The “Generals” who’ve been responsible for running the McCann Campaign in the Great Maddie War (2007 - ?) have done so quite successfully, I must recognize and compliment, using three basic tactics or main guidelines:
- erosion by time,
- creation and attack of a Center of Gravity,
Logic would state that I should start with the first, follow it with the second and then the third. But this subject has proven to be completely out of logic, so I’ll start with the second: the Center of Gravity (CoG).
About the other two I’ll just use, for now, two examples: #1, the demise of the 3A Forum, and #3, The Madeleine Foundation.
Wikipedia says that the US Defense Department states that: “the definition of a CoG is "the source of power that provides moral or physical strength, freedom of action, or will to act." (Joint Publication 1-02, DoD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms), (Washington, DC:2008))
Thus, the center of gravity is usually seen as the "source of strength".
It’s easily understandable that the most crucial, or decisive, advantage that a party can have over the other is to identify and act upon the adversary’s CoG. That thing, fact or whatever that will make him topple. Fall. Give up. Be defeated and not willing to deny the fact.
In medieval times the CoG was the monarch. Once the King/Queen was toppled, the whole kingdom fell with him. A concept simple to understand.
The problem appears when the enemy’s CoG is simply impossible to conquer, either by the lack of our strength or by the surplus of his. In that there only are two options: avoidance, by concurrence or submission (much used in diplomatic fora), or, if you’re able to, convince the adversary that his CoG is other than the effective one.
If you’re able convince him that he withdraws his strength from something that you can control, you’re on the road to success.
If you can’t beat his CoG, create one that you can.
What are, in my opinion, the various CoGs in what I’ve designated as the Great Maddie War? For those on our side, it’s the public and official recognition of the truth. The McCanns rely on the fact that the establishment will NEVER recognize the truth as you know it to be.
That would mean the application of punishment upon those involved. Our CoG is the truth, the punishment is simply a consequence of its conquest.
For them, well there are the McCanns, the McCann and the McCann. For the McCanns, as in those in very high places who are protecting Kate and Gerry, the CoG is to be able to let the issue slide into forgetfulness by the average human being. Do a Big Brother on the whole thing. As if it never happened.
If they do that, they will be able to go on living their everyday life as they did before. This applies to David Payne who, in my opinion, killed Maddie most likely accidentally.
For the McCann, as in Kate, her CoG is to successfully create a time machine and never, ever set foot in Portugal. That being impossible, she’s invented one where she’s left alone to suffer the misery of repentance. The consequence, she dreams, is self-forgiveness. Hard luck, guilt has a tendency to stick harder than a starved leach.
For the McCann, as in Gerry, the CoG is simply to be a pr*ck. No, not in an insulting manner, but in a vain, arrogant mine-is-bigger-than-yours kind of pr*ck. The consequence? To be a worldwide recognized celebrity, which is the state he suddenly found himself in, and adamantly unwilling to let go.
Both Gerry and Kate are an immense burden amongst their troops. I believe that the couple have been much more cursed by those on their side than from all the curses and insults from our side put together. And there have been many…
Summing up, the CoGs involved are: ours, the truth, theirs, our forgetfulness.
Both #1 and #3 tactics/guidelines of the McCann Campaign (erosion of time and sanity) have the intent of imposing forgetfulness upon all of us.
The first by natural tendency that we remember most what we prioritize as important, and these priorities are permanently renovated, thus what is important today is not what was last year around about this time.
The second, or #3, is to label any opposing opinion as belonging to the odd, the abnormal, the perverted, the extremist or the lunatic. The so-called and self-assumed normal, sane and respected people will naturally antagonize these, together with the inconvenient said opinion, that due to this has now become exclusively theirs. Of the mad. The surreal. The despicable. Those that should be ignored.
And nobody remembers what it ignores. Forgetfulness is achieved.
Theoretically, #1 and #3 are enough to conquer the desired CoG, and win the war.
Why then did I come up with #2? Two reasons.
First, these two tactics only apply pressure and exercise an outstanding patience, but cannot take care of popularity. Truth is popular. If something is popular, there is NO way it can be pushed it into the “nutcase” category and can subsequently made to be discarded by the regular Joes.
Second, our CoG will always be there, theirs depends on our memory. The only way to “destroy” the truth is to carve its credibility away, so it becomes something else, then compared to how it was and nobody will ever believe what it was supposed to be.
The sardine eaters smearing campaign was and is designed to attack both the popularity and credibility of the Portuguese and the Portuguese police. All the racial and social slander we’ve read, unacceptable to all except to those who control the media that forces the message. But that is still not enough.
A Country, as poor, disgusting and subhuman as Portugal has been portrayed, is never responsible for a specific manslaughter. We’ll get there one of these days, but we’re not there yet.
The CoG is then impossible to conquer. A truth to slander, a Country to humiliate. Too much.
Next step, as per text-book, is, as I’ve said, to create a CoG.
In any self-defense class, if outnumbered by the threat and unable to run away, there’s a golden rule to be remembered. Only one. Attack whoever represents the biggest threat. If you lose, usually he has the right to the spoils, which basically means that you’ll be beaten solely by the character, but if you defeat him, you defeat the pack.
Why? Because he is the pack’s CoG, and once he falls, the rest go down with him. And who is the leader of our pack? Well, they’re done a pretty good job in making us believe that it’s Gonçalo Amaral.
Now you know why.
They’ve almost succeeded in making us think that if he falls, all our credibility falls with him. Words will be swept under rugs and ideas blown away into the wind. And I say almost, although I do sense some desperation from some when faced with the possible confirmation of the injunction.
That’s why the McCanns are centering everything on this man.
And it’s why that I need to remind all of something very important. A crime has happened, and Amaral did not commit it.
Independently of how much you smear his name, ONE thing remains a fact: he didn’t kill Maddie, the Tapas did.
Likewise, no matter how much is the saintly image of the McCanns pushed down our throats, the fact still is the same as was in the paragraph above: the Tapas killed Maddie, not Amaral.
So is prohibiting the sale of his book a useless exercise? Once again it’s a two-fold answer, the book and the man, but with one common denominator: it will have a boomerang effect.
About the book, it seems at first to be an apparent innocuous attempt of silencing of something that is already out there. I’ve said so myself. But if the book is forced out of circulation, then it cannot be used officially against the McCanns in any official forum, namely in the Courts or to re-open the process. So think the McCanns.
Also, my friend Ironside has pointed out something very, very important: the Gaspar episode. I’ll get to it later.
McCanns, stupid, stupid McCanns, what you to gain is so little to what you’ve already lost, and do you think this possible injunction will have any relevance when your pretty ass will be on the line? The powerful that’ve protected you, will be the one’s that will not rest until they see your blood spilled all over the Court-room floor.
Yes, then the book WILL be used. Then the injunction will just be an overlookable technicality.
About the man. You’ve run a good campaign smearing his name and reputation, Ill give you that. But all will go down the drain if he comes victorious, and he might. Do be careful. We all know is resolute and intelligent.
And is hurt, in his dignity and honor. But we, you and I, also know that he is a liar.
The theory in his book makes as much sense as your abduction fantasy tale. You see, he pinpoints Maddie’s death at 21:20, the exact time my good friend Jane Tanner sees my other good friend Gerald McCann talking to some Jeremy fellow.
According to Amaral, Maddie died, falling between the couch and the wall upon hearing her father in this conversation on the other side of the window.
What Amaral seems overlook is to explain the smell of dead bodies in two separate locations of the apartment, plus the body’s disposal, witnessed by a family, all under 40 minutes, time between the referred conversation and the alarm set off by St. Kate of Rothley?
The only plausible explanation would be by him bringing onto the scene your enormously talented abductor.
Also it’s outstandingly remarkable the Gaspar episode in the book. Completely misplaced and out of context.
If the book is to defend the thesis of an accidental death and the disposal due to social implications, why on earth put in a disgusting sexually explicit episode that had happened two years before?
And when in it the most despicable character is none of the parents, although the father isn’t exactly portrayed favorably, to say the least.
Was Amaral trying to tell you something, explicitly as well? Something like I got you by the b*lls and I’m going to squeeze? Oh, and here he’s not lying.
Yes, he is a liar, but a very selective one. Not a desperate one like you lot.
The relevant question certanly is not if he’s lying, but why. He was at the scene, he coordinated a team that handled and analyzed all the information and all the misinformation.
Yes, please don’t forget that whatever all Amaral knows, all his team members know it too. If you ever are able to silence him who knows where from the next RELIABLE source will come from… But that is YOUR problem, not mine, and not even the intent of this post.
And you certainly don’t want to explain publicly why he’s lying.
You could have used what I’ve said above against him and you haven’t. You know your reasons. I do too.
The intent of this post is take some of the burden off the back of this man. It’s a big, big one that he is carrying.
We’re all falling into the trap that the McCanns have laid out for us: making Gonçalo Amaral our CoG.
Our CoG, I repeat, is the truth.
Let’s let Amaral fight his battles without this burden. He is defending, quite correctly, the freedom of speech. His freedom of speech. He might win, or he might lose. I’m really divided on this one. I cannot foresee how this will end.
On one side, the need of the establishment of not losing ace, on the other the freedom of speech, an issue so dear to Europe. And Europe, although completely indefinable, is much wider than the UK and Portugal.
It comes to my mind the known lack of tolerance for bullsh*t of the Germans, just to name one other nation.
So I don’t know if he’s going to lose or win. I believe that he won’t lose faith in either case, because many a battle awaits him.
If he wins, the publication of the book in the UK, if he loses, exposing this entire charade to European courts. Maddie is dead.
The Tapas did it. Personally,
I’ve had my V-Day on that December morning (or was it afternoon?) when I came to the knowledge that the McCanns had cowardly walked into Court through the side door, running away from a non-existing mob.
That alone is the explicit verdict of “guilty as charged” from the fairest, most incorrupt and just Court of all: self-judgment.
Better than any hammer from any Judge in any Court, anytime, anywhere.