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.
Today Gotland district court held its main proceedings against Christer Johansson, who’s charged with kidnapping or possibly unlawful deprivation of liberty.
As I mentioned earlier today, I was going to write a translated version of the censored article during the next couple of days. Well, I guess I’ve been pretty productive today, finishing both the original article and an English translation. The following text was rejected by supposedly free and open news commentary site newsmill.se.
Today I set to work on something I had planned to do the last couple of days – write an article for an online newspaper in Sweden called Newsmill (www.newsmill.se). The topic of the article was the Swedish social services, and my curiosity as to their real aims. The government here has far-reaching goals concerning the development of children, stating as its intentions to make sure everyone gets to enjoy a good childhood. The actual application of state force very much puts these goals in jeopardy, however, which is why I authored this article.
It’s astonishing what a complete media blackout there is in Sweden on this matter. Though a large number of major international media players have covered the story, including independent news site WorldNetDaily, the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Alliance Defense Fund and the Home School Legal Defense Association, along with countless bloggers on the net, not a single newspaper in Sweden has done so. I just now performed a search on the Swedish search engine Mediearkivet, which includes just about everything printed in Sweden, and the only hits for either “Dominic Johansson” or “Domenic Johansson” were from a couple of blogs, apart from somewhat renegade Christian news site varldenidag.se, owned by the Swedish church Livets Ord and considered fringe media in this society. Not a single printed newspaper, and no other online news site than this one.