Sunday, 1 November 2015
STOP THE LUNACY
In response to a post on previous blog:
I am afraid you are deluding yourself if you think the McCanns haven't harmed their remaining children 10:54. With all the lying that goes on, can you imagine how dysfunctional their home must be? Apart from terrifying the poor little mites with a story about a monster stealing Madeleine from her bed, the parents have dedicated the last 8+ years to 'getting her back'. They are growing up in the shadow of their 'lost' big sister. From their perspective, it may be that they see their parents and family as caring more about Madeleine than them. When they are adults looking back, that is undoubtedly what they will see.
The parents proudly boast that Madeleine is 'everywhere' within their home, her bedroom has become a shrine filled with a growing stack of presents that can never be opened, they talk about Madeleine every day, they celebrate her birthday with cake. Whilst our jaws drop at the macabre and tragic 'time stood still world' of Charles Dickens' Miss Haversham, in the twilight world of McCann, it is to be applauded.
I feel desperately sorry for those kids. Their names have been used shamelessly by their parents to tug on the heart (and purse) strings of their gullible donors. They always mention them by name in their TV interviews. Offered the chance of having their civil proceedings in Lisbon held in camera, the McCanns chose maximum publicity. The kids were then subjected to lurid UK tabloid headlines shrieking that crazy 'hater' people were trying to kidnap them and that their parents were in constant danger of being attacked. Things no 9 year old should have to read on newspaper billboards on their way to school. That the parents themselves are the authors of these headlines is just plain wicked.
Whilst megalomaniac Gerry might believe he can have every negative comment about himself and his wife erased from the internet to protect his kids, the reality is quite different. He is not special (well he is, but not in the way he thinks), we all want to protect our children, and what a great world this would be if we could all do exactly what we liked without anyone saying anything horrid about us. However, even Henry VIII with a chopping block and a team of executioners couldn't force people to say nice things about him. And, speaking for myself, even if you put me on rack and make me 2ft taller, I will still not believe Gerry and Kate are telling the truth.
I'm afraid I cannot imagine a more dysfunctional environment for kids to grow up in than that Rothley household. It actually makes me feel sick to the stomach, and I am someone who spent 5 years of my childhood being emotionally and physically abused in a convent - I have a good idea what it feels like to live in constant fear as a child. When you are sent to your room, and you don't know what is going on, you fear the worst.
What astounds me and chips away at my faith in human nature still further, is the abandonment of those kids by all the other adults around them, the grandparents, aunts and uncles especially. Not one of them has the guts or decency, to tell Gerry and Kate to 'stop the lunacy'. And what of the professionals? no decent psychiatrist or professional with morals and common sense would tell the parents of a missing child to create a shrine and spend the rest of their lives looking for her. As for raising their surviving kids to take over from them, when they are gone, WTF? How about asking the kids what they want to be? what they want to do?
When someone suffers a bereavement at some point, someone, usually a close family member or friend, will have that 'time to move on' talk with them. Most of us are lucky enough to have that 'someone', or we ourselves reach that stage in our time and in our ways. In the old days, we also had Marjory Proops. We have to move on, or we would be incapacitated forever more.
The parents of Madeleine emphasise that she was special. Unfortunately, she has become 'special' forever more. Every parent knows (or should know) that you must treat all of your children equally, they are all special. For the McCann kids, Madeleine is special in a way they can never compete with. She is the driving force of her parents' lives. Nothing they ever do will top Madeleine's iconic status. They can't even sort things out the way other small siblings do, with the odd sly pinch or full scale punch up.
'We are never giving up' should send a chill down the spines of everyone who has responsibility towards those children. Someone needs to tell Gerry and Kate that what they are doing is very wrong. It is not healthy for themselves and it is off the scale freaky for their kids.
All those supporting Gerry and Kate to carry on with this misguided quest should hang their heads in shame. People are being hurt. What they have done and what they are doing is evil, and because it is based on evil, it is harmful to everyone and everything it touches. How can it not be?