Well, it happened, we’re on our way to becoming an authoritarian country

I know I already released a blog post this afternoon, but I feel I must release one quick blog post because I have just learned that in my country, the YouTube personality known as Count Dankula has officially been found guilty of hate crime. That is, in his case, the “crime” of uploading a “grossly offensive” video of him teaching his pet dog to do the Nazi salute and say “gas the Jews” as a joke. This trial has been a long and protracted affair, with Dankula having to appear in court numerous times before now being found guilty, and even now he will not officially be sentenced until April 23rd. It is also possible that Dankula may have a Restriction of Liberty Order placed upon him, which would entail him being placed under house arrest with a GPS tracking device attached to him.

In my opinion, the Scottish court has no idea what kind of horrible precedent it has set, not just for Scotland but also Britain at large. Today, it has been decided that you can be put in jail for uploading a comedic video on YouTube just to annoy your girlfriend and have a laugh out of it, simply because it has been deemed as offensive. I can only see this ending in the Scottish, indeed the British government as a whole, sending people to prison for similar activities, hell simply for writing posts on Twitter (as the Scottish police at one point already said they’d do anyway) because other people have judged them offensive. It is my view that we are not going in a free society for much longer, and that the British government is now very much on track to becoming one of the most authoritarian democracies in the Western world that I can think of.

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2 responses to “Well, it happened, we’re on our way to becoming an authoritarian country

  1. If Count Dankula wants to make a private joke for his girlfriend, then he should have kept it private. He however shared the video with the world, as such it was a public hate attack on a target group of people, the law is clear on this, it was never going to end well.

    • It was never a target on anyone. Dankula has made that clear numerous times, that this whole thing was a joke, right from the very beginning. The only people who should be offended are Nazis who cower at the thought of their ideas being made fun of as just a prank for some guy’s girlfriend.

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