Here is a piece I published last year. I am repeating it because of a recent news item revealing that the guillotine has been rediscovered in Munich which was used for the killing of Sophie Scholl and so many others who resisted Nazism. I feel that such items are particularly topical when the tyrannies under which we currently live have such interesting parallels with Nazism.
[May 9 is] the Birth Day of Sophie Scholl, executed under the German National Socialist Regime for High Treason. She hobbled to the guillotine on crutches, because her leg had been broken during interrogation.
I pray that I and every reader of this blog may be a whole-hearted and courageous High Traitor to the Zeitgeist of our own time. Not least when, in its 'soft' version, it is impertinently packaged as 'British Values'.
When such High Traitors are brought before the equally distinguished jurists who, in every age, uphold the dark precepts of the Zeitgeist, I pray that they may speak as boldly as Sophie did to Roland Freisler.
Now there's a real example of Parrhesia.