beheadingI’m old enough to have seen a lot of governments, regimes, dictators and politicians come and go. From Eisenhower then JFK and those silly Cuban missiles, the Soviets, the Khmer Rouge, Wilson and Thatcher and through to Gaddafi, Bellusconi, Obama, Putin and all their current mates. So I’ve seen them come and seen them go. Luckily most of them have rather short use by dates.

But they all had and have one thing in common. They really had and have no bloody idea of what they were doing other that feathering their own nests. The actual day to day running of countries and empires is the responsibility of unknown and unseen heads of corporations and employed state employees who ensure that even when we go silly and vote, nothing changes at all. Not one iota.

So after electing our choice of new idiot we all feel better and the elected idiot gets on with feathering his or her little financial nest while behind the scenes, things continue as they have done for hundreds of years. After all, why would you stand for political office other than to profit from it? It’s a crap job.

We are all fools, as every three, four or five years we get excited about electing a new idiot from a choice of two or three idiots. But where did these idiots come from? Who can honestly say they had heard of Obama before the last election? Maybe in Chicago, but for the rest of us, he just appeared from nowhere.

So I have a solution to these ‘gold digging’ idiots that stand and succeed at being elected only to begin building their own personal fortune. When their terms have finished, if they haven’t performed as they promised during their campaign, they should be publicly beheaded. Drastic and very draconian I know, but this will immediately dissuade a lot of potential idiots from standing for election. Even the most hardened idiots will understand the message. Do something constructive with your time in office or off with your head! Whether by axe or guillotine it doesn’t matter so long as the message is delivered.

Back to the Tale of Two Cities. Oh off with his head and let’s get on with some knitting!

I like simple solutions. :)

Please Bring Back Public Beheading
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9 thoughts on “Please Bring Back Public Beheading

  • 24/11/2011 at 4:11 pm
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    Love it Derek. I’ll sharpen your axe when you need it next, which will probably be tomorrow. :D

    • 24/11/2011 at 8:24 pm
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      Sharpen the axe Jack? I think a couple of blows with a blunt one would get the message across much better! Evil huh? :)

  • 24/11/2011 at 7:15 pm
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    I love where you’re going with this, Derek. These fatcats need to understand that their actions have consequences. So you line them up, and I’ll wield the axe. Or I’ll throw the lever of the guillotine. I’m not fussy. We’ll make a good team.

  • 25/11/2011 at 12:05 am
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    Great idea! There was, however, a Croatian town mayoral candidate called Josko Risa, who could have got around a beheading. His campaing slogan was “All for me – nothing for you.” His honesty got him a landslide victory.

  • 25/11/2011 at 12:51 am
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    Catchy idea. Not hard to see why it became so popular in France for a while.It would make us plebs feel better. So many politicians seem to feel they are more important than the rest of us.

    In Canada we have a famous example of a Grit standing up in Parliament and stating “I’m entitled to my entitlements”. It was the last straw after he had spent close to a million dolllars in office expenses while running the Royal Canadian Mint.

    The promise of a butcher’s haircut might smarten them up a bit.

    We could take it a step further and turn their remains into food.

    Mmm, Soylent Green – That’s good people!

  • 25/11/2011 at 9:32 am
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    .It would make us plebs feel better. So many politicians seem to feel they are more important than the rest of us. His honesty got him a landslide victory.

  • 25/11/2011 at 1:16 pm
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    Can’t agree with you there, Derek. It would just produce a new generation of idiots with brass necks!

  • 25/11/2011 at 4:50 pm
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    And don’t forget the head on a pike — right in the middle of the White House lawn. Seeing the slowly decaying and bird-savaged head for four years might be even more effective than the actual beheading.

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