I am a fanatic

Speech at the demonstration outside the Norwegian parliament on 16 April 2016.

Jørgen Stueland is a lawyer and has worked with child protection cases over several years. He is engaged, through articles and debate, in showing the way the Norwegian Barnevernet carries out its activity.

My name is Jørgen Stueland. I am a fanatic and I am a lawyer. Winston Churchill described a fanatic as a person who will not change his mind and will not change subject. That´s me. In cases concerning the Barnevern. I will not, I refuse, I stick to my opinion. And I refuse to change the subject. I will without exception talk about the Barnevern. An unwritten rule for a lawyer is to be polite, calm and factual. However, after having worked with child welfare cases for 15 years, the very idea Child Welfare, the growing mammoth Barnevern with a capital letter B, made me rude, exalted and unprofessional.

What I fight against is a system in possession of methods which lead to all weapons being allowed.

Whilst preparing this speech, I thought: Can you defend your fanaticism? Yes I can. I thought. The way of the Barnevern, the Fylkesnemnd, the courts, the experts, the academically retarded child welfare staff, the way it all has been built up and now like war tanks rolls over and crushes traditional Norwegian families; this system has strong fascist features. And in a way also racial hallmarks. Parents are categorized into upper and lower human beings.

And so I quote Arnulf Øverland’s poem “You must not sleep”. It is a trite poem. Used in all too many situations where it does not fit. However, it does fit in innumerable cases in which I have been practicing as a lawyer. „You must not sit safely at home and say it is a pity, poor things! You must not endure so well the unfairness that does not harm yourself. I cry with the last breath of my voice, you are not allowed to wander around and forget.”


What we must do. It is now about to happen. That which should have happened long ago. There is a growing number coming out from their safe homes. Out to wretches, parents, children. More and more, lawyers, experts, even caseworkers within the Barnevern, increasing numbers from the Parliament, increasing numbers take Øverland’s words in their mouth: They no longer walk around forgetting.


The Barnevern is a true child of the welfare state, the ideology which the welfare state is based upon. Especially after World War II, a welfare state was built up which became all Norwegian’s father. A system was built under which each citizen got his whole life dissected. This state of welfare is in many ways amazing. Cheap healthcare, good hospitals, financial arrangements during unemployment, sickness, disability and retirement.

But the welfare state also created the Barnevern. It has gradually been developed, and culminated in the Child Welfare Act in 1992. Since that time, i.e. in 1992, Barnevernet has gone through an explosive development. According to Statistics Norway there were 15,303 submitted reports of concern to child protection in 2003. In 2014, 52,996 reports of concern were submitted. The percentage increase in the number of reports of concern in eleven years is 246 percent (!). In 2009, 3415 workers were employed in the Barnevern. In 2014 this number had increased to 5139 people in the child welfare system. This is an increase of 50 percent in six years. And is this all because my parents and their generation (I was born in 1971) were perfect parents? Is it true that parents in 2014 are 246 percent worse than parents in 2003? What caused this rapid growth? In fact it is because the welfare state has eaten itself into our lives. Also into our innermost, our family life.

The welfare state now owns our children. We only borrow them. And once an overzealous nurse, a doctor, a hateful neighbor, sends in a message of concern, Barnevernet dissects a family’s life. Ultimately, they take our children back.

So I am a fanatic. I’m fanatically concerned that these conditions have to be corrected. We are in desperate need of new child welfare, with the family in the centre.

I will never stop this fight. For I have found that within the Barnevern there are great, extreme abuses committed every day. Hence, I can not remain silent about what I see. We are going to achieve the change which must come.

Jørgen Stueland:

Norwegian children kidnapped in Nigeria!

Five children of Norwegian parents have been kidnapped in Nigeria. The mother was staying home with her three youngest , three little boys, the youngest only three months old, waiting for the two oldest girls to come home from school. The school bus always used to be punctual. The mother started to get very anxious when they did`t come home. Had something happened? She had heard about other girls who had been kidnapped. Guilt started to creep into her mind. Why had she and her husband left their safe home land to come here and bring their most precious innocent little children to such a dangerous place?

Suddenly, a black car came and stopped in front of their house. Hope mixed with dread almost suffocated the mother. Who were those who came out of the car? Were they police? Had something bad happened? They came in and told the mother to come with them to the police station. The boys had to come too. The mother was confused and explained that her maid could take care of her children. Then she asked them if they knew anything about her two girls. They looked seriously into her eyes and told her that they had taken care of them. The mother wanted to know where they were. Then they told her that they were from the Nigerian child protection service and couldn`t tell her where her girls were.

After some long interrogations at the police station, the mother, and also the father, who had been fetched at work, were finally allowed to go home. They wanted to take their two younger boys home. But the Nigerian CPS demanded that they stay with them.

It was hard to get any sleep that night. But they hoped and prayed that everything would be fine and that all their children would be back the next day. Around noon two black cars turned up in front of their house. There was a sigh of relief. Their children were finally coming home. But instead of four children, there came four armed policemen out of the car. The mother, who was alone home with her little baby, held him even closer. She was scared like never before. The police demanded to take her little baby too. She explained that she was breast feeding the baby and that he was dependent on her. They were adamant and told her to give away her baby or they would take him by force.The mother was naturally left in shock and despair when she saw the car leave with her baby and all her children gone…

The same day, the parents learned that one of their neighbours had observed the family for a while. They had seen this strange Norwegian family keep their children inside the house from morning at 11 till evening 7 o`clock. And after that they were only allowed outdoors together with their parents for two hours before they went inside again. That meant that they were holding their children captive, like in prison, which was against Nigerian law.

The Norwegian family are still, after 6 months, waiting desperately for four of their children to come home. The youngest has luckily been returned after the Nigerian CPS concluded that it had been wrong to take a breastfed baby away from the mother. The remaining 4 children are staying in two separate Nigerian families of a primitive tribe. It is rumoured that this tribe are cannibals.

There have been unprecedented demonstrations in Norway to get the children handed back to their biological Norwegian parents. This week, a Norwegian delegation was again sent to Nigeria. The Prime Minister and a delegation of Norwegian politicians are working around the clock to bring the children safely back home to their parents. It will remain a priority, and also a financial priority, until the mission is completed.
This story is of course fiction… But I wonder how Norway would react if it were true…
Comment left by a Swiss lady on „Delight in truth” blog:

Anti-Norwegian CPS message by Jitka Fialová from Czech Republi

With Every day that passes more incriminating evidence piles up against Barnevernet.
Here is an argumentative discourse by Mrs. Jitka Fialová from Czech Republic, one of
the administrators of the page: „Norway, give us back the children you stole”.
“I am Jitka Fialová, a mother of three and one of admins on the page Norway, give us
back the children you stole. I joined the stop barnevernet movement about a year ago
when I was informed about the story of Eva Michalaková. In this case, her 2 children
were taken by Barnevernet after false accusations and separated not only from their
mother and father but also from all other relatives, their language, their culture and from
each other.
I found out, that Children’s rights in Norway are not valued like I would expect in this
reportedly most democratic country in the world. An arrested criminal has far better legal
protection than small children who are being taken away from their families without any
provocation and placed with total strangers. Criminals can be held only a few hours in
custody to be evaluated by an experienced police lawyer. A small acutely replaced child
may have to wait several months for a careful evaluation of whether the conditions for
snatching him or her were met!
With my engagement in this issue I want to prove that an Eastern country like the Czech
Republic can be more civilized than Norway because we do care about our families.
So please join demonstrations around the world on April 16th to stop Barnevernet.
My friends in Norway, please go to Oslo, Stryn, Bergen or any other city where a protest
is scheduled to join the fight against Barnevernet!”.
Octavian D. Curpas
Phoenix, Arizona

Norwegian fertility rate at historic low

The Norwegian fertility rate has been on steadily declining for years and newly released figures from Statistic Norway (SSB) show that in 2015 Norwegian it bottomed out at an average of 1.73 children per woman.
The rate hasn’t been that low since 1980.
The numbers are falling across the board, SSB researcher Trude Lappegård told broadcaster NRK.
“The fertility rate has decreased in all groups: among those with high educations, low educations, those in their 20s and those in their 30s,” she said.
Lappegård said that more and more Norwegian women aren’t having as many children as they’d like because of “structural conditions in the society”.
She pointed to longer educations postponing first births for many women, while a tougher job market keeps the overall number of births down.
“More people are having difficulty getting a foothold in their careers. It looks like short-term work contracts and difficulties in obtaining a secure job are contributing to the decrease in the fertility rate,” Lappegård said.
Work conditions have also resulted in more Norwegians opting to stop growing their families after just one or two children.
“Large flocks of children and both parents in full-time jobs is viewed as a difficult combination,” the SSB researcher said.
Although Norway’s fertility rate is at its lowest point in 35 years, it is still considered relatively high in a European context. According to Eurostat, the average fertility rate in the EU last year was 1.55 children per woman.

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Norwegian about Romanian Delegation meeting with County Governor in Norway

am sure I am making myself greatly disliked when I seem so cynical. But never mind my person if more people will just make use of the available information about this scourge that has developed in the Western world and which eager do-gooders want to spread to ever new countries (certainly to Eastern Europe too).

So here is something of the Norwegian version of the meeting of the County Governor and the municipality of Naustdal with the Romanian delegation, the Norwegian press, and the way the case is developing:

The delegation of parliament members from Romania

The office of the County Governor of Sogn and Fjordane has presented an account

An oppositional article in the Christian newspaper Dagen

but the other larger Christian Newspaper, Vårt Land, continues as before

There are lessons to be had from all of this.

The sooner all Romanians and all sympathisers with the Bodnarius understand the following, the better: From Norwegian authorities it is all talk and delaying tactics in order to make opponent voices die down because nothing is happening and all is peace and quiet. They are both brain-washed and also incompetent to do anything to stop the system as it is, therefore they continue to back up and defend it.

The CPS have been atrocious in all the 120 years it has existed. For a long time it only hit deviant, stigmatised groups. Then in the 1960s a greatly increased production of social workers and psychologists started. They had to have something to do. Of course the majority they attack are native, ethnic families. But foreigners are often especially vulnerable. Would you please read:
Aage Simonsen: Norwegian child protection hits immigrants hard
Siv Westerberg: Foster-children as lucrative business