Kate McCann apparently has been saying that she felt “mentally raped” by the exposure of her diary by NOTW back in the day.
Apparently people are reacting to this news angrily, as, once again, before their eyes, or in this case, their ears, they see that this celebrity couple just can’t seem to have any sort of limitation to their shamelessness.
People see this episode as an attempt to scam some money from the Murdoch Empire, by sinking their teeth into the hand that has so much provided them
It’s, apparently, a manoeuvre spawned out of pure and evil and greed.
But let’s see if that is so. Let’s recap, and check, for example, what the mccannfiles have said on this:
"On 14 September 2008, the News of the World published extracts from 'Kate's Diary'. (...)
When it became apparent that Kate had not given authorisation for its release, the online article was instantly removed. Both The Sun and the News of the World published apologies and made an undisclosed payment to Madeleine's Fund."
Obviously the money they got was intended to deter other newspapers from publishing these extracts.
So it can’t be about money, can it? The “debt” apparently has been settled, the mistake thus fully corrected.
Objectives fully achieved.
But still on the “greed” topic, could it be then that they NOW want more than what was involved in the “undisclosed payment”?
I can only assume that the News International’s battalion of lawyers did take some sort of precaution at the time, and some kind of documentation was signed guaranteeing no viability of any further “wanting”, no matter how brutally and viciously Kate NOW feels having been “mentally raped”, which she didn’t quite feel THEN.
So, we do have take out the “greed” off the “greed and evil” expression which you thought adequate to the McCann’s claim to have been victims of intrusion of privacy by the British Tabloids (now read this last sentence twice, and do smile like I did when I wrote it…).
But if so, it must be a very recent feeling. Only that can explain why they did, in May this year, allow The Sun, of the group which had “mentally raped” her, to publish extracts from her book. Why not another paper or just publish without serialisation in a paper?
Obviously I’m supposing that the extracts that were published before the book’s publication and the much announced but inexistent serialization that was supposed to follow it, were paid for. A package deal that would guarantee exclusiveness to the The Sun to what was going to be a huge bestseller. I may be wrong on this, but the couple has given proof, beyond any reasonable doubt, that their relationship with money is NOT to be taken for granted… to say the least.
So, no, I’m not seeing all this having to do with money, at least it’s not what it’s all about, as I’ll later explain.
Could be then just pure “evil”, ask you?
Well, it could. After all they’re, as said, biting viciously the hand that has fed them. If Kate and Gerry (and some others) are not locked up today, one of many they can thank for, are the Tabloids.
Not only them, of course, but they do hold one big chunk of responsibility for the couple’s arrogant impunity in these last three and a half years.
But she has already bitten that same hand the day when she published her book, hasn’t she?
Why do you think that since the publication of Kate’s book the Tabloids have practically turned their back on the couple, when the same Tabloids had, before that fact, announced they were going to run a full circus with the couple?
I’ve already written about that, and explained what various humungous mistakes Kate made when she published that thing. I’ll point out just two. The first was to sign an enormous affidavit when silence was recommended, and the second, to point, in that same affidavit, all her fingers, including her beautifully manicured nails, towards an “inside job”.
The couple alone, and their group of "known" friends, by themselves, certainly didn’t have enough power to influence the Tabloids. If one is to just add up two and two, it was probably those same “insiders” that made sure that those Tabloids, and the "serious" Brit Media, distorted the reality according to the desired tune.
Anyone can have a big mouth, but no one can take a bigger bite than the one Kate was able to with that book. And it really hurt the hand she bit.
Explains why, even with this emotional “mentally raped” cry, we practically can’t see the book on sale, a supposed record breaking best-seller. You have to look really hard if you want to buy a copy, and most likely will be able to buy it with a significant discount.
As a side note, do allow me to address just a few words to Kate.
Kate, your recent ageing and sincerely distraught expression, do show real and truthful worry and anguish.
THAT is what we expected to see from you, for 3 whole years: a distraught expression of a mother of an abducted little girl.
Not because we wanted you worried and unhappy, but because it's not an expectation but a certainty that the uncertainty of the fate and the uncertainty of the sufferance of a lost child to an abductor can bring only utter and horrifying worry and complete unhappiness to her parents. Whatever child, whatever parent.
When your child was supposedly abducted, you went jogging. When your book flopped, you aged.
Yes, we both know your recent accelerated ageing has nothing to do with the book flopping. It has to do with worry, real worry.
But that’s all your doing. Back to the readers.
We’ve now concluded that this “mentally raped” episode was not for the money, nor out of evil. Then why?
Before proceeding, let me clarify that I’m not saying that money isn’t an issue for the McCanns. It is, and might be the crux of all this. But not out of greed, but of survivability.
As I’ve said time and time again, TIME is McCanns’ greatest enemy and the Black Hats’ biggest ally.
You see, for the common Black Hat, the longer it takes for the truth to come out, the greatest are the odds that s/he (or that parent or close relation) will come out of this unscathed, as time erodes memory, and facts do become myth and vice-versa.
Details will be lost, and guilt will forever lodge solely on the individual minds. Am I saying that this will all go unpunished? No, of course I’m not.
I’m only talking about those who are secondary role players. People who shouldn’t have been involved in the first place, but because they naively agreed to participate in a “sure” thing, their life has become a living hell as of August 2007 (time when truth finally started to surface).
For the big role players, they live in the nightmare that once the truth will surface, their names and deeds will be known, but for the others, each passing day is a blessing.
But the exception for these, the "little BHs", as you know, is this blog.
They visit it daily, directly or indirectly, to check if their name pops up, and will forever be registered in history. They know if it doesn’t appear here, then they’re on safe ground. And I’m talking about many who are today perceived as White Hats, or, at least, as irrelevant bystanders…
But for the McCanns, each day is one day further into oblivion. And they don’t want oblivion. They need the spotlight. Not out of vanity, but of real need.
Each set of 24 hours means that they’ll be 24 hours less relevant than they were just 24 hours before.
Whatever trump they hold, it will have suffered a 24 hour erosion, which means it becomes less powerful each 24 hours. That simple.
Mind you, the McCanns will never fade completely away. Their case will be kept being remembered forever more.
But unlike the BHs, for them each day doesn’t mean that they are one step closer to finally being off the hook, but, quite on the contrary, it means that they are one day closer to being fished line, sink and hook.
Let me explain. Someone has been paying “the bill”.
The Fraudulent Fund did roll in some convenient millions in those first few months, but as of July/August 2007, if not before, the revenue from the general public basically dried up.
Someone has to be paying “the bill”.
Before you think I’m going to reveal here who is doing so, let me disappoint you by telling you that I’m not going to do that. A good reason for not doing it, it's because I don’t know.
Nor do I care to know, sincerely. But I do know that someone, singular or plural, is taking this "tab".
All the millions, and in terms of millions, they weren’t that many, that we’ve been told to have existed in the Fund, through basic mathematical calculation, wouldn’t have been enough to pay what have been known expenditures, which of the many, one the biggest must be having to keep the couple’s, and family, daily existence and lifestyle, as of May 3rd, 2007, to date.
And this is where the TIME factor is decisive.
You see, with each passing day the "tab" becomes harder to be picked up.
For each set of 24 hours that passes, the amount paid seems less reasonable to be paid, by whoever is paying it, than it was 24 hours before. It’s not only the amount that is questioned, but, most importantly, the reason(s) to do so.
If this source of income dries up for the McCanns, it will be disastrous for them.
When it happens, it will mean, in practical terms, they’ve been deemed not to have enough worth to be “kept” any longer.
That day they will have become what they most fear: worthless.
And what is worthless, is best disposed of.
The McCanns with this invasion of privacy claim, epitomized with the “mentally raped”, are fighting back.
Fighting for their survival.
Fighting so that “bill” is kept being paid. Fighting for that at least the “installments” will keep coming.
Reluctantly having to accept that each day the “payment” will be a little less, in amount and will, than it “was” the day before, but hoping that the day it will definitely stop will be a long time from now.
And they're fighting with the weapons little people usually have: little weapons. They’ve convinced themselves that they were big, but they are what they are, always were, and never stopped to be: little.
All they can do is say “Hey, we’re still here!” And hope someone hears. It seems that someone still feels that they're pretending to "hear". Let's wait and see how loud their voices will be next February.
But there will be the day “the bill” will be stopped being paid, and a little bird is telling me that it may be sooner than they would like it to be…
History is filled with little people who’ve been used, that thought they were the ones doing the using, that were deemed worthless and disposed of.
It was just a year ago that this blog revolutionized the public’s perception about this case. We realize that our public is far from being the "general public" (although we've been accused, and threatened because of it, of being too popular when we had, if I remember, 60.000 hits), but is a public so many fear. Because you are intelligent, respectful, cooperative and participative, and above all, commited as we are.
Just a year ago, the Tapas dinners were taken for granted; the Ocean Club, its management and staff, were on our side of the fence; that we knew the British Police did act suspiciously, but we didn’t know, or understand, the full scope of the intent to boycott the investigation from the start; the guests that shared the resort with the T9 were simple bystanders; Mrs Fenn was just a nice and concerned elderly lady…
This was in just a year. We thank you for keeping us motivated.