A Party in 1966
1. Former president Lyndon B. Johnson was so fond of his presidential penis that he would often wave it around in public
It was a way to establish a kind of macho dominance over the people he was speaking to. And, more importantly, it let him show off his penis. While standing at the urinal, he would sometimes swing around to continue the conversation he was having, his genitals hanging free. Once he even pointed it out to a lawmaker standing next to him and asked, “You ever seen anything this big?” Johnson then continued speaking about some upcoming legislation as he swung his penis around in his hand.
Gloeden was a German housewife beheaded with an axe on Nov. 30, 1944 for sheltering July 20th plotter Gen. Fritz Lindemann. Her husband and mother were likewise executed, and their fate publicized as a warning.
Hitler had some of the conspirators hanged slowly to death and then the footage was shown to the German Army which made many of the soldiers protest in disgust. Many of the conspirators’ family members were punished as well as a part of a revived policy from ancient Europe that the Reich instituted.
Hitler had ordered that they be hung like cattle. “I want to see them hanging like carcasses in a slaughterhouse!” he commanded. The entire event was filmed by the Reich Film Corporation. Witzleben was first. Despite his poor showing at the trial, Witzleben met his death with courage and with as much dignity as was possible under the circumstances. A thin wire noose was placed around his neck, and the other end was secured to a meat hook. The executioner and his assistant then picked up the sixty-four-year-old soldier and dropped him so that his entire weight fell on his neck. They then pulled off his trousers so that he hung naked and twisted in agony as he slowly strangled. It took him almost five minutes to die, but he never once cried out. The other seven condemned men were executed in the same manner within an hour. They were followed over the next eight months by hundreds of others.
Alcaide Melec was a Moroccan governor under emperor Moulay Ishmael in the early 18th century. In addition to being charged with being one of the chief rebels in a rebellion incited by one of the emperor’s sons, the empress was angry over his beheading of one of her cousins. The emperor sought out a carpenter to administer his idea of a just punishment – sawing Alcaide Melec in half.
Full radio transcription:
”Attention, Attention! Moscow speaks! Citizens of USSR, today at 4 in the morning, without declaration of war, German armed forces attacked the borders of the Soviet Union. Thus begins the Great Patriotic War of Soviet people against the German Nazi aggressors. Our cause is righteous! The enemy shall be defeated! Victory will be ours!”
At 6.00 in the morning I was suddenly awoken from a deep sleep. Report for an execution. Fine, so I’ll just play executioner and then gravedigger, why not. Isn’t it strange, you love battle and then have to shoot defenseless people. Twenty–three had to be shot, amongst them the two above-mentioned women. They are unbelievable. They even refused to accept a glass of water from us.
I was detailed as marksman and had to shoot any runaways. We drove one kilometre along the road out of town and then turned right into a wood. There were only six of us at that point and we had to find a suitable spot to shoot and bury them. After a few minutes we found a place.
Kamikaze Special Attack Group Fugoku
Killed near Luzon Island on 13 November 1944
Native of Shizuoka Prefecture
Honorable Older Brother,
Once again, orders have come down for the attack from which we will never return. I feel not the slightest regret. Already I have grown intimate with death, the ultimate character-building passage that we human beings have to face. All that is left is to carry out the duties for which I’ve been trained and to fulfill the Imperial mandate. I am deeply ashamed that in the twenty-seven years of my life I have been such an unworthy son and younger brother.
I will have to leave everything up to you. It is with an untroubled heart that I fulfill the obligations for which I was born. I am merely carrying out my duties as a man.
The made-in-Manila bar of toilet soap you’ll find in my things was given to me by the chief of staff. Please take good care of Mother, and take care of yourself in the coming winter.
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