It wasn’t Us!
We’re Not the One’s Wot Dunnit!
In the latest gaff from Austria regarding the bizarre incestuous happenings in Amstetten, the the BBC report that the Austrian Chancellor, no less, said that he, while speaking from Vienna, underlined that the “abominable events” were linked to one individual case.
But I also quote, without having to point out the irony in his words;
“We won’t allow the whole country to be held hostage by one man,” he said, adding: “It’s not Austria that is the perpetrator.”
Followed immediately by;
“This is an unfathomable criminal case, but also an isolated case.”
Er…. Let’s get this clear then.
Belgium has also had a similar spate of recently discovered hostage / kidnap / child / murder / incest / cellar outrages over the last few years, one in particular linked to prominent establishment figures. Belgium also has a sorry Nazi and colonial past… Nazis, war, occupation, freedom, incarceration, torture, execution … … … … But in Belgium, people power sometimes shows it’s redeeming face as in this public demonstration as the people en-masse show that enough is enough.
It’s not that we British won’t forget the war (shades of Fawlty Towers – “Don’t Mention the War”). It’s actually that some people choose not to even acknowledge the existence of the war and their part in it.
And so things like this happen when deep depression or guilt is swept under the carpet.
This was made especially clear to me by my wife’s recent experiences in Austria, which she has clarified concisely here:- what-we-knew-about-amstetten and also by a follow up comment from a posting i-would-have-little-think-about-austria which has more relevant personal experiences of those times from Celia. Both women sensed the lurking unease behind the immaculately kept clean façade that is provincial Austria.
The latest from Josef Fritzl is that he’s now refusing to speak. My guess is that he’ll top himself just like Fred West did and then there never will be any chance for closure on this and the other things mentioned, for Austria.