Daisy Coleman: victim of America's culture of psychopathy

Daisy Coleman: victim of America’s culture of psychopathy

One of the most compelling non-fiction books I have ever read is ‘In Broad Daylight‘ by Harry N. MacLean, a true account of the life and death of Ken Rex McElroy, a thief, conman and all round deplorable excuse for a human being from Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri USA.

In vivid and shocking detail, MacLean exposes the truly psychopathic nature of McElroy as he intimidated, terrorised and abused his wives and children and the local population over a period of several years. Justice was a long time coming as McEIroy repeatedly thwarted attempts by the local police to catch him in the act, and used the legal system to get away with his egregious behavior. Eventually, after McEIroy shot a local store owner, the townspeople were galvanized to take the law into their own hands, and McEIroy was shot dead ‘in broad daylight’ on a street in Skidmore as he sat in his truck. No one was ever charged with his murder. Few, if any, mourned passing.

I was reminded of Ken McEIroy’s story recently because the residents of a town in the same Nodaway County Missouri (and not far from Skidmore) have been in the news.

In January 2012, 14-year-old Daisy Coleman and a 13-year-old girl friend sneaked out of Daisy’s house in Maryville, Nodaway county, at around 1am and met up with a couple of ‘jocks’ from their local high school. One of the ‘jocks’ Matthew Barnett and a friend drove Daisy and her friend to Barnett’s house. Daisy was given a tall glass of clear alcohol that the boys called the “bitch cup”, after that, she remembers nothing until a few hours later when, in a state of near hypothermia her mother, Melinda, found her scratching at the door of her house. It was while Melinda was helping Daisy to bathe that she saw the redness around her daughter’s genitalia and buttocks. It hurt, Daisy said, when her mother asked about it. Then Daisy began crying. Read More →

Dr. Rola. What about the babies in incubators?

Dr. Rola. What about the babies in incubators?

Two BBC news stories, one published on August 29th the other on September 30th, contain video of an alleged Syrian government “napalm” attack on a “Syrian school playground” during the last week of August 2013. The September 30th video refers back to the original story, one month previously.

Both videos are from the same ‘Panorama’ investigative reporting program that aired on August 30th, the same day that the UK parliament rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to sanction the NATO bombing of Syria.

Both videos contain the testimony of an English doctor allegedly working with the supposedly humanitarian ‘NGO’ ‘Hand in Hand for Syria‘.

The doctor in question may be a Doctor Rola, who appears to be a British ex-pat or ‘exiled’ Syrian woman or, perhaps, the daughter of Syrian ‘exiles’.

Doctor Rola appeared on BBC’s Newsnight program on August 31st, 1 day after the UK parliament vote where she complained about the fact that Cameron’s move to attack Syria had been rejected.

The two video segments in question are a few minutes long and, like all of the BBC’s coverage of Western government’s proxy war in Syria, they attempt to make a case for the “Assad bombing his own people” (the same lies that we spread about Gaddafi). Read More →