A few days ago Sweden’s hard-core investigative journalist Janne Josefsson did a report on TV about the Louise case. This is the heart-breaking story of a girl who, when she was 10, was thrown out by her mother and forced to move in with her father, who she had almost never seen.
Figure 1: Louise
The father was a junkie and a head-case and Lousie’s life soon became hell. She was sexually abused by her father for five years, and forced to live in squalor, including many weeks in a car during a cold Swedish winter. On many occasions she had to inject her father’s drugs for him as his hands were ruined by rheumatism.
Now all of this is sad enough, but what really makes the story tragic is that, from quite early on, the social services knew about what was happening, and they did nothing. The father was known to them as violent and fucked up; the girl’s school reported her dismal situation several times, as did neighbours and police. But the social services did not do a single fucking thing. Five years she lived in misery, getting raped by this sad, fucked-up bastard, until she finally escaped. And only then did the social services do something and put her in foster care.
Now on the TV report, Mr. Josefsson confronted the dickheads at the Vetlanda social services office with damning evidence – including their own documents – that showed they know perfectly well all the time what was happening but did not intervene. They sat there on TV and lied (badly) and tried to cover their asses but did NOT apologise.
What really happened is that the social people were scared of the father, and it was too much trouble for them to do anything. So, in a nutshell, they are lazy lying cowards, and allowed this child to live in hell while they were drawing their fat fucking wages, pissing off on trips at the tax-payers expense and carving up cakes every Friday instead of doing their jobs and saving children from misery.
After the TV report, the country exploded. The social office at Vetlanda was flooded by furious mails and phone calls from angry people (like me). In fact, they put up an auto-reply on the mail server and gave a “special number” to call, effectively turning the phones off. And the whole country is now fuming and baying for blood. And still the wankers at Vetlanda won’t really apologise – all they can come up with is “We maybe didn’t do our jobs as well as we could” when in fact what the country wants to hear is “We are lazy pathetic cunts, don’t deserve to hold out positions any more and should instead have broom handles shoved up our arses.”
Now many ordinary people around Louise also knew what was going on, and they, by doing nothing, are just as much to blame as those fucks in the social office. In fact they made the very same mistake – looking away, assuming that somebody else would fix everything. This is a very common reaction in Sweden – everything is always somebody else’s job, somebody else’s responsibility – and it makes it difficult to stomach a lot of what happens in this strange country.
So now the nation rages and bays for blood, and I hope they get it. Of course, what will actually happen is that the guys in charge will leave their jobs, take a fat wad of cash and a state pension and piss off to Mallorca. But, so we don’t forget, here they are, the lazy dicks who allowed a child to suffer a life of hell:
Figure 2: The 3 little pigs