård.
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The other day I contemplated the abortion issue and how much a difference in perspective there exists on this topic within the Western world. On the one hand there’s my country of Sweden, with its extremely liberal philosophy; abortion is here considered a natural right for the pregnant woman, and within the political establishment, the support for this way of viewing it is unanimous.
On the other hand, there are parts of America, mainly the south, where abortion is considered murder, and activists often picket clinics in protest. After American abortionist George Tiller was murdered by an activist during the summer of 2009, the Swedish state TV covered the anti-abortion movement. http://svt.se/2.22584/1.1647631/striden_om_abortratten_trappas_upp
The new website for my book publishing efforts is now up at danielhammarberg.com, with purchase links for my book “The Madhouse”.
Also see the press release sent out today at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/01/prweb4995474.htm.
The book “The Madhouse: A critical study of Swedish society” can now be bought in print as well, and will soon start appearing in bookstores. It will be listed on Amazon in a couple of days, but it can be bought directly on their site already at https://www.createspace.com/3530396 . A page link has been added to the top of this blog.
http://danielhammarberg.blogspot.com/p/madhouse-critical-study-of-swedish.html is the book page, but in a matter of days, a regular website will be added for my publishing venture, which will act as a hub for everything about my book.
For now, see this video clip of me introducing the book: