It’s become a time worn story. 18 year-old, Natalee Holloway was allowed to go on a trip to Oranjestad, Aruba. Minimal supervision was a part of this trip as the teenagers were allowed to drink in the local bars and get into adventures that make most parents’ blood run cold.
Natalee got drunk and left a bar late at night with three strange young men. As we all know, Holloway vanished.
People these days need not accept personal responsibility for their bad judgment or behavior. That certainly has been the case for the “crusading” mother, Beth Holloway Twitty. Twitty has assigned the entire blame on the government of Aruba and the United States for not supervising Aruba’s sovereign investigation of the disappearance.
By American justice standard there is still no evidence that any crime has occurred since no blood, body or witness of a crime has surfaced. The collective brains of Americans have been washed in the assumption of a gang rape, and murder has taken place. What really happened can only be a matter of wild speculation. The fact is that perhaps the only person who really knows is missing.
That never stopped Beth Holloway-Twitty from declaring her daughter dead claiming she was raped and murdered. Twitty’s non-stop slanderous allegations against anyone interviewed by authorities were given continual air time and newspaper space. The media organizations quickly became willing accomplices in the smearing of potential suspects and local government officials.
So many parents of famous victims capitalize on the misfortune of their own children. They create new, high paying and high profile careers for themselves such as John Walsh and Max Klass. Now Holloway’s father, Dave Holloway, has gotten onto the gravy train by writing a book called "Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise.” Somehow I doubt Mr. Holloway got a book deal because he was already an established writer.
Beth Holloway-Twitty has never missed a chance to mug for the cameras, spout her demands and slander. She appears to be auditioning for the next TV victim’s advocate.
I don’t want to seem callous or uncaring that Natalee is missing. Whatever happened is unquestionably a tragedy. Beth Holloway Twitty’s activities have been a far greater hindrance than help. It’s clear Twitty wants her pound of flesh and does not really care where it comes from.
Mrs. Twitty, please, your 15 minutes are over.