Wednesday, April 20, 2005

THE DENIAL OF DUNBLANE

“Evil isn’t an army that besieges a city from outside the walls. It is a native of the city. It is the mutiny of the garrison, the poison in the water, the ashes in the bread”
(Charles Morgan)


It began in Dunblane itself, inevitably. Like all other debilitating psychological conditions, it kicked in as a sort of protective device, safeguarding our numbness in the face of unspeakable horror. But in the end, it served only to cause immeasurable harm. The brave words about (eventual) ‘recovery’ in those days of hell in the middle of March 1996, were preparing the way for even greater denials to come. How inappropriate, looking back, that ‘recovery’ should have been on anybody’s mind with sixteen dead children not yet buried, the injured still receiving hospital treatment. They hadn’t even had an opportunity to begin their own personal recoveries. And for the bereaved, what hope of real recovery? The rest of us really didn’t matter, but it was for our benefit apparently, that the deniers of Dunblane set to work in ‘restoring order’ and ‘calm’, ready for our eventual recovery. Mutiny of the garrison.

Is this what people really wanted and needed to hear? From the very beginning did we have absolutely no intention of actually confronting what happened at Dunblane? Who sets these agendas?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cover up what a mess i hope someone sorts this one out not the police policing themselves.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous vic odell said...

I seem to remember reading or being told that Hamilton had been refused his gun licence by the licencing officer, this was overturned later by the chief constable who retired with a golden handshake days after the tragedy. is this true
no one trusts the police policing the police and they are above the law and can't be prosecuted so is it true??

5:27 AM  

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