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Our forebears in medieval Europe knew how to deal with treason. One of the commonest punishments was being hung from two poles upside-down and naked, and then sawed in half from the crotch down. Another method used in Eastern Europe was taken from the barbarous Turks, and involved the traitor being lowered onto a sharpened pole through the bum until it emerged from their chest, shoulder, neck or mouth. Death could take up to three days.
Throughout history, treachery has always been a serious crime. The politicians in Australia who have so far been exposed as taking foreign money, and I’m sure they’re just the tip of the iceberg, should be thankful they don’t live in the Middle Ages.… Read the rest