Category: executions

Playing the Piano

What does the term mean?

At my various blogs, I make reference to “playing the piano” and it needs to be stated, for those who do not understand, that this refers to hanging miscreants from meathooks with piano wire. Very well, but I think more analysis is needed.  Thus, read here, excerpts, emphasis added:

They were not hanged with piano wire. This is a myth as is the idea that they were impaled on butcher’s hooks. They were hanged using nooses of thin cord, double-looped with slip knots. One loop went around the victim’s neck, the other over a butcher hook which was affixed to a steel beam imbedded at each end in the brick walls of the execution chamber. The noosed victim was lifted by two assistants and the executioner, in this case Wilhelm Rottger, slid the other knot of the cord over the hook. The victim was then lowered, the knot tightened and the victim strangled. 

The conspirators were not hanged with piano wire. Thin cord was used. Piano wire would have cut the jugular, causing rapid death, exactly what Hitler did not want. The thin cord and the short drop would not break the neck (causing unconsciousness) and would produce maximum suffering. See Hoffman’s benchmark book on the resistance for details provided by witnesses at the executions. 

So, what I have in mind is the slow execution that would result in “maximum suffering.” Therefore, piano wire per se may need to be replaced by a “thin cord” – but I have a possible compromise that could optimize the procedure.

What if piano wire was bundled into a cable?  What I have in mind is an instrument with the following properties: first, like the thin cord, the cable would NOT cause a quick death, but instead result in a slow, agonizing, maximum suffering strangulation death (if performed as described above). Second, a piano wire cable would cut into the neck to some degree (this is what I hope to be the case), but not so much as to cut the jugular and cause a quick death. Instead, I envision the cable as cutting into the neck in a non-lethal fashion, to add a further layer of agonizing pain and suffering, but not in any way detracting from the main event of slow strangulation.  Indeed, the opposite is the hoped-for outcome: the cable slowly cutting into the neck would amplify the incredible agony of the slow strangulation as described above. Here we have the “best of both possible worlds.”

Thus, “playing the piano” should be construed as a short-hand description of the procedure outlined in the preceding paragraph.

Before using on anti-White lefties in a future White ethnostate – all of course having been properly convicted in a trial by a legally convened tribunal – the technique should be perfected through experimentation on other enemies of the state who also would have gone through trial by legally convened tribunals. Here I have in mind various VDARE HBD conservatives, HBD academics, HBD bloggers, “game” advocates who promote nihilistic hedonism, trolls who haunt pro-White blogs – the “label” for this post gives the flavor as to who would be standing trial – all perfectly legal and proper! – to provide subjects for experimentation.

Thank you.