Pugs are cute.
Not just cute – they are sickeningly adorable!
Count Dankula’s girlfriend bet him there was nothing he could do to make her pug ‘uncute’.
Challenge accepted: by the time she got home, Count Danculahad made a video in which the pug in question appears to make Nazi salutes to specific stimulae…
Ha-ha, joke achieved. Bet undecided – but joke achieved.
Millions of people watched the video – and all ‘got’ that being ‘Nazi’ = bad, and that making a cute pug mimic Nazi salutes is adorably silly. Poking fun at Nazis and all that…because EVERYONE knows that Nazis are hateful and having a cute pug mimic them is adorable, in a silly and innocent sort of way.
I would love to show you the video itself – because it was adorably silly and mocked Nazis at the same time, but I cannot: it seems that every copy of this video has been scrubbed from virtual existence…and since my computer recently failed and was replaced (before I could back up my downloaded videos), I no longer have a copy of it.
Please, allow me to assert (from having seen it first hand) that it was funny and adorable and totally making fun of Nazis, and NOT promoting them in any way, shape or form.
This appears to have been lost on the UK police AND judiciary.
Count Dankula (a self-described communist – none-the less) has been found guilty of ‘being grossly offensive’.
You read correctly.
‘Being offensive’ is now a criminal offense in the UK!!!
At this point, I would like to get into the whole argument how ‘saying/doing’ something is one thing, and ‘taking offense’ is completely different: one cannot control how others will ‘feel about/react to ‘ one’s speech or behaviour, because the reaction is completely divorced from the action itself.
But, I will not get seduced into that old argument, which, most of you – my loyal readers, are more than familiar with.
Instead, I will offer you Tommy Robinson’s reaction to the verdict – it speaks volumes!!!