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Posted by Skidmark 2019-05-24 08:51||
#3 These are the times I think about Oliver Cromwell's dissolution of the Long Parliament in 1653. His speech is interesting:
It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!
Oliver Cromwell - April 20, 1653
Of course this is now and that was then and there are really not parallels here.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-24 08:57||
Cromwell had a grand funeral. When power changed after his death, his body was dug up, hung, and decapitated.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-24 08:59||
#5 Yeah, but he had the good sense to leave the North American colonies alone something those who took power after him failed to do. That and setting his country up for 'good luck' by permitting the resettlement of Jews and the first synagogue.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-05-24 10:10||
#6 Cromwell was a Puritan, starchy and stiff. We too, get a Congress of baboons in D.C. every now and then. At times one wishes they could all be tossed.
In my lifetime, I've never seen the likes of what happened with the DS cabal's attempt to take down DJT. The corruption cannot go uncleaned up and unprosecuted. Otherwise, we will be back where we were headed; a banana republic with no rule of law.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-24 13:42||
#7 his body was dug up, hung, and decapitated
Omission of the vocative comma ("Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place") is not easily forgiven.
Posted by Flineter Gonque1626 2019-05-24 14:21||