They’re not your kids.

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It’s not just these guys you and your kids have to watch out for anymore …

Today’s headline is of a Canadian mom who was investigated by child protection services for letting her kids play alone in the backyard while she was home. A few things stick out for me here.

  1. Someone made a complaint about her children playing in their yard. We often look back at grand dramas like World War II and shake our heads at stories of collaborators and people being betrayed for acts such as hiding Jews. But the truth is that those people are always with us and that it only needs a tiny little bit of tyranny for them to crawl out of the primordial slime.
  2. When the social workers showed up they went through the house to inspect the premises. As the mother said,

“[The worker was] asking me about if we’ve ever dealt with CFS before, what my childhood was like, how I punish my children,” she said. “She had to look to see where my kid slept. She had to see if we had enough food in the house.”

 

Notice the use by the mother of the verb ‘had to’. I have no doubt that the social worker would have used some tact and guile to inspect the property. “I’m sorry, ma’am, but I have to have a look at the children’s bedrooms. If we can do it now it just saves all the bother of a court order and the hassle and trauma that that would bring”. Or something to that effect.

It seems in Canada that child protection services can enter your home and demand to inspect the kitchen cupboards. And what if there wasn’t enough food in the house? Perhaps it was shopping day and she was due to go to the supermarket that afternoon. What would happen then? Do you remember that tiny little bit of tyranny that I was talking about? Well, this is it. We’re there, and this sort of thing is not unique to Canada. Last quote now:

She said that because a file has been created, she’s worried any future complaints could jeopardize the custody of her children.

 

I can think of other organizations in history that made people fearful of a file with their name on it. The Stasi, the Gestapo, the NKVD, the list goes on. But she isn’t just fearful of a file. She’s fearful for the custody of her very own children. And all because they played together out in the back yard.

How about this example of a family in Norway who had their five children seized by the State for the crime of bringing them up in a Christian environment? The youngest child taken was three months old. They were given to two different foster homes and social services had this to say to the parents:

One of the officials reportedy said to Ruth, “The kids don’t even miss you. What kind of parents are you?” Marius and Ruth were later informed by the government that they were guilty of “Christian radicalism and indoctrination.”

Your children are no longer your own. And even if you manage to physically keep hold of them the State will indoctrinate them in school with programs such as this.

Back to the mother at the beginning of this piece. Do you know what the other mothers in her neighborhood would now be thinking after hearing of this event? They are thinking that they had better make sure that their children are never unattended or they might be taken by the State, and they are feeling thankful that it didn’t happen to them. All natural human responses and all symptomatic of living in fear under a tyranny.

2 thoughts on “They’re not your kids.

  1. Peewhit

    Adam, have you noticed how often the headline is children taken from Muslim family, or bikie proved an inadequate parent. Our social workers are not suicidal. They pick on single mums and turn the other cheek Christians. Most social workers are women with an acute sense of self preservation.

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