In response to 13:22 on 'Loony Website', I agree the Gasper statements are alarming, so too the evidence volunteered by the social worker Yvonne Martin, but they are not evidence that the tapas children were being abused. The PJ did not release ALL their files, many were held back, and there is a good chance those files contain the more err, sensitive investigations. Obviously investigations that were not pursued because they led nowhere.
I think the evidence of Yvonne Martin (the social worker) is important because it describes the strange behaviour of Kate McCann and David Payne on the morning of 4th May. And by strange behaviour, I mean the way Kate, Payne and the rest of the Tapas group closed ranks - that is they shunned the assistance of a British child protection expert on the ground when their need was greatest. With regard to Yvonne Martin's suspicions about David Payne, I tend to think these would have been checked out by both the police and social services.
The Jon Corner pictures were odd, but then so too is Jon Corner. Like the rest of the McCann mob, he spotted a business opportunity that was too good miss. The wannabe film maker and artiste, probably thought his work on the Madeleine case, would hurtle him into the big league. As for the make up pictures, little girls love dressing up! Friend of the family and artiste Jon, no doubt had his camera handy and played along with Madeleine's game.
I doubt very much paedophilia has got anything to do with this case, despite the huge efforts of so many, including the 'authorities' to convince the public that it has. People like Jim Gamble who have tried desperately to link Madeleine's disappearance to online predators. Always a ridiculous concept btw, because at the age of 3, Madeleine didn't use social media.
As for the parents and their friends, I cannot stress enough that these people were 'into each other' not kids! They spent as little time with their children as they could get away with. Small children have no filters! It is ludicrous to suggest that these kids were being sexually abused in the evening and then handed over to the care of others the following morning.
Those examining photographs with a magnifying glass searching for hints of abuse have lost the plot! They have certainly put reason, common sense and logical thinking to one side in order to prove their point. They are projecting figments of their own rather lurid imaginations. The majority of us do not think as they do, we don't see sexuality in small children and we don't assume a man with a camera is a pervert.
This case is bizarre, because both the Pro McCann supporters and way too many of the Anti McCanns are determined to push forward a 'lets hang all the paedophiles' agenda. From the 'Pro' side, one of the first claims made by the parents was that their daughter was taken by a gang of paedophiles. This was quickly latched onto by the press and various police agencies and charities, who coincidentally, also want to convince the public their children are in constant danger.
The McCanns of course, have been looking for a villain to blame for Madeleine's disappearance from day 1, Jim Gamble is always looking for reasons to seize people's computers, and police agencies and charities are always looking for cash to combat the alleged hidden danger of all these paedophiles lurking in bedsits and cyber cafes. Apparently enough children go missing each year to fill an inner city school. Who knew?
Many of the Antis do actually hate the McCanns. In the fullest sense of the word, along with all it's scary connotations. Not only do they want them burned at the stake, they want them (and everyone like them) to be humiliated and scorned. Not dissimilar to the feelings the McCanns and their supporters had for Brenda Leyland and still have for Goncalo Amaral. I doubt there is anything more humiliating or degrading than to be accused of sexually abusing children, therefore it is an inevitable accusation when accompanied by intense hatred. Chuck in these people hid the child's body and carried on with their holiday for 5 days, and the monstering is complete.
But I don't want to be too harsh, whilst the psychotic hatred is indeed psychotic, the hatred felt by many is understandable when compared to public feeling for convicted child murderers. Child murder arouses feelings of passion and anger in most of us, feelings that are beyond our control. Even as a committed pacifist and wuss, I know that I could not be in a room with Ian Huntley without wanting to physically attack him.
Some who have followed and studied this case struggle to get beyond the 'evil' that went on that night, that is the reality of whatever it was that happened to the poor little girl that made her disappear. For myself, it is an issue that I try not to think about too intensely, because I know that emotion can distort reasoning. I want to understand this case from a rational, academic, perspective, with my own personal feelings set aside.
I think what grated for many was the almost joyous way the parents behaved and indeed thrived, in the days and weeks following Madeleine's disappearance. Pleas for publicity and cash, rather than pleas for on the ground searchers. None of it was 'natural', but pointing that out became taboo. Who knows how parents of a missing child should act was the argument put forward by the defenders. The obvious answer was, well most of us would have pretty good idea and it would include personally digging up the surrounding area with our bare hands.
There is much about Gerry and Kate that puts people's backs up. Despite all the 'kids were perfectly safe' propaganda, most are still very uncomfortable with the McCanns form of child minding. Gerry's 'it would have been worse if ALL 3 were taken', was shocking as it was being used to defend his parenting skills. If all 3 had been killed in a fire, there would be no defence! Aggh, I'm going down a path I didn't want to. Reasons to dislike K&G, there are too many to list, but none worthy of sharpening up the pitchforks.
Quite obviously in this case, any hint from the police and authorities that Gerry and Kate were involved could set off a media frenzy and quite possibly, an ugly, public backlash from those who were taken in. And the backlash would not only involve the families, it would affect every politician, police chief, celebrity and expert who gave their full support to the parents.
There are many reasons I believe for allowing the case to hang in limbo. Time is probably the most effective way to allow an angry public to move on. If and when the case is ever solved, it will probably be announced in the left hand column, page 6 of a local newspaper. As I have said many times, police the world over, accept that there are occasions when they have to playing the waiting game.
The lack of a result in the McCann case is far from unusual, but the conspiraloons simply cannot accept this. They have done their own investigations and found the parents guilty. Their simple minds cannot understand why the police have not acted on the information they have supplied or thanked them publically for solving the case. Bennett believes he should be wearing ermine by now whilst publishers are in a bidding war for his book 'Homos and Paedos Everywhere'.
But of course, I'm not immune to the rather tacky, greedy character traits of the parents. Gerry and Kate are probably the least likeable people I can think of. As a grumpy old bird, I have zero tolerance for people who use their victim status to manipulate others. The McCanns have made it their life's work, in fact, at one time, they were the MSM's first point of call victims for any tragedy. Who suffered the most from the lawless press? 'Me, me, me' shout Gerry and Kate.
However, I think it is important for anyone interested in this case to look carefully at BOTH sides. I don't mean the abduction story, which is clearly bollox, I mean from a human perspective and the way in which it affects the families involved. We are not Judge and Jury, and we certainly shouldn't judge these people on the conspiraloon theories of Bennett, HideHo and Textusa. Theories based on limited access to almost 10 year police files. Kudos to the creativity, but in real investigations you can't just fill in the gaps with memories of News of the World headlines. And sexing up the disappearance of a child goes beyond crass and into the area of abhorrent.
Those who feel hatred to the intensity where they want their enemies boiled in oil, really do need to have a lie down with a mind improving book. And I include myself in this when I think of Ian Huntley. He couldn't control his madness, but I can control mine, that's what sets us apart. In the case of Huntley, we know what happened (the bastard), but in the Madeleine case, we don't. Those trying to spice the story up by saying the child's body was stored for 5 days while the group continued their holiday are in fact stirring up hatred. For them the rocks already being thrown at the parents are not enough, there must be something darker and more murky than an accident.
I think it is right that we should continue to challenge every lie put forward by to promote the fake abduction. It is wrong on every level that innocent men are having their lives wrecked by accusations that they took Maddie. And it's wrong on every level that the parents, and indeed, countless others, have profited from this child's disappearance, knowing that she was never in fact missing.
Neither the McCanns or anyone involved in the real conspiracy are getting away with anything. They are already living with a Tell Tale Heart, and they must spend the rest of their lives as their alter ego, religious nut job, goody two shoes, middle class Stepford family they created for their media campaign. Never to laugh, smile, or have a humdinger row for ever more, or gawd forbid, miss church on Sunday. All of the aforementioned would give me the screaming abdabs!
Meanwhile, hatred is a negative emotion that does far more harm to the hater than the hatee. For one thing, the object of the hatred is usually blissfully unaware of the demonic thoughts going on in the hater's head. Even if they knew, those with self esteem, would see the problem as the hater's, not theirs. I actually find it quite amusing, and indeed a tad flattering, that I have enemies out there pouring over my every word looking for something to be offended by. I occasionally toss them a juicy bit of ribeye to keep to keep them going, lol.
Hating strangers isn't rational and hating people for a crime we think they have committed is immoral and uncivilized. Especially if those beliefs are based on the crazed rantings of a man who is quite clearly off his trolley*. Inventing lurid scenarios to make the villains more villainish and the crime more heinous reveals more about the armchair detective than the crime they are 'researching'.
*Yes, I know, lol, I need help! I really do try my hardest not to hate anyone, but in Bennett's case, I keep losing the battle ;)