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Bully is not invited to party

An 8-year-old kid didn’t want to invite boy in his class who is bullying him at school to his birthday party. Completely normal procedure, right?

Wrong! In Sweden we don’t like unjust treatment, so the teacher in the 8-year-old’s class confiscated all the invites. In socialist Sweden you can’t choose who you want to invite to your private birthday party. Either you invite everybody, even the kid who torments you at school, or you can’t invite anyone (seriously, I am not making this shit up, the school actually has the rule that you have to invite everybody, or nobody)

What’s gives this whole incident an even crazier twist is that a politician at the supposedly “libertarian” party Folkpartiet is not giving his support to the individuals right to choose but is supporting the school in their decision because he doesn’t believe that children should choose who they want to invite to their parties. It might be insulting and people not invited might feel violated (Kränkt – pronounce ‘craenked’. This is a word you will read about plenty of more times in this blog.)

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  1. mhm
    June 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Hah, you are really stupid. The article says that if you hand out invitations on school area you must invite all in your class or none. On your free time you can invite who you want, completely understandable. How do you know that the father is telling the truth? Do you think it’s fair to hand out invitations during class when you hand them out to everyone but two? Yea, you sure are a crazy swede.

  2. Sven-Inga
    June 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Oh I am soooo sorry. Just because school rules says that it has to be that way we have to accept it and not even try to comment it. You are so right, we have to obey all rules without hesitation! God bless the Swedes and their communist thinking.

  3. mhm
    June 27, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    You mean that it’s communist thinking to obey all rules? Haha, oh my god, good one! So okey I understand you now, you don’t think we should follow the law and the rules. I gues your an anarkist then, do you really think the people in this society have the right morals for anarkism? Just look at the article and you have the proof. Go and protest against the porn industry or something, you anarkist.

  4. Sven-Inga
    June 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    You, my friend, have just been böglyfted!

  5. mhm
    June 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    nice one, got me there..

  6. eric
    June 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Wow mhm, you sure are stupid. You would be perfect in a society where people have no right to protest about anything, and where they have no goals in life or society. I think you would enjoy living in something like North Korea. Idiot! :>
    A society where no one protests about anything is a society where these kind of rules would apply to all schools in the country.

    I’m happy to say it doesn’t apply to my old school, and I hope it never will. My children will NEVER have to invite a bully, and if the teacher says otherwise to them – they will definitely regret saying it. I hope you won’t have any children, as you would apparently force them to invite their bullies, because you follow ALL the rules, no matter how stupid they are or how they affect the ones close to you.

    ALL I have talked to, except you, thinks this is bullshit. OF COURSE you have the right to choose your friends, but that’s apparently something you don’t agree to. This rule have to change, and I for one will ask what the political parties views are on this for the next election..

  7. mhm
    June 29, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    are you fucking stupid?! have you missed the whole point? what the fuck has this about protesting about? no one says you have to invite the bully if you know swedish the article say that the school only accept children to hand out invitations in the class room if everyone is invited. out side school you can invite or not invite how the hell you want. the question is what kinda lazy parents let the child hand out invitations to everyone that’s going to the party. if the parents had posted the invitations or handed the invitations outside school there wouldn’t be a problem in the first place.

    and what the fuck do you know about me protesting or anything? last saturday i was in the potest against FRA in malmö and i’m a frequent member in the football support scene so I know a thing or two about that. please read the article next time you choose to post

  8. Ed
    June 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    wow I didn’t know stuff like that happened in Sweden, all I read about is supposed libertarian bliss.

  9. nightabove
    June 30, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    It’s the concept behind the laws here in Sweden that are remarkable. I study socionomy (prgm for the future social workers) because part of the reason I study it is because I like the idea of working with people and helping the ones in need. Even I get unbelievably frusterated sometimes with the Swedish way of thinking though! (could help that I’m part Indian 😉 ) Example: I’ve practically completely stopped studying because there’s such a minimal chance of me failing anything. Why? Because everything has to be completely fair. NO one should have to struggle for that passing grade. And to make it worse? No one can get anythign better than a passing grade. What’s the consequence of this? That a person barely studying or giving a crap gets the same grade as the girl is class who studies with a passion. Sound fair?

    …Only in Sweden. 😛

  10. June 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    “Wrong! In Sweden we don’t like unjust treatment, so the teacher in the 8-year-old’s class confiscated all the invites. In socialist Sweden you can’t choose who you want to invite to your private birthday party.”

    My wife is a school teacher and I can tell you that our schools do the same thing. If you want to control who gets invited to your party you have to hand them out/send them out outside of school. Gosh, I only got invited to one birthday party in elementary school (out of many) and it didn’t take a toll on my young psyche. Don’t kids realize not everyone is going to like them? It is an important lesson they should learn.

  11. nightabove
    June 30, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    …Feel I should (in respone to Ed) say that Sweden is otherwise I very good country to live in. 😉

  12. nomadictrader
    June 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    why not give the invites to everyone, but then not allow the bully to attend??

  13. w
    July 28, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, I just have to comment and say that I agree with mhm.
    Swedish schools try very hard to keep bullying out of the classrooms. Debates on the subject are always going on.

    In this case it seems to come down to a “tit-for-tat” situation. Even if the kid was bullied that does not mean that his parents should allow him to bully back in that manner. It is a form of public humiliation which should never be encouraged, least of all by schoolteachers, which it would be if the teacher had not stopped it.
    Kids in swedish schools learn from an early age (at their school, in the classroom) what is accepted behavior and what is not. This does not mean that they always do as they have been taught, only that they should be able to understand why a thing like that cannot be allowed. And the parents should have the common sense to know it too!
    It may seem like a dramatic gesture to revoke all of the invites, but still, considering the possible consequences of the teacher allowing such a thing to happen when so much work is put on the opposite.
    I really don’t understand adults (parents!) who do not get how important it is to set a good exammple for the kids!

    Sorry if I went on a little too long, but I think it’s just so important for everybody to understand that bullying is never acceptable, even if you are trying to get back at someone who bullied you. (And it has nothing to do with socialism!)

  14. w
    July 28, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Edit: The fact that the story made it to the news is on the other hand a little typical…
    “OMG! Thay had the audacity to tell her child what not to do at school!” – typical Svensson reaction

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