I'm not talking about death by hanging. Death by beheading. Death by lethal injection. That's not the sort of death I mean.
I'm talking about social death. Where one is dead to one's peers, simply for their views and thoughts and beliefs and morals.
You know, now, what I am talking about?
Cast your mind back to a time when you have been in a situation, the sort of situation that you remember forever afterwards as being horrifically embarassing.
You are surrounded by friends, enemies and strangers. They ask you a question. You answer.
You say, "Yes."