OK, a little off the original brief of this site, I still thought I would share it on here. Written towards the end of summer 2007, it was more a way of venting my frustration at the amount of ignorance being bandied around about this case, rather than with any real intention to post it anywhere. Irreverent, I know, but here it is anyway!
Ah, ‘Team McCann!’ A name oft bandied about on internet chat rooms and forums by people who lurk under rocks and in damp places, people unable to understand concepts such as compassion or charity. But who is this team, and what do they do? Well, according to the Anti-McCann Mars bars (Same I.Q.) Gerry McCann, a wicked and sinful father, put this team of ne’er-do-wells together to cover up the hideous murder of his innocent four year old daughter by her neurotic and drug befuddled mother.
Gerry, descended from Irish immigrants to Scotland, grew up as the youngest of five in a Glasgow tenement block. Being very bright he obtained a place in university and later medical school, and ended up as a heart specialist. Somehow, this man of humble beginnings managed to gain such incredible influence and power he was able to put together a team of billionaire entrepreneurs, political spokesmen and some of the best lawyers in the land. Kind of ridiculous when you put it like that, isn’t it!
But why are these powerful people doing it, what would they have to gain by defending Kate and Gerry? I mean Richard Branson’s not short of a bob or two, is he, so he’s not in it for the money. Well, lets consider three possible scenarios.
First, lets consider the possibility, however preposterous, that Kate and Gerry were responsible for Madeleine’s death, and that Team McCann are fully aware of this. This means they are all jeopardising not only their professional careers, but also their freedom. Attempting to pervert the course of justice is a criminal offence. Eventually the truth would come out, and their reputations, to say nothing of their lives, would be in tatters. What would they possibly have to gain for such a cover up of two child murderers?
Second, sticking with the ‘Madeleine was accidentally or otherwise killed’ scenario, lets try to imagine that Team McCann actually believe that Kate and Gerry are innocent, but that somehow these two schemers managed to pull the wool over the team’s eyes. Richard Branson, rich beyond the realms of mortal man, used to wheeling and dealing in the highest places. Do you think he got to be where he is by being so gullible? Clarence Mitchell, former political spokesman. Dealt daily with politicians, knows more about doublespeak than any of you or me, he couldn’t smell a rat when he saw one? But the Mars bars out there can all see through the McCann parents little charade, which makes them far smarter than all of these tiny minded defenders of two child killers, yes? I don’t think so!
Which means we have to consider the third possibility. Kate and Gerry are truly innocent. These people, the billionaire, the spokesman, the powerful lawyers, watched from a distance as the Portuguese police tried to frame two innocent people, saw them carry out a campaign of psychological warfare through the press to convince the public of their guilt, and finally said “Enough. Thus far and no further.” It is possible that, believing beyond doubt that Kate and Gerry are innocent and that they would eventually be proven so, they may be hoping to bask in the reflected glory. Or, on the other hand, they could just be good, decent people.