“Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason” – John Harington
A jury of one’s peers?
Us living folks have always had an ambivalent attitude towards the dead. We certainly don’t want them wandering around making all sorts of unreasonable demands or feasting on our brains. Although, you do have to make room for all manner of fetishes. One must not be exclusionary. Such leads to an “airy” of exclusion. The one area in which we generally eschew the standard cultural taboos when it comes to screwing with the recently, or not so recently, deceased is in the courtroom. So what you’re dead? You still owe taxes. Your crimes in life still echo in eternity. And if you are perceived as having committed that most heinous of acts – treason – against the powers that be, are, or will be, well let’s…
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