What I mean is that in the movie Life of Brian by Monty Python, the Romans would release all the criminals/terrorists from the prison and get them into the massive amphitheatre. They would then get the prisoners to pick up a big white cross (the one that Jesus supposedly was crucified on) and then formed up in three files of who know how many people. After this the Romans got the prisoners to march forward (as each prisoner had a white crucifixion cross on their shoulder) out of Jerusalem and out in the desert.
If a prisoner staggered or gasped for help, an innocent person tried to help the prisoner to carry them but the prisoner ran off leaving an innocent to the ranks. These innocents were then growled at the Romans to keep moving despite being an innocent and trying to explain what happened but forced on.
This practice I find barbaric but the movie I find hilarious. Can someone provide me a reason for this?