Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Madeleine McCann: A Global Obsession Review

Madeleine McCann: A Global Obsession | Channel 5

First impressions.

Thank goodness I don't have television.

The whole program, the opinions and the drivel gushing from the talking heads, was assumptive.

And the basis for that assumption? I shall let Dr Martin Roberts give us the answer.

For seven years past a watching international community has been witness to a growing clamour of borrowed knowledge regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, hearsay tearing repeatedly through the fabric of reason like a succession of tornados in America’s mid-west, and bringing us more recently to the most ludicrous of situations; one in which a UK police force is given a seemingly limitless budget, so as to review and pursue a case over which it has no legal jurisdiction, and in deliberate disavowal of the evidence collated by the original investigators. In an admitted collaboration with the UK government, they are acting ‘as if the abduction happened in the UK’ without first, or indeed ever, establishing whether ‘abduction’ happened at all.
Madeleine McCann Was Not Abducted Part 1

without first, or indeed ever, establishing whether ‘abduction’ happened at all

Consequently, a greater part of the content can be dismissed as irrelevant, pertaining as it does, and based purely on said assumption.

What was relevant however, were the words of family friend, Jill Renwick (o3:3o) Who, logic dictates, must herself have contacted, GM TV Today, while it was still on air Thursday morning.. 

"They were just watching the hotel room and going back every half hour, and the shutters had been broken open and they had gone into the room and taken Madeleine."

Only the shutters had not been "broken open." But Jill Renwick was right on script

 Before we had even heard the name Madeleine McCann, the script had been written, distributed, and was being learned by rote, albeit to an embarrassing degree, by seemingly every member of the McCann's extended family. The source of which, and undeniable, Kate and Gerry McCann.
 Madeleine McCann Was Not Abducted Part 1

As for the rest of it. I didn't see the thing in quite the way as others appear to have done. Yes there were moments when the program makers might have included snippets that could be construed as offering some kind of balance. I personally view these things as the occasional crumb. Whether offered intentionally or not I wouldn't like to say. This photograph for instance, dubbed by some as "Duper's Delight" Something I wouldn't want to argue with. For it cannot be argued, that, among the ubiquitous sneers of Gerry McCann, we have often been witness to classic examples of duper's delight, none more so than here. The film stills of Gerry McCann's smirk can be accessed here.

I cannot help but ask, both myself, and those that recommended I watch this program, have we not become so inured to the appalling one sided coverage, by both the press and digital media these many years past, that we see those few crumbs, whether real or imaginary, as something far greater than what they are? Loaves in fact.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood An Open Letter

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood.

Sir, re your "review" of the McCann case.

You do realise of course, that a failure in duty, obvious or otherwise, to seek the truth in this matter, puts you, your career, and your retirement, solely at the pleasure and mercy of the Doctors McCann.

If this is indeed to be your career swansong, then might I suggest that it is sung with such clarity, as to be unquestionable.

Whereas I don't anticipate the Doctors McCann to be stood in the dock in the immediate future, it is the aspiration of far more people than just myself that this should come to pass. Such is the effect of injustice.

That effect being manifold I add, when we, the ordinary citizens of this country, perceive blatant injustice. And perceive it we do. How could we not?

History teaches us that the status quo is a fickle thing, subject to change due to all manner of influences, political will being just one I could mention. But that said, given what we have witnessed these seven years past, political will is currently the least likely of those influences.

Yet given the vast number of people now privy to the McCann's "secret", how confident can you be that said little secret, as dirty and foul as it is, will not one day rear its ugly head, exposing itself in all its shame, open to all in the public domain? Be that deliberately or accidentally, it matters not.

What will not change, however, will be the will of those ordinary citizens, who take exception to what they are witnessing. As we older ones fade away, others will take up the standard, others will carry on seeking justice for a little girl, seemingly lost in this heinous charade.

And how can I be so sure that these things will come to pass, and that this, if it is not justice, is forever?

To borrow a phrase:

They cannot stop us, for our struggle is greater than what they can comprehend.

Such is the feeling. Such is the affront we all experience on a daily basis.

With this in mind Sir, I ask you, take a moment or two to reflect on what your goals are in this bizarre and unprecedented . . . what, what can I call it, not investigation surely?

But whatever word I employ, if the outcome is not justice, or an attempt at justice on your part, there may yet come a day, a day when the Doctors McCann find themselves in a court of law, answering the multitude of questions that require answers under oath.

And should that day come to pass, it is not unimaginable, that you would find yourself in the witness box, as a civilian, answering questions as to your own role in this sordid affair.

Something you may wish to ponder.

Madeleine McCann Was Not Abducted