Many thanks 22:07, I don't bother very much with CMoMM these days, whilst it makes a good study of psychopathy, it's stuck in an endless cycle of rehash and there is rarely anything of interest.
I had a look at that thread and the letter sent by 'Jill' (Bennett) - obviously everything signed off by him goes straight in the shredder, lol. OMG, my sympathy lies with the recipient, imagine having to read that pile of old bunkum? I'd rather have my toenails extracted one by one, or go waterboarding in Guantanamo Bay!
Who the fffff... do they think they are? Its like a crowd of drunks having an extended game of Cluedo then presenting themselves at the local police station, saying we've solved it! It was the butler in the pantry with the dagger, hic. The lack of signatures to their petitions shows they are not representative of the public. And what is it they want? I'm afraid this is where we get into pitchfork territory. Given the hostile and aggressive manner of the CMoMM forum, it is clear that several of them are taking this matter far too personally.
Because this case involves a small child, it is emotive and attracted extremists and vigilantes. Some people feel so passionately about child protection that reason and logic flies out the window. We are programmed to protect our young, it is not a bad thing, but some unscrupulous people will go out of their way to harvest that anger and need for retribution. That is, they will use it to stir up an angry mob. In the case of Madeleine, that manipulation of public opinion is prevalent in both camps.
There comes a point where we all have to ask ourselves why we are still here? As a manic depressive with OCD, my own 'addiction' was a way in which to blot out the real world. My need to solve the puzzle that was Madeleine's disappearance, was as strong as my need to get to the final page of an Agatha Christie novel. I have to say I reached the 'beyond reasonable doubt' stage many moons ago, but like everyone else, that final 'how they did it' part remains elusive.
I think like many of the antis, that there is something integrally wrong in our society when a little girl can go missing without explanation. We are civilised people who defend the vulnerable from the wicked, it makes us human. Had the McCanns been honest at the beginning, the world would have been gentle with them. Accidents and even crimes of passion, happen - the McCanns claim Kate was offered a 'serve 2 years' deal, a compassionate option if true.
However, it is all the crimes committed since that irk the most. The way in which they paraded themselves as victims and used the loss of their daughter to amass a large personal fortune. None of the public's very generous donations have been used to assist anyone outside of the 'family', in fact, it would seem, the bulk of the fund has been used to protect the reputation of the parents. And worse, much has been used to destroy the name, reputation, family and life of the detective who was simply doing his job, looking for Madeleine. They continue with their sheer bloody minded agenda to destroy Goncalo Amaral, as it appears they have now lodged another Appeal.
For myself, and I'm sure with many others, this case has opened our eyes to a whole new world. Six months into reading everything I could find on this case, I began to see what a phoney society we are living in. It was a revelation moment. Not too dissimilar to when I entered higher education in my late 30's and discovered religion was bollox, movies send out hidden messages and our society is ruled by newspaper barons. Who knew?
Despite all of that, I still believed that we had the greatest justice system in the world, the best police and the least corrupt politicians (60's
Unfortunately, for them, the internet has done away with borders and for all the UK tabloids publishing McCann propaganda, the real story from Portugal was getting through and spreading like wildfire. Ergo, for the last ten years we have been watching McCann and McCann .v. WorldWideWeb. I mean ffs, who employs lawyers to watch social media 24/7? How come two doctors don't have any friends or colleagues with the guts to use the words 'paranoia' and 'bottomless pit'?
Those who ask why we are still here, don't seem to understand that what has been seen cannot be unseen. We have watched in astonishment as undeserving people have been elevated and enriched by this tragedy. The parents especially who are still demanding £400k from the former detective and public recognition for their supposed good works. These parents have been fundraising since the moment their daughter disappeared. Whilst the locals and holidaymakers physically searched for their missing child, they were plotting on how to make Maddie's face go viral. 'Did you go out there and physically search?' 'well we wanted to, but we were really busy' says Kate. Wtf takes priority over searching for your missing child, grrrrr.
But I try to avoid getting personal, gawd knows, the McCanns and their wider family have enough to worry about, but hearing that they are continuing with their libel actions against Goncalo Amaral, sticks in my craw. I cannot understand how those police officers working on Operation Grange can stay silent whilst another detective, just like them, is being persecuted by this manipulative couple. I do of course appreciate the police have a duty to protect everyone, including the McCanns, it's their failure to stop and prevent crime. The Fund continues, gullible people are still being fleeced (every penny will go on the search) and the financial claims against Goncalo Amaral are immoral, if not illegal. Not to mention of course, the ruthless way in which they demanded that an example be made of an innocent member of the public and the deed was done. That should scare all of us.
Anyhow, returning the multi paged diatribe of Jill Havern (Tone the Bore), I seriously hope the government department tasked with reading the tripe (poor sods) have a loons and nutters post bin marked 'read later - if ever'. With Tony Bennett a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. He has managed to hone his targets down to civil servants who are, by the law of this land, obliged to read his lengthy epistles. We can only hope the suicide rate among that particular demographic doesn't rise dramatically. If I were them, I'd choose head in the gas oven every time.
The only one who doesn't realise Bennett is talking complete twaddle is Bennett and maybe Richard Hall and a small assortment of (harmless, we hope), right wing psychopaths and loons. Given the volume of correspondence from Tone the Bore, I would imagine the recipients give them little regard. I noticed on that thread, that another poster had received a more detailed reply than 'Jill', which I found a tad amusing.
Bennett is drawn to this case because he believes some sort of deviant sex is involved. In his loony creationist head, he believes he is surrounded by sinners enjoying a lot more carnal knowledge than himself. He is fire and brimstone, a preacher without a pulpit or an audience. He deprives himself of television and popular culture, and he wants it banned for everyone else.
Who can calculate the amount of damage he has done to the official search for Madeleine. I have no doubt his antics alone built the wall around this case. The constant bragging that he has a huge audience of angry justice seekers is effectively a nasty threat. The authorities have no option but to increase the McCanns' protection. The McCanns have struggled to provide evidence that they have been targeted or threatened as a result of the Goncalo Amaral's book, all they had was Bennett's Madeleine's Foundation.
The truth is, the majority of people who do not believe the McCanns have not made retribution against the McCanns, their life's work. That would be creepy. They want to see justice for Madeleine, by they want to see it via the democratically agreed justice procedures. Many, myself included, have a real distaste for vigilantism, it seems to attract all the wrong kind of people.