“Few things are as annoying as the pot calling the kettle black.
THIS QUOTE IS APT
AND THE COMPLAINANTS
I read some many years ago on how an eastern European community punished a town rapist*. After ravaging the teen orphan he killed her. The town council kept the body of the victim in the morgue until the rapist was apprehended. He was after a week. He was strapped to a pole in a nearby forest. The ravaged victim was tied to him face to face. He died raving mad probably when decomposition set in and his cries jarred the still nights for two weeks. When the night cries ceased, the village elders went to the scene they found the murdered rape victim still in her funeral clothes curiously unblemished and no signs of decomposition. They buried her but left the rapist still tied to the pole. Months later the village elders went to the execution site but found no signs of skeletal parts except pieces of clothing. Months later some town folks found skeletal parts scattered over a vast area of the forest….probably the work of night scavenging carrions. Never again did a rape occur in that township. Lessons unlearned are lessons repeated. Lessons can be learned, yah?
*it could be Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. I have no way of confirming as the book I lent to someone never boomeranged back to me. (You will remember that that book was given to me by my Xavierian teacher Mr. Tan Teik Hooi. HERE) Maybe somebody could confirm….but of course it is not important, the source, that is.