Thursday, December 09, 2010
Vandal(s) chop down Glastonbury Tree
As has been widely reported on the web a tree that according to a pious tradition was originally planted by St. Joseph of Arimanthea in Glastonbury England was discovered chopped down today. The tree was a popular attraction for both tourists and Christian pilgrims. The tree was said to blossom each year at Christmas and on Easter. A venerable custom has seen thorns from the tree sent the table of The Queen for Christmas dinner. Thorns were removed yesterday and sent to the palace.
At the risk of sounding less than charitable I am pretty much in agreement with VSO on this one. (Caution strong language at the linked site.) The general public should not be obliged to support the perpetrator(s) in jail. Those responsible should be taken to the public pillory and given a good dozen strokes with a cane and then clapped in the stocks for a few days so people can walk by and throw rotten vegetables and the like at them.