You know, sometimes it gets tiresome being right so often. First of all, it’s exhausting to constantly have to deal with ankle biters every time you speak up and say something the slightest bit controversial, akin to what (I imagine) a bear must feel when attacked by a pack of rabid dachsunds. Secondly, the more often you’re right, the greater the chance that you’ll develop a blind spot and miss something important, which worries me far more than most people would ever guess.
Epistemological concerns aside, there’s now tangible proof that the Bodnariu family were not just being hounded by fanatic atheists in the Norwegian child protective services agency that decided to be whimsically cruel to the Bodnariu family by taking away their five children for a short time.
The investigation by the Norwegian state prosecutor, independent of the investigation performed by the child protection agency (Barneveret), has concluded that Marius and Ruth Bodnariu could be charged for using violence against their five children.
And here’s the kicker:
Many accusations have been made against my client for using violence in raising her children,” said the mother’s lawyer, Ingrid Breistein. Breistein also stated that Ruth Bodnariu has partially admitted her guilt. “My client admitted to the police during her first interview that she gave her children light slaps with the palm of her hand.
The law in Norway is abundantly clear: you simply cannot use physical discipline when raising your kids – no exceptions. You can disagree about the merit of that law, but the law is black and white in Norway. And now the mother’s own lawyer has revealed that the mother admitted to a minimum of slapping her kids. And I’m quite sure that it was a bit more than that.
Instead of apologizing to their supporters who made the Norwegian government look like child-stealing devils or deciding to be responsible for their actions and face trial in Norway, here’s what the kid-slapping, Bible-thumping Bodnariu family decided to do.
Marius and Ruth Bodnariu, the family in Norway that had their children [briefly] taken away from them by Barnevernet [the child protection agency] have decided to move to Romania. This announcement came after the Norwegian police decided that they were going to pursue criminal charges against the two parents.
Good choice, Bodnariu family! Because in Romania you can beat your kids to a pulp and never face any criminal charges. Plus the winters in Romania are just about as cold and miserable as in Norway.