As often in life, one thing invariably leads to another and this is no exception. It was a comment left here that led to..., which in turn led to this previous post, which I have no problem re-upping, particularly in light of recent proposals by Jim Gamble of the CEOP.
No it's not a problem at all, because it's really a duty I owe. I owe duty to the original poster, "MiceanMen" both for content and concept of his short piece, which was by the way, never an article, but a comment on a board.
I owe duty to integrity, something that is totally lacking in Jim Gamble, something totally lacking his own little fiefdom, the CEOP, and equally bereft of integrity, his proposals for a review (rubber stamp) by his various and equally impoverished chums.
"As a society, we need to know how that occurred" We certainly do, but we must guard against, "our need to know" being presented to us in the form of a bucket of whitewash. Because make no mistake about it, that is just what any proposal by Gamble is, a proposed whitewashing of the McCanns. But how futile an exercise that would be, for no matter how many coats he lashes on the McCanns, the black will always come through.
Now who else do I owe a duty to? of course, silly me, it's to a little girl in a red dress. A little girl in a red dress who, save for a few, has no voice. How easy she is to forget amid the Gala Balls, the Fun Runs and the Non-Charity Bicycle Rides.
So easy to forget, perhaps the McCanns might issue a new aged progressed image of the dead girl. CEOP endorsed of course, it must be that, it wouldn't be legitimate otherwise; would it?
Originally posted under the header: Yet Nobody Says a Word
Yet Nobody Says a Word
I started to tuck this on the end of the post below, but that would have been unworthy of the thing, both of the sentiment as a whole, and of this line particularly.
As a society, we need to know how that occurred.
We certainly do, as individuals, and as a society.
Yet nobody says a word.
It doesn't matter what the parents think.
Nine adults tell us that a child disappeared, into thin air, whilst in their care.
As a society, we need to know how that occurred. In detail.
Audited detail, as opposed to unaudited.
That includes all of those who participated in the "system of vigilance", especially those who claim that the 3rd of May was the the very first time that they had "checked".
Their word is not enough.
As with any real Audit, checkable, verifiable, evidence is required, as PROOF.
h/t MiceAnMen, composer.
I just have to add a bit here.
The man's daughter goes missing under extremely dodgy circumstances, he, his wife and and his holiday companions lie about those circumstances from the very beginning.
His apartment, his wife, and his car stink of dead bodies, he will not go back to Portugal for a re-enactment because it will show the abduction and for what it is, a fabrication and a tissue of lies.
Add to that the obfuscation, the inconsistencies and all the doubts that have been voiced, add to that, behaviour so repugnant, so vile and so unacceptable that I shudder and cringe at its mention, add all that lot together, and what have you got?
But before we make the addition, pray pardon, for there are things other to be added to the column.
His daughter goes missing, and what does the father do? he trademarks his daughter, he trademarks his daughter and turns her into a shop.
And please I beg, allow yourself a minute or two to take in the true reality of this act, never seen before in all the annals of history and unlikely to ever be witnessed again.
And what is the sum total of all this?
Well it's this, it is a country that chooses to ignore such obvious details, details equally noxious and unacceptable as they are obvious.
It is a country that by comparison would make the likes of Las Vegas, seem cultured, dignified and tasteful.
It is a country where the unacceptable has become the acceptable, a country in which the suspect hides behind a man, a man who's job description is but a euphemism for liar. A liar I might add, provided by the Government.
A country in which the Media have found a new level, moving from gutter to sewer in their fawning rush to whitewash the guilty, in a manner I might add, so distasteful that I am shamed.
The same Media that by compare would make Pravda seem like a shinning beacon of truth and light on the darkest of nights.
A Media who's crass display of xenophobia towards Portugal and all things Portuguese, would again by compare, make Das Reich read like The Socialist.
The column adds up to many things, but far from least, it adds up to a country that has allowed this man to become a Celebrity, nae, not just allowed, but actively aided and abetted him.
And nobody says a word, and I despair.
The subject matter caused me to have a look through the archives. Whereas we can find whitewash marketed under quite a few different brands, I'm sure that these are but a few of the many available.
You might want to give them a try yourselves, but I must warn you, they are all a bit thin.