Coming soon to a town square in Molalla, the city that HATES FREE SPEECH!
“There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away”
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down….
– Buffalo Springfield
File this post under: FREE SPEECH, ORWELLIAN, BIG BROTHER, CIVIL RIGHTS, FIRST AMENDMENT, FASCISM, FREEDOM, POLICE STATE, PROPAGANDA, THOUGHT POLICE, , STALINISM, NORTH KOREA, TORTURE = CITY OF MOLALLA CITY COUNCIL
Open letter to the five Molalla City Councilors who voted to consider censure for a Councilor who wrote a simple, honest, personal opinion letter to the Molalla Pioneer:
OH MY GOD!!! The THOUGHT POLICE had better ARREST the mayor of Damascus!!! HELP! He actually used his RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA to write an op-ed/letter to the editor in the OREGONIAN stating his opinion as an elected public official! And the world didn’t end!
There are IDEAS in that public essay about how things should go in Damascus per that daring Mayor!! I hope he doesn’t risk a firing squad? I think the “leaders” of Molalla should send a goon squad on over to Damascus and tell that city to CENSURE THEIR CRAZY MAYOR for having the gall to state his opinions in public.
How could anyone be that wild and crazy?
How could a city tolerate a leader with the guts to state an opinion in public? Could the City of Damascus actually believe in the law of the land – in the First Amendment?
I fear for maintaining the DUCT TAPE GOVERNMENT in Molalla if local cities actually allow their political reps to debate in public – to write LETTERS TO THE PUBLIC!!! I will certainly alert the Oregonian to the big news about CENSORING and CENSURING city officials here – maybe they can send a reporter to the NOXIOUS meeting on Wednesday so they can see how CENSORSHIP is alive and well in Molalla.
The Oregonian should do a story about how “leaders” here must have been trained in North Korea to follow the Stalinist code. The Oregonian should outline how pathetic free speech haters in broke Decayville are actually spending PUBLIC FUNDS for a lawyer to research the insane censure. Doncha wonder what THAT will cost the beleaguered taxpayers?
What’s next in that silly feudal village called Molalla?
Maybe have pillory stocks to punish free speech on the ugly asphalt on Second Friday? Pathetic “control the message” mayor Clarke can do the honors! Sleazy Clarke can say a “prayer” before he applies the first lashes and then he can hand off to Councilors Pottle and Thompson. Maybe TEAM can charge members of the public who want to land a few hits!
How about covering free speech offenders with honey and tying them to a tree for the ants to torture? I hear that was big fun used by the Indians.
There’s always tar and feather day and rotten tomato throwing day and rotten egg day.
And, Molalla could feature a Dick Cheney Day where nasty mayor Clarke and the “yes” for censure, First amendment hating Councilors could waterboard anyone who says a word they don’t like.
I think we can ask TEAM to start a theme park to honor all the bygone ways of CENSORSHIP that Molalla embraces. Bring it on! I bet you could get the Neo-Nazis to roll into town to conduct your “work”. How about a big Molalla skin head, white supremacist training camp to get the ball rolling?
Here come the 15 greatest ways to TORTURE. I’m sure the censure loving, herd of clueless sheep Councilors, led by their bible toting, free speech hating, gag order lovin’, noxious fake leader mayor Clarke, already know them all. But for the rest of us, beware:
When Americans try to stop AMERICANS FROM ENJOYING FREE SPEECH, FASCISM IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Dedicated to mayor Clarke, Councilor Pottle, Councilor Thompson and the rest of the clueless “leaders” who voted against FREE SPEECH (and take notes, TEAM, I see a Molalla Fasicist Theme Park looming large):
THE FIFTEEN BEST WAYS TO TORTURE:
15. Buried Alive
Being buried alive starts out our list of executions. Dating back to times B.C., this punishment has been used for individuals as well as groups. The victim is usually tied up and then placed in a hole and buried. One of the most recent and disturbing uses of this form of execution was the Nanjing Massacre during World War II, when Japanese soldiers buried groups of Chinese civilians alive in what was referred to as the “Ten Thousand Corpse Ditch”.
14. Snake Pit
One of the oldest forms of torture and execution, snake pits were a very common form of capital punishment. Convicts were cast into a deep pit with venomous snakes, dying after the irritated and poorly fed snakes attacked them. Several famous leaders have been said to die this way, including Ragnar Lodbrok, the Viking warlord, and Gunnar the king of Burgundy. Some variation on the traditional snake pit is being thrown into a small pool of water containing water snakes.
13. The Spanish Tickler
This torture device was commonly used in Europe during the Middle Ages. Used to tear open the victim’s skin, this weapon could rip through anything, including muscle and bone. The victim was tied up naked, sometimes in public, and then the torturers begin mutilating them. Usually starting on the limbs and working inward, the neck and face were always saved for last.
12. Slow Slicing
Ling Chi, translated as “slow slicing” or “the lingering death” was described as the death by a thousand cuts. Practiced from 900 AD to 1905, this form of torture and execution is similar to The Five Pains, but drawn out over a much longer period of time. The torturer slowly cuts and removes several body parts, extending the victims life and torture as long as possible. According to Confucian principle, a body that is cut into pieces cannot be whole in the spiritual afterlife, making the form of execution one that still tortures the victim in the afterlife.
11. Burning at the Stake
Death by burning has been used as a form of capital punishment for centuries, often associated with crimes such as treason and witchcraft. Today it is considered cruel and unusual punishment, but before the 18th century, being burned on the stake was common practice. The victim is tied to a large stake, frequently in the center of town or anywhere with onlookers and then lit on fire. It is considered one of the slowest ways to die.
Commonly practiced in South Africa, Necklacing is unfortunately still quite common today. Necklacing consists of a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, being forced around the victim’s chest and arms, and then being set on fire. Necklacing essentially causes the body to be turned into a melted mess, which is why it comes in at number 10 on our list.
9. Execution by Elephant
In South and Southeast Asia, the Elephant has been a method of capital punishment for thousands of years. The animals were trained to execute two ways. Slowly, in a prolonged manner, dismembering and torturing or by Crushing, which killed the victim nearly instantly. Usually employed by royalty, these elephant assassins only heightened the fear of royalty to the common people, proving that they even had the ability to control wild animals. The concept was eventually adopted and finessed by the Roman military to deal with deserting soldiers.
8. The Five Pains
This form of Chinese capital punishment is a relatively easy concept to grasp. It starts with the victims nose being cut off, then one hand and one foot, and finally, the victim is castrated and cut in half across the waist. Inventor of this punishment Li Si, a Chinese Prime Minister, was eventually tortured and then executed this way.
7. Colombian Necktie
This method of execution is one of the goriest. The victim’s throat is slashed, often with a knife but really any sharp object would do, and then their tongue is pulled out through the open wound. During La Violencia, a Colombian period of history fraught with killing, this was the most common form of execution. It is used mainly to intimidate others who encounter the body after the fact.
6. Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
The penalty for high treason in England, to be hanged, drawn and quartered was a common occurrence during medieval times. Although it was abolished in 1814, this form of execution was responsible for hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of deaths. The process was as follows. First, the victim is dragged on a wooden frame, called a hurdle, to the place of the execution. Second, the victim is hanged by the neck for a short period of time until nearly dead (hanged). Third, the disembowelment and castration occur, where afterward, the entrails and genitalia are burned in front of the victim (drawn). Finally, the body is divided into four separate parts and beheaded (quartered).
5. Cement shoes
Introduced by the American Mafia, this method of execution involves placing the victim’s feet inside of cinder blocks and then filling them with wet cement and then throwing him or her into the water. This form of execution is still practiced today, and even created the term “someone who sleeps with the fishes” as a euphemism for the dead.
The guillotine is one of the most notorious forms of execution. Made up of a razor sharp blade attached to a rope, the victims head was placed in the middle of the frame and then the blade dropped with efficiency, causing the person to be decapitated almost instantly. The guillotine is a seemingly humane method of execution until you consider that people potentially are still alive for a few moments following the act. Crowds have reported that people who had been guillotined would blink their eyes or mouth words shortly after their heads had been cut off. Experts theorized that the swiftness of the blade had little impact on the brain, and didn’t cause loss of consciousness. One doctor even reported witnessing a man’s execution, and when he called the prisoner’s name after his head was detached, the prisoner made eye contact with him, even focusing his pupils. It must be pretty weird to know that your head is no longer attached to your body!
3. Republican Marriage
The Republican Marriage might not be the most gruesome death on this list, but it is certainly one of the most interesting. Originating in France, this form of execution was common in Revolutionary France. It involved tying together two naked people, a male and female usually of a similar age, and drowning them. In some cases, usually where water wasn’t available, the couple would be run through with a sword.
This ancient method of execution is one of the most well known methods, obviously mainly due to the execution of Jesus Christ. Crucifixion consists of the victims hands and feet being nailed into a wooden cross and then being hoisted into the air. The victim is then left to hang there until death, which usually took days, and often meant dying of thirst before anything else.
1. The Brazen Bull
The Brazen Bull, sometimes known as the Sicilian Bull is one of the cruelest methods of torture and execution out there. Designed in ancient Greece, solid brass was cast into the shape of a hollow bull, with a door on the side that opened and latched. To begin the execution, the victim was placed inside of the brass bull and a fire was set underneath. The fire was heated until the metal was literally yellow, causing the victim to “roast to death”. Yum. The bull was designed so that the screams of the victim would come out sounding musical for the enjoyment of the executioner. Naturally enough, the inventor of this form of punishment ended up being executed inside of the Bull, which was all too predictable. You live by the horns, you die by the horns. While this is a tough list to rank, we feel comfortable putting The Brazen Bull in the top spot.