Progress in Swedish

Sweden is facing a crisis of the family. This is the result of years of government policies of the Social Democratic Party, whose aim was to gain complete control over society.

Secured society dying alone

Sweden is known for its superkontsernami ("Volvo", "Erickson", "Ikea", "Saab") and large-scale social programs to support the vulnerable sections of society. The share of gross domestic product expended, for example, the social security of elderly people — the highest in the world. There is free health care. On health care takes about 80% of income taxes.

But there is another statistic. In the Swedish capital of Stockholm, 90% of the dead are cremated, 45% of families do not take away boxes. In the vast majority of funerals are "without ceremony." Crematorium workers do not know exactly whose remains are burned, for in the ballot boxes — only an identification number. For economic reasons, the energy resulting from burned urns optionally include heating own home or in a heating system of the city.

Lack of funerals — this is only part of the overall trends and cutting off any sense of emotional ties in many Swedish families. Editor Swedish publication Nyliberalen Henry Bake, explaining the reasons for the phenomenon, said: "The family became the target of attacks socialists, since by nature an organization stands alternative to state institutions of guardianship. Family is designed to protect people. When he has a problem, for example the lack of money or health, a person can always seek help from relatives. The Swedish government is committed for decades to break these family relationships and communications — helping each person directly, thus making it dependent on myself. "

The right course

It's hard to believe, but even before the beginning of the thirties of the last century, Sweden was a miserable agricultural country whose nationals emigrated en masse in search of a better life. Sweden has managed to get rich during the Second World War due to its cautious policy of "double standards". Despite the formal neutrality, it provided loans to Nazi Germany, has supplied their own weapons and is the largest supplier of iron ore to the needs of the German war industry. Under the leadership of social democracy in the 1940s and 50s had been a number of reforms that together laid the foundations of the Swedish welfare state. The long period of hegemony of the Social Democrats broke the economic crisis of the early 70's, and 1976 cabinet changes have become more frequent.

Today in opposition Social Democrats gained a new leader — 55-year-old Stephen Leuven, head of Metal Workers' Union, worked as a welder. Interestingly, in Sweden, famous for high levels of education and its availability (funding of universities by 80% will be made from the state budget), Stefan Leuven became the fourth leader of the party with no higher education. Göran Persson was even the prime minister (1996-2006). Apparently, in Sweden do not attach much importance educational level politicians (according to studies, it is the lowest in Europe). It is normal that the Minister of Agriculture — a farmer, and the Minister of Health — Dr. The government (and this is enshrined in the Constitution) only determines the direction and run the country the central government offices.

To do this it is becoming more difficult. Influenced by global economic crisis and its own problems. Sweden is aging. The average life expectancy of 78.6 years for men and 83.2 years for women. The share of the population aged 80 years and older has reached its highest level among the EU Member States — 5.3%. Of the 9.3 million 18% of Sweden's population — over 65 years. According to forecasts, by 2030 their share will increase to 23%.

"If we want to in the future, our pension was equivalent to this, we have to work longer — said Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at a forum on the problems of the Nordic countries, held February 9, 2012 in Stockholm. — Given the decline in the birth rate, retire to leave at the age of 75 years, otherwise we will repeat the scenario of Greece. "

Plastic parents

In Sweden, one in four children has roots outside (the data of the Official Bulletin ( Most often come from Iraq or the former Yugoslavia. Already a whole generation of Swedes. So here are accustomed variety of ethnicity and race.

Of the children born in Sweden — 60% extramarital. 20% had one parent. Young people do not rush out relations — "lapped" in a civil union, called sambo — when couples living together, and serbo — when living separately. The number of registrants annually 38 thousand institutionalized relations — 31 thousand divorces. On average, behind each of the couple's three marriages, which means that a child has a huge number of relatives and a few parents. They were called "plastic parents." The government even funded studies to prove the positive impact of this type of relationship to the child: going after another divorce from one parent to another, children gain experience and the experience of social relations, which is useful to them in adult life.

Since the appeal "stepmother" or "stepfather" associated with not very pleasant associations (here, too, knows the story of Cinderella), the Swedes decided to use substitute the definition of "parent one" and "parent two." It is also established for reasons of gender equality. Breaking stereotypes about male and female roles in society is the primary objective of the national program of pre-school education. Methods for the rest of the world sometimes seem too radical. Thus, the sensation became a kindergarten was opened in 2010 in the Södermalm district of Stockholm. Agency staff was replaced in an address to the children, "he" and "she", Swedish, respectively, «han» and «hon», on asexual word «hen», which is not in the classical language, but there is in common usage among homosexuals. Unlearning 'gender stereotypes', instead of the usual fairy tales to children read books in which, for example, two-male giraffe is very worried that they can not have children until they found abandoned crocodile egg.

Swedish family

According to the Swedish Association for Sexual Equality (RFSL), in Sweden, more than 40 million children have parents (or one parent) — gay men. When, in 1995, the country was legalized gay marriage, the parliament approved it will be a purely civil marriage, and they will not be sanctified by the church. However, homosexuals, too, would like to have that opportunity. Made the first concession: they bless, but without witnesses, and denied in prayer. But gay men want to complete the ceremony and all, "Mendelsohn". In 1998, Sweden passed a pan-European gay parade. The sensation was also the exhibition of the photographer Elizabeth Olson, to represent Christ and his apostles homosexuals. The exhibition was very popular, of course, particularly among gay men. One of the places where it was held, was the chair of the Lutheran church.

But the real battle broke out in 2003-2004 after the speech Pastor Ake Green, who in his sermon condemning homosexuality, calling them sinners. He quoted parts of Scripture, arguing that the Bible accurately defines homosexuality as a sin. To that of the other camp replied: "The Bible is not descended to us from heaven, is not in itself a sign of God does not answer all our questions. The issues that were relevant at the time of writing the Bible — not our questions. " For "contempt of sexual minority" pastor was convicted by the Court of First Instance for a month of detention. The court of second instance court acquitted him. In 2005, the case reached the Supreme Court, which found the pastor guilty. This provoked protest gay, with their side against the pastor continue to sound threatening.

Homosexual families to become more — foresee the organization RFSL. This is facilitated by the adoption of the Swedish parliament the law on artificial insemination lesbian couples. By law, lesbian women have a right to in vitro fertilization by the state.

Interestingly, the report also informs RFSL: every third case of violence in Sweden is in a lesbian family. And although there is much to apply to this 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 both men's marriages.

"There is a huge change requires a change of mentality and traditions. The traditional form of the family does not correspond to the realities of today. We need new family relationships — from interviews activist youth branch of the Swedish Green Party Elina Aberg Polish edition Wprost. — In our party we say, for example, polygamous relationships as socially acceptable. " The phenomenon is not new for Sweden. In the wake of the sexual revolution of the last century, there has been the experience of living of young people in general communes, which in Swedish called "collectives."

The Untouchables

Swedish State took over on itself almost complete control over the education of children. High taxes make it impossible to support a family on one salary, and therefore, as a rule, both parents work and the child during the day is in school or other institutions of social care.

Swedish government set up a special ombudsman to protect the rights and interests of children. There are a number of organizations: BRIS («Children's Rights in Society") — telephone and e-duty line for children and adolescents; Friends («Friends") — help if bullied peers, etc.

Since 1979, here there is an absolute ban on corporal punishment of children. Parents can not give the child away with a clip, pull the ear or raise it voice. For beating the child faces 10 years in prison. Since 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 of interest between the child and the parent's interest in the state takes the side of the child.

Received broad publicity story of a teenage girl who accused her stepfather of beating and sexual harassment. 12 Letnyany Agnetha just got mad at him for what he has lulled kittens, and she wanted them to leave. She called the police, instructing her younger sister three years, what to say. On the testimony of his stepfather was arrested and convicted. The mother, who did not believe her daughter was denied the right to parental care. Agnetha transferred to a foster family. Three months later, she realized that was wrong, tried to return his application and release stepfather. But the legal machine has revolved. In addition, no one took seriously regret the girls, because the victims of incest often reject their testimony. So much so, that the "victim" began to write in every possible instance, the Attorney General in particular, where a detailed description of the history that the stepfather is innocent, that she made it up, explain why. But the prosecutor also did not intervene.

In the right to education of children denied not only to parents but also teachers. Through eighth grade students are not put estimates underachieving leave in the second year, and, of course, no one is kicked out of school. Pupils tell the teacher "you", and they are not required to respond to teachers' greeting. Teachers complain that the hard work in the classroom because of the chaos, noise and aggression in the classroom.

The dictatorship of the Social

The Swedish legislation does not have the concept of parental authority in the household and in the legal sense. No category of "parental rights", there is a "legal custody and responsibility for the child", which by law are equally parents and the state. But the government believes that it can better take care of and nurture, and therefore interferes with the educational process of the family. The main facility of its kind, the Central Board of Health and Social Welfare, which in Sweden is called "social". Every year, parents take an average of 12 thousand children. Do it with good intentions. The excuse could be "an error in education", "mental immaturity of parents" and even "overprotection."

So, Mariana Zigstroem been deprived of parental rights, because "too took care" of his epileptic son Daniel. The boy passed from family to family, his condition worsened. Daniel wrote to the mother about 40 letters asking for help, she appealed to the various social and governmental organizations, but to no avail. The son died because of the attack the next guardian did not know how to help him. Mariana Zigstroem brought charges to the state. Lost in all instances. Moreover, the government made it mandatory for a woman to reimburse legal costs of $ 1.5 million kroons.

On this occasion, the famous Scandinavian writer and journalist Maciej Zaremba, of Polish origin, pierced with a history of Mariana Zigstroem and unsuccessfully calls for justice from the pages of the Swedish media, said in their hearts: "To call Sweden state law — a" grim joke. " He also noted that the Swedish state, in the last century peretyanuvshee the responsibilities of the family, it is now unable to perform those functions. Closed due to lack of money, not only care centers, but also schools and kindergartens. "And when the state model does not work, we have perforce to rethink family values: it is known that a mother for the sake of her child throws herself under a train. But still did not do any social committee. "


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