Monday, May 28, 2018
but the world is getting pretty tried of it all.
The vid below is a MUST WATCH.
Marc Randazza at CNN
Scottish comedian's Nazi salute dog video was awful. But it wasn't a crime
A Scottish comedian was literally convicted of a crime for making a joke.
Mark Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, was found guilty in Airdrie Sheriff Court of a "hate crime" on Monday. His "hate crime?" His girlfriend constantly annoyed him by saying how cute her dog was. He wanted to annoy her back, so he filmed himself teaching her little pug, Buddha, to raise his paw any time he said "Sieg Heil." He also put the dog in front of a TV playing Adolf Hitler speaking at the 1936 Olympics and asked the dog, "Do you want to gas the Jews?"
Meechan posted the video on YouTube with the title "M8 Yer Dugs a Nazi," -- Scottish for "mate, your dog is a Nazi." At the end of the video, he clearly says that he is not racist, but just wanted to annoy his girlfriend.
Sheriff Derek O'Carroll said in 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."
Certainly, it is offensive to many people ("It is grossly offensive. It stuns me that anyone should think it is a joke," Ephraim Borowski, director of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, told the court).
But in a society that reveres free speech, that has to be beside the point. ...