Welcome to 1984. Hell I don’t think even Orwell predicted that a man could be found guilty and (at the time of this comment) potentially sent to prison for a joke…
“Hate Speech” Crimes are prosecuted
Grooming Gangs are just too hard to convict and it makes the Mohammedans angry.
Earlier this week, Scottish Youtuber Mark Meechan, known online as Count Dankula, was convicted of hate speech charges after he trained his girlfriend’s dog to give the Nazi salute as a joke to annoy her.
YouTuber ‘Count Dankula’ Found Guilty in ‘Sh*tposting’ Case
Scottish YouTube personality Count Dankula — real name Mark Meechan — was found guilty at Glasgow Sherrif Court Tuesday of a hate crime, and potentially faces two months in prison after recording a video of his girlfriend’s dog doing Nazi salutes.
Reporting from inside the courtroom, journalist and street organiser Tommy Robinson said Meechan had been found guilty of being “Grossly Offensive” under the Communications Act of 2003. Meechan was due to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon but the judge decided to release him on bail, to return to court on the 23rd of April.
The case is over a 2016 YouTube video made by Meechan and published on his comedy Count Dankula page of his girlfriend’s dog Buddha raising its paw in return for a treat, having been trained to respond to phrases.
Buddha’s owner Suzanne Kelly had previously said “He (Buddha) will lift his paw to virtually anything if he gets a treat for it. We have taught him to lift his paw to food, like ham or cheese,” and that her boyfriend had “never expressed anti-Jewish or anti-Semitic” views and has “always been very supportive towards minority groups”, reported Herald Scotland before the trial.
Speaking outside the court Tuesday morning, Meechan said: “It’s been two years of my life completely put on hold, I’ve not been able to get a job, there have been threats against my life… threats off Antifa, far left radicals.”
“They’ve tried to portray me as a racist and a Nazi, apparently context doesn’t matter anymore.”
Explaining how a simple joke had been taken out of context, Meechan said: “What they should have realised from the start is realise how ridiculous this entire thing is, okay he’s just a shitposter, he’s an edgy comedian’, there are famous comedians who have done much worse than me [like Frankie Boyle] and you don’t see them getting arrested.”
“The thing which makes it so ridiculous is that this is over a joke, I’m a Youtuber, I made the joke video for a laugh… but then people wanted to misrepresent that.”
Speaking to journalists waiting outside the court waiting for the verdict before he went inside, Meechan blasted the police and mainstream media for having colluded before his arrest, allowing journalists to set up outside his home to photograph and record him being taken away by officers.
BREITBART.COM|BY OLIVER JJ LANE
Brit Convicted in Court for Goofy Nazi Dog Video
In the authoritarian dystopia that has displaced Britain, you can now be thrown in prison if bureaucrats disapprove of the sense of humor you display in a YouTube video:
Mark Meechan created a satirical video to annoy his girlfriend in which he trained his pug called Buddha to raise its paw when he said the words “Sieg Heil”.
This led to a long drawn out “hate crime trial” which came to a close today when Meechan was convicted of being “grossly offensive,” creating the chilling precedent that offensive humor is against the law.
The video was clearly not malicious. Meechan was even defended by a Jewish comedian, David Baddiel. No matter; his sense of humor is against the law. He could get up to 6 months behind bars.
The irony of reacting to satirical play fascism with real fascism is colossal, yet no doubt lost on British authorities. Next, they will put people in prison camps for watching Hogan’s Heroes.
Careful you don’t watch the video below if you are a resident of Airstrip One. They might imprison you too. Here’s what Paul Joseph Watson had to say on this story back when Meechan was arrested: