" Sometimes it seems that all the participants in this bizarre affair are steadily losing their marbles."
"THURSDAY, 23 DECEMBER 2010
….. The systematically dishonest activities of the machine set up by Kate and Gerry McCann to lie and spin to the public,on the the other hand, are not a matter of conjecture or imagination but of clearly established fact.
In any case the machine is now in terminal decay. Was it only a year ago that Kate McCann made her royal progress to Portugal?
That was before the full horror of Goncalo Amaral’s defence case hit the airwaves and all ..........
..... was abruptly transformed into the repulsive, spitting Gerry “Hyde” McCann, snarling at the media with foam flecks on his lips. .....
Even so, when Kate McCann came to give her confident Christmas message to her subjects last year, she was able to refer merely to “some people” not sharing their objectives.
The latest Christmas update has an altogether different tone. It is one of pessimistic resentment – not at kidnappers or gypsy paedophile rings but at the “injustices” that she and her husband have been subjected to and at those who “compound” their suffering.
..... Kate McCann sounds for the very first time as if she might mean what she’s saying. ....
Now it may be that until recently Kate McCann has been suffering from a genuine problem involving a total inability to express real feelings or possibly even experience them. .... Apart, that is, from recent flashes of anger – usually at Amaral – that bring about a semblance of animation.
..... yes, emotionally there is something missing but yes too, they are acting, for whatever reason. Except when they’re angry.
Still, with the slow disintegration of the team over the past year and the apparent death of their hopes that the accusations against them will one day be forgotten, they are forced to speak more and more for themselves rather than skulking in the background while others project their words, lies and “feelings” for them. So perhaps we will learn more in the future.
With their agitated response to the Wikicable the year ends, as it began, with the pair on the defensive, unpredictable, scenting danger and betrayal.
POSTED BY JOHN BLACKSMITH