You have no right to be in a constant state of bliss, carrying about with nary a concern. You have no right to any kind of feeling, for that matter. You have no right to hear or see only that which you find pleasing. In short, you have no right to be a sensitive bitch baby. Yet the United Kingdom, a formerly great nation, convicted a man of a hate crime for daring to teach his girlfriend’s pug a trick. A trick some people found “offensive.” Pugs. Tricks. Let that sink in.
“Count Dankula” a YouTuber, wanted to annoy his girlfriend. And what’s more annoying than a Hitler loving anything? So he taught his girlfriend’s dog to respond to Nazi commands.
For which the real fascists, the UK’s authorities, will imprison him.
The clip then shows Buddha raising his paw whenever Meechan calls out “Sieg Heil” and react to the question “you want to gas the Jews?” The video also sees Meechan playing speeches by Adolf Hitler to the dog.
Following outcry over the video, Meechan was arrested and charged with suspicion of a hate crime and an alleged breach of the electronic communications act.
“Outcry over the video.” That translates to: a bunch of snowflakes on social media, with more time than sense, used ALL CAPS to peck their opinions into the comment section.
Social media was a mistake.
Following a trial at Airdrie Sheriff’s Court in Scotland, the 30-year-old has now been convicted of a hate crime and could face jail when he is sentenced at the same court on April 23.
Sheriff Derek O’Carroll told the court: “The accused knew that the material was offensive and knew why it was offensive. He would have known it was grossly offensive to many Jewish people.”
Wait, it’s a “hate crime” to teach a dog tricks, but not a hate crime to appropriate a religion by naming a dog after a religious figure? Incidentally, what would’ve happened to Meechan if the dog’s name was “Muhammad” who then reacted positively to negative statements about the Jews? Asking for a friend.
Secondly, Hitler did gas the Jews. Meechan is carrying on with the joke by teaching the dog to fully embody a real Nazi. To annoy his girlfriend. Because there’s nothing worse than a Nazi. I feel like this point’s already been made…
The main point here isn’t the context of the joke itself. The joke’s content shouldn’t matter. Meechan could’ve taught the dog to form a crucifix while barking in response to a Hail Mary. Shouldn’t matter. Meechan could’ve just appeared on YouTube, with no dog at all, to say “Flibbergibbit I’m a pretty, pretty lady.” Shouldn’t matter. Meechan could’ve filmed himself making fish faces while burping speeches by Margaret Thatcher. Shouldn’t. Matter.
There is no right to go through life not being offended. Which is the crux of the problem with “hate crimes.” Who gets to define “hate”? Because in Count Dankula’s case, it’s trolls getting ragey in the comment section. At least that’s how I understand this story. Going by those rules, LouderwithCrowder.com would shut down over “hate speech” for daring to point out weed lacks the nutritional value of kale. Anytime we say anything other than butt-kissing praise for weed, the potheads rage in the comment sections. Ergo saying “weed has negative side effects” is hate speech.
The United Kingdom has reached a tragic turning point. Any speech the authorities deem “hateful” is a criminal offense, with the punishment of prison. I cannot underscore how dangerous a precedent this is. Not just for the United Kingdom, but for everyone living in the Western World. If you believe “This will never happen in America” don’t count on it. The left salivates over thought control, exercised through the punishment of “hate crimes.” They will celebrate Count Dankula’s case.