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Sould Denmark make an apology – Part 1

In politics on February 19, 2020 at 17:37

August 13, 2019 became a historical day in Denmark.

At that very day the prime minister for Denmark made an official apology to the former victims of a group home named Godhavn.

Godhavn was the place where you sent the orphans or just children, parents were believed not to have under control.

What took place after a child entered the gates of the group home, none seemed to care about until the early 1970’s.

Even when the laws in Denmark made visits and supervision mandatory, none bothered to care about doing their job.

As result the boys suffered. Victim of corporal punishment and many other forms of child abuse.

When the state finally started to care, the management and staff responsible for the abuse were peacefully allowed to retire without futher consequences.

The state broke its own laws.

For that the Danish prime minister apologized.

It was long time overdue.


Historical Youtube videos – terrible

In culture on November 15, 2014 at 18:24

These photos of corporal punishment cannot be excused. It is child abuse. Why they were prevented from closing the school I don’t understand why the adults who executed the corporal punishment were not confined, charged and sentenced. You cannot inflict such wounds on children and claim that it is only discipline. It is child abuse.

It looks like Burma but it was the United States. In a land with a history of slaves these photos look like punished slaves. Also the entire mention of “Nigger Run” as I have observed among those unfortunate soules who went there makes it sound like an abusive environment.

My stomach turned on me as I saw the punished teenagers and the wounds they got from the corporal punishment.

Did the employees then leave the business when the school closed down 10 years ago? No they just got hired by other places. Why are they not tracked and treated like the child molesters they were? They need to be kept at distance from minors.

Not that extra ordinary

In culture on December 8, 2013 at 19:16

I saw a blog about a now-closed boarding school for at-risk teenagers. They called it a Christian boarding school where the girls was raised in the name of God.

I don’t know what kind of God they were talking about. Violence and to some extend rape is not something I think can be mentioned in relationship with a proper job rasing teenagers.

How parents were able to fall for such a scam is not to be believe.

What worse is that such stories are not that extra ordinary.

Questions abound as more horror stories emerge from New Bethany Home for Girls and Boys in Arcadia and Longstreet (Louisiana Voice)

Danish Exchange student forced not to testify of abusive corporal punishment

In culture on September 16, 2013 at 06:27

A Danish exchange student was placed in a family in Colorado. Within a few days she was a nerve-wreck and had to be helped to another family by the local police.

She had been witness to abusive corporal punishment used against the children in the host family. So severe that the local police found it right so remove her from the family at once. Why was she shocked? Because it has been forbidden to use corporal punishment against children in Denmark for more than 10 years. No reason can justify it according to the Danish politicians. It is not about how to translate “Spare the rod” and all this God nonsense. I believe that a God who speaks of mercy and compassion in no way would allow corporal punishment.

It was good that the local police helped her. However what the exchange student agency did was totally unacceptable. They forced the girl to sign a letter where she would be silent about her experiences.

Did they know what they were doing? First they interfere with a police investigation. Second they put the Danish exchange student into harm’s way. In the United States it is for unknown reasons a crime to lie to the police. In Denmark it is only a crime to lie in court. The Danish police are used to be faced with a lie and there is no reason to fill prisons with persons based just because they lie.

The Danish Exchange student could have faced a year in jail. Instead she did the only thing left as an option for her. She returned to Denmark.

Her parents sued the exchange student agency for DKK 50,000. They won and the authorities stated that the exchange student agency and their partner in the United States committed an error.

But what about the next time?

  • Is it safe to send your children abroad? This case proves that it is not.
  • Is there something to learn from a stay abroad. Academically there is nothting to learn according to the Danish Department of Education. Their high shools have no Friday bars, so there is no chance of a emotional and social growth in their schools, so credits are denied.

Parents. Be careful about allowing your child to study abroad. So much could go wrong and there is so little to gain.


Some parents have not the best interest of their children in mind

In culture on August 28, 2013 at 20:39

In Sweden they have boarding schools like in most countries. Some of the boarding schools are for the elite and to some extend financed by the taxpayers. Of course it happens that children from homes with lower status end up at the school and then the children from the upper class feel that they have to “parent” them.

And parenting they were. The older students branded the new students with hot irons. They raped the new students with broomsticks and they spanked the new students with leather straps. It has been widely known by a lot of people for decades but in a time with internet the dirty secret couldn’t be confined among the finer people. The media caught the information and the department of education in Sweden was forced to start an investigation into the boarding schools and found points of interest in all 3 boarding schools.

Lundsberg was however the worst and when students were branded with hot irons once again to a degree where one had to be taken to the hospital the department of education had enough. Lundsberg was closed. The students were sent home so they could attend public day schools. However a number of parents still want their children to be harassed into order so they have phoned the two other schools who had similar cases of abuse in the past.

I ask: What kind of parents are they. Is their career so important that they cannot move home and let their children attend a normal day school? I understand they cannot use a school abroad. Living in a country as Denmark with a superior education system, no school abroad could give an education which is useful for anything. I have children and it have brought me to a decision that I – despite several offers of jobs abroad – will remain in Denmark until my children are finished with the education system.

Having children is a gift. I want to spend as much time that I can with them before they leave for their adult life. Then job and career must be second priority. I am speechless thinking about these Swedish parents.

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