Monday, February 11, 2008

Madeleine McCann: The Betrayal of Madeleine McCann

The new discussion forum is up and running and almost fully subscribed* - although a few membership places have been reserved for certain regular posters/readers.

As the political and legal game of brinkmanship is played out between two countries that once were allies, (a relationship damaged for the protection of a gang of British lager louts) Madeleine's name, image and memory continue to be used as tools in a perception management campaign of unprecedented and obscene proportions.

The British media can continue to blame and berate the Portuguese people as much as they like - for the Portuguese can hold their heads up high.

It is not the Portuguese who are responsible for Madeleine's death. It is not the Portuguese behind a transparent whitewash. They do not have a highly paid Portuguese Golden Gob Mitchell, to project their image. It is not the Portuguese who resort to racial abuse.

The protection of names, reputations; power; money and secrets, has been carried out by the British Establishment, British politicians and the British media.

They are the ones who believe such things are far more important than truth, justice and dignity for a little girl. A little girl who has no Establishment spokesperson to speak on her behalf. Madeleine has only the voices of decent, caring British people to speak for her.

Voices increasingly stifled by those who speak on behalf of wider agendas.

Originally posted to the new forum

*Update: The forum has now reached the magic number! There are a few places allocated to regular posters who are unavailable at present, but the forum is now closed.

However, all is not lost. My articles will still appear here and I am working on updating them with selected comments from the forum (with the posters approval). There may also be a free newsletter in the pipeline!