Sweden is experiencing a crisis of the family institution. This is the result of long-term policy of the Board of the Social Democratic Party, whose aim was to gain complete control over society.
Secured society dying alone
Sweden is known for its superconcerns (Volvo, Erickson, Ikea, Saab) and large-scale social programs aimed at supporting unprotected strata of society. The share of gross domestic product spent, for example, on the social security of the elderly and the elderly is the highest in the world. There is free medical care. To finance health care, about 80% of income taxes are spent.
But there are other statistics. In the Swedish capital Stockholm 90% of the dead cremated, 45% urn relatives do not take away. In the vast majority of the funeral are "without ceremony." Employees of the crematorium do not know whose remains are specifically burned, for on the urns there is only an identification number. For economic reasons, the energy received from burned urns is optionally included in the heating of their own house or in the heating system of the city.
The absence of funeral ceremonies is only part of the general tendency to break the sensual and emotional bonds in many Swedish families. The editor of the Swedish edition of Nyliberalen, Heinrich Baike, explaining the reasons for the phenomenon, notes: "The family has become the target of socialists' attacks, because by its nature it acts as an organization alternative to state institutions of guardianship. The family is called to protect the person. When he has problems, for example lack of money or deterioration of health, a person can always seek help from relatives. The Swedish state aspires for decades to break these family relations and ties, - directly helping each person, and thus making it dependent on oneself. "
It's hard to believe, but even before the beginning of the thirties of the last century, Sweden was a miserly agrarian country, whose subjects emigrated massively in search of a better life. Sweden managed to make a fortune during the Second World War because of its cautious policy of "double standards". Despite its formal neutrality, it provided loans to fascist Germany, supplied its own weapons and was the largest supplier of iron ore for the needs of the German military industry. Under the leadership of the Social Democracy in the 1940 and 50, a number of reforms were implemented, which together laid the foundations of the Swedish welfare state. A long period of hegemony of the Social Democrats interrupted the economic crisis of the beginning of the 70, and from the year 1976, the change of cabinets began to occur more often.
Today, the opposition Social Democracy has found a new leader - 55-year-old Stefan Leuven, head of the metalworkers' union, who worked as a welder. Interestingly, in Sweden, famous for its high level of education and its accessibility (financing of universities at 80% is carried out from the state budget), Stefan Leuven became the fourth leader of a party without a higher education. Goran Persson was even prime minister (1996-2006). Apparently, in Sweden they do not attach much importance to the educational level of politicians (according to studies, it is the lowest in Europe). Here it is considered normal that the Minister of Agriculture is a farmer and the Minister of Health is a doctor. The government (and this is enshrined in the Constitution) only determines the directions, and the central government agencies govern the country.
Doing it to them is becoming more difficult. The general economic crisis and own problems also influence. Sweden is growing old. The average life expectancy is 78,6 years for men and 83,2 for women. The proportion of the population aged 80 years and older has reached the highest among the EU member states - 5,3%. Of 9,3 million Swedish population 18% - persons older than 65 years. Under forecasts, to 2030 year their share will increase up to 23%.
"If we want our pension to be equivalent to the present in the future, we need to work longer," Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said at a forum devoted to the problems of the Nordic countries, held 9 February 2012 in Stockholm. "Given the decline in the birth rate, retirement is necessary at the age of 75 years, otherwise we will repeat the scenario of Greece."
In Sweden, one in four children has roots outside (the data of the official gazette (www.sweden.se). Most cases, they come from Iraq or the former Yugoslavia. Already a whole generation of Swedes. So accustomed are a wide variety of nationality and race.
Of the children born in Sweden - 60% are extramarital. 20% are brought up by one parent. Young people are not in a hurry to formalize relationships - “get used to” in civil marriages, called sambo - when couples live together, and serbo - when they live separately. On the number of legal relations registered annually 38 thousand legal relations - 31 thousand divorces. On average, each spouse has three marriages, which means that the child has a huge number of relatives and several parents. They are called "plastic parents." The state even finances research that should prove the positive impact of this type of relationship on children: after passing from successive divorces from one parent to another, children gain life experience and experience of social relations that will be useful to them in adult life.
Since the calls of “stepmother” or “stepfather” are associated with not very pleasant associations (here they also know history about Cinderella), the Swedes decided to use the replacement definitions of “parent one” and “parent two”. It is also established for reasons of gender equality. The destruction of stereotypes about the role of men and women in society is the main task of the national pre-school education program. Methods sometimes seem too radical to the rest of the world. So, a kindergarten opened in 2010, in Sodermalm, Stockholm, became a sensation. The employees of the institution replaced in the appeal to the children “he” and “she”, in Swedish, respectively, “han” and “hon”, with the asexual word “hen”, which is not in the classical language, but is used by homosexuals. Weaning away from “gender stereotypes”, instead of the usual fairy tales, children read books in which, for example, two giraffe males were very worried that they could not have children until they found an egg that had been thrown into a crocodile.
According to the Swedish Association of Sexual Equality (RFSL), in Sweden more than 40 thousand children have parents (or one parent) - homosexuals. When in 1995 year homosexual marriages were legalized in the country, the parliament approved that it would be purely civil marriages, and they will not be consecrated by the church. However, homosexuals also wanted to have this opportunity. The first concession was made: they were blessed, but without witnesses and refused to pray. But homosexuals wanted a full ceremony and the whole "Mendelssohn". In 1998, Sweden hosted the all-European gay parade. The sensation was also the exhibition of photographer Elizabeth Olson, who portrayed Christ and his apostles as homosexuals. The exhibition enjoyed immense popularity, naturally, especially among gay men. One of the places where she passed was the chair of the Lutheran Church.
But the real battles broke out in 2003-2004 years after the speech of Pastor Oke Green, who in his sermon condemned homosexual relationships, calling them sinful. He quoted fragments of Scripture, claiming that the Bible very accurately defines homosexuality as a sin. To which from another camp answered: "The Bible has not descended to us from heaven, in itself is not God's sign, does not answer all our questions. Questions that were relevant at the time of writing the Bible are not our questions. " For "disrespect for the sexual minority" the pastor was convicted by the Court of First Instance for a month of imprisonment. The court of second instance acquitted him. In 2005, the case reached the Supreme Court, which recognized the pastor as innocent. This caused a protest from gays, on their part, threats continue to ring against the pastor.
Homosexual families will be more - foresee in the organization RFSL. This is facilitated by the adoption by the Swedish parliament of the law on artificial insemination of lesbian pairs. By law, lesbian women have the right to in vitro fertilization at the expense of the state.
Interestingly, the report also informs RFSL: every third case of violence in Sweden takes place in a lesbian family. And although there is where to go in such a situation, the employees of institutions can not grasp that women can beat each other, because it is believed that by nature, they are not aggressive. The problem of violence exists in men's marriages.
"There is a huge change of mentality and a change of traditions is required. The traditional form of the family does not correspond to the realities of the present. A new family relationship is needed, - from an interview with the Polish edition of Wprost, an activist of the youth branch of the Swedish Green Party, Elina Aberg. - In our party we speak, for example, of polygamous ties as socially acceptable. " The phenomenon for Sweden is not new. On the wave of the sexual revolution of the last century, there was already the experience of living youth in common communes, which in Swedish are called "collectives".
Swedish State took over on itself almost complete control over the upbringing of children. High taxes make it impossible to support a family on one salary, and because, as a rule, both parents work and the child during the day is in school or other institutions of public guardianship.
The Swedish government established a special ombudsman institution to protect the rights and interests of children. There are a number of organizations: BRIS ("Rights of Children in Society") - on-call telephone and electronic lines for children and adolescents; Friends ("Friends") - help if peers offend, and others.
With 1979 years here there is an absolute ban on corporal punishment of children. Parents can not give the child away with a slap, pull the ear or improve on his voice. For beating a child threatens 10 years in prison. More kindergarten children in detail informed about their rights and the need to inform the police about such incidents. And they use it. In the conflict between the interest of the child and the interest of the parent state takes the side of the child.
Loud publicity was the story of a teenage girl who accused her stepfather of beating and sexual harassment. 12-year-old Agneta was just angry with him for putting the kittens to sleep, and she wanted to leave them. She appealed to the police, instructing her younger three-year-old sister, what should be said. On the basis of testimony, the stepfather was detained and convicted. A mother who did not believe her daughter was deprived of the right to parental care. Agnetu was transferred to a foster family. Three months later the girl realized that she had acted incorrectly, tried to return her application and release her stepfather. But the legal machine was already spinning. In addition, no one perceived the repentance of the girl seriously, because the victims of incest very often refuse their testimony. It came to the point that the "victim" began to write to all sorts of instances, the prosecutor general in particular, where she described in detail the whole story that her stepfather was innocent, that she had come up with everything, and explained why. But the prosecutor did not intervene either.
The right to raise children is denied not only to parents, but also to teachers. Up to the eighth grade pupils do not put ratings, they do not leave the underachievers in the second year, and, of course, they do not expel anyone from school. Students tell the teacher "you", and they do not have to answer teacher's greetings. Teachers complain that it is hard to work in classes because of chaos, noise and aggression in the classroom.
In the Swedish legislation there is no concept of the authority of parents both in the domestic and in the legal sense. There is no category of "parental rights", there is "the right of custody and responsibility for the child," which is legally borne by parents and the state. But the state believes that it is able to better patronize and educate, and therefore interferes in the family educational process. The main institution of this kind is the Central Council for Health and Social Protection, which in Sweden is called "social". Annually, parents take an average of 12 thousand children. Do it with good intentions. The pretext can be "mistakes in upbringing", "mental underdevelopment of parents" and even "excessive care".
So, Mariana Zigstroi was deprived of parental rights, because she "overheard" her son with epilepsy Daniel. The boy moved from family to family, his condition worsened. Daniel wrote to the mother about 40 letters asking for help, she applied to various social and governmental organizations, but without success. The son died, because during the attack the next guardian simply did not know how to help him. Mariyana Zigstroj put forward an accusation against the state. Lost in all instances. Moreover, the state obliged the woman to reimburse the court expenses in the amount of 1,5 million kroons.
On this occasion, the well-known Scandinavian writer and journalist of Polish descent Maciej Zaremba, imbued with the history of Mariana Zigstroi, and appealing to justice from the pages of Swedish publications, said in his heart: "To call Sweden a state of law is a" joke to joke. " He also noted that the Swedish state, which in the past century has overtaken the responsibilities of the family, is no longer able to carry out these functions today. Because of the lack of money, not only the care centers are closed, but also schools and kindergartens. "And when the state model does not function, it is necessary to rethink family values willy-nilly: it is known that the mother rushed under the train for the sake of saving her child. But until now no social commission has done this. "
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