If you’re in the UK you may not be able to see this video…think about that…
I’d been meaning to write about this for a while but figured I’d let is play out to an actual verdict and while the sentencing will happen in April the sentence for telling a joke has been passed.
Guilty of being Grossly Offensive.
The story is that a young internet comedian called known as Count Dankula, who actually has one of the more lovely Scottish accents, thought it would be funny if he could take his girlfriend’s Pug (Buddah, no sure on the spelling, blame the lovely accent), a cute, loveable, soppy looking dog and make it unappealing by getting it to react to certain phrases and commands.
He posted the above video (which you should probably watch for context…and for a good laugh, using a VPN) of said dog reacting to phrases such as “gas the Jews” and taught it to give Sieg Heil salutes and watching the speeches of Adolf Hitler.
Yes a dog watching the videos of Hitler is apparently not funny. Not even not funny but as of sentencing today, Grossly Offensive.
A quick look on Dankula’s twitter feed even suggest that he may be tagged and subject to being placed under house arrest in what is lovingly called a “Restriction Of Liberty Order.”
This is the state of Scotland today.
This is the state of the UK today.
This is the state of Free Speech in the UK today.
There isn’t much more I can add, call it a logical fallacy but the slippery slope has just been tipped further towards tyranny.
Thanks for reading.
Edit: Someone put up a mirror to the video, so people in the UK should be able to see it, for now.