UPDATE - CORRECTION
I am told by many sources, including those that do know, that Nigel Nessling is not Muratfan. Apologies. I wrote this blog in the wee small hours, and a skim read of Nessling's website and the cesspit. As I mentioned, the characters of the more vitriolic trolls are of little interest to me. While their true characters usually do reveal something sinister and murky, they lack depth, all roads lead to pathetic, socially inept creeps crying out for attention. They are a sideshow to the main event.
Anyway, I am happy to be corrected, and hope it doesn't detract from the blog's main theme. Muratfan, Greenink (?), Vee8, Tigerloaf, BB1, Jayelles, Wicatty, Michael Walker etc, they all have the same agenda, the same message, and usually, the same words. It's as though they are all reading from the same script. There is no individuality, there is no 'face' of Team McCann, because none of them are willing to reveal the true identities behind the monsters they have created.
Nigel Nessling, Vee8, I suspect, is the beginning of the endgame. He may be on the periphery, an outer domino, but that's how endgames usually begin.
Many thanks to posters at 10:33 and 15:36 on my last blog. Well, well, well!
I have never taken too much notice of the pro McCann trolls on social media, remiss of me, perhaps, but their identities have never particularly interested me. Whenever, or however, they are exposed, the result will be sad. On many levels.
This, however, for me is a revelation, it kind of confirms something I have always suspected. You see I DO think child pornography is involved, which at this point may confuse some of my regular readers, but bear with me. I don't believe it is involved in the same way as Bennett, and those freaks in the cesspit putting family snaps under a microscope.
Let me explain, via the bigger picture. In the olden days - last century, homosexuality was a criminal offence. For men at least, Queen Victoria didn't think women did that sort of thing. I don't know the exact laws that applied, but I do know that being exposed as a homosexual could lead to imprisonment and being cast out of society. In a nutshell it could lead to ruination. Obviously this put a lot of rich and powerful men in constant fear of blackmail and of course corruption. Politicians for example, could be forced to forced to pass bills, Judges could be forced to let criminals off.
Fortunately, those days are long gone, but the internet opens up all sorts of avenues for the same kind of bribery and corruption. That is people who are 'caught' with material of a dubious nature on their computers are open not only to prosecution but to the same kind of social disgrace as those who were exposed as homosexuals in the 1950's. That is if they are found to have, or suspected of having, dubious material on their computers, they can bribed, corrupted and forced into doing things they don't want to do, for fear of being exposed.
I can't define material of a dubious nature, because it's not something I have any knowledge of, I don't know how porn is categorised and I don't think I want to. And in that I a not alone, it is a subject, most of us don't want to think about. But we should be concerned. In this climate of fear, taking pictures of your child in a Nativity Play is almost a criminal act. And of course most underage images exchanged online are teens sending selfies to other teens. I read of one 18 year old being prosecuted for sending an underage picture of herself to herself. Whilst the whole subject is so blurry, almost anyone could be subject to a dawn raid and having their computers seized.
But what has brought this subject to the fore, is the unmasking of Nigel Nessling. no blurring of the lines or room for doubt in his case. That he is now officially a creep comes as no surprise, he is a nasty, prolific troll who patrolled social media under the screenname of Vee8. A name that sends a shudder through every McCann sceptic who has ever encountered him. He was the scourge of the 'antis', the hammer of the disbelievers, the thug, who's job it was to patrol social media and scare away anyone who questioned the McCann's abduction story.
It is impossible to separate him the notorious Myths' sites, and of course the notorious group who compiled the dossier that led to Brenda Leyland's death. For those not familiar with the 'Dossier' it was for many years the foundation of a pro McCann website called Exposing the Myths. A public website, that named, shamed, and put up photographs of anyone on Facebook or in the forums who did not believe the McCanns. Facebook pages were raided for pictures of family, and employers were contacted. It was, effectively a Blacklist, designed to destroy the lives and careers of everyone they named. They had over a 100 pages on me! It was all deleted following Brenda's death.
The behaviour of the pro McCann supporters is something that has gone completely unnoticed by the mainstream media, and more recently, by that group of academics who studied the McCann twitter hashtag. It has also been ignored by the parents of Madeleine themselves, who have never made any attempt to distance themselves from the sheer thuggery of those who profess to support them. For that reason, the McCanns now find themselves in the very awkward position of their greatest supporter being convicted of making and owning images of the 'highest category'. It is the 'making' part that disturbs me, how on earth did he not get a prison sentence? From the scant information available, there are no blurred lines about holiday snaps, he is clearly guilty, and given the 'quantity', it wasn't a new hobby.
Of course, the McCanns can't be blamed for the lunatics who support them, but they have always had the power to say, that is not what we represent, pack it in. They haven't of course, because they knew they faced a social media war from Day, and they are finishers. There was no word of remorse, regret or sympathy following the death of Brenda Leyland either.
Yet another stick to beat Gerry and Kate with, I hear my critics cry, yes it is, and one I hesitated to use but then I think, what if Nessling had been an 'anti', or, which would have been manna from heaven for them, a supporter of Goncalo Amaral? They would have been on the phone to every media outlet and tabloid editor in their overflowing contacts lists. Stop the Press.
The 'antis' do of course, have more than their own fair share of creeps and lunatics, but that's almost a given. Unfortunately, all those of us who didn't believe the McCanns for sane reasons, came to be represented in the media by the ugly mug and fire and brimstone preaching of Tony Bennett. I always wondered how it so quickly became taboo to doubt the McCanns, but the answer was there all the time. We had all been tarred with the same ugly, hate filled brush.
Nigel Nessling, was quite clearly, a nasty, malicious sociopath, (how did the academics miss that?). His behaviour was borderline criminal, so why was such a deeply unpleasant character part of the McCann media monitoring team? And he must have been, because they have never condemned his behaviour. How did he become involved in the Madeleine case? And in light of these recent revelations, do they not find it a tad creepy that a man like that should be so interested in their missing 3 year old daughter?
I question why Nigel Nessling didn't get a prison sentence, but the questioning doesn't stop there. How long was he abusing children, and if he was making the images, then the abuse is not in doubt. How did he fly under the radar of CEOP, who given their speciality, must at some point have investigated those with an obsessional interest in the Madeleine case. Ok, fair dues, too many of us, but Muratfan stood out and he was promoting their own Minute for Madeleine* campaign (the one with the Indian Maddie) and selling their message, he would never have got past FBI profilers. Regardless, this is hugely embarrassing for the McCanns, will they distance themselves from him now?