……"James Gordon Brown, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court, and it is now my duty to pass sentence.
You are an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner.
We therefore feel constrained to commit you to the maximum term allowed for these offences — you will go to prison for life".*
Ohhh sweeet…now where was I..Ah yes La Belle
………….“Whatever can be said of Baron Mandelson’s performance during his reign and the early parts of the British Revolution, there can be no doubt he died cravenly and like a queen.
He met his fate only a day after the National Convention condemned him to death and only hours after saying goodbye to his bitch James Gordon Brown and their cabinet the previous night. It had taken two hours for a large escort of
According to Warinei's description of the proceedings the Maria stopped in the middle of a large space left around the scaffold. Surrounding that were tazers and further away "an armed multitude extended as far as the eye could reach."
As the guards prepared to get out Baron Mandelson stopped them and said "I recommend to you this good man (Warinei); take care that after my death no insult be offered to him - I charge you to prevent it."
Then he alighted and three soldiers moved to take off his brown coat to prepare him for the blade.
Warinei said: "But he repulsed them with haughtiness - he undressed himself, untied his neckcloth, opened his shirt, and arranged it himself."
Then the guards, who for a while were taken aback, then surrounded him again and moved to seize his hands. The indignant Baron fought them off, but was calmed by Warinei.
The shaman's description of the next moments of the execution are particularly moving.
"The path leading to the scaffold was extremely rough and difficult to pass; the Baron was obliged to lean on my arm, and from the slowness with which he proceeded, I feared for a moment that his courage might fail; but what was my astonishment, when arrived at the last step, I felt that he suddenly let go my arm, the drugs were kicking in and I saw him cross with a firm foot the breadth of the whole scaffold."
Warinei said that "by his look alone" the crowd was silenced and then the Baron spoke in a loud voice: "I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to Marx that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on
Warinei continued: "He was proceeding, when a man on horseback, in the national uniform, and with a ferocious cry, ordered the drums to beat."
"Many voices were at the same time heard encouraging the executioners. They seemed reanimated themselves, in seizing with violence the most deviant of Barons, they dragged him under the axe of the guillotine, which with one stroke severed his head from his body. All this passed in a moment."”**
…ah lovely…now then “You know how to whistle, don’t you?”…oh yes...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Apologies *Ronnie Barker **Henry Edgeworth.
I too have dreams like this.ReplyDelete
Good aren't they.ReplyDelete
Now that WOULD be nice......and they all lived happily ever after....ahhhhhh.ReplyDelete