In my last post, I forgot about a very important free speech battle, and it isn’t going well. Count Dankula, the Nazi Pug guy.
Markus Meechan posted a video about turning his girlfriend’s “adorable” dog into a Nazi. He prefaced the video by stating he wanted to turn the adorable dog into the worse thing he can think of, then got the pug riled up by asking him if he wants to “gas the Jews”. And here it is…
He was in and out of court for nearly two years, and in April 2018, he was found guilty and was fined £800. He didn’t care about paying the £800, but its a matter of principle, so he isn’t paying it. He started a gofundme for the appeal, stating he needed about £100,000 for the best lawyers he could find. However, he raised nearly £200,000 which he states he will not use for personal use. If that wasn’t dumb enough for you, his second appeal attempt had failed. Which means he has no more appeal attempts, and he is “forced” to pay the fine this coming October.
But he won’t, he is actually planning on go to jail for this, and as he says, “I won’t bend the f***ing knee”. This truly is a terrible thing to happen, and I have a lot of sympathy for him. Like his joke or not, it’s pretty obvious it was a joke and a bash against Nazis. I thought it was pretty hilarious.
This is one of many reasons why free speech is so important, so we aren’t jailing people for making jokes. Here is his latest recap on the whole thing, I gave you the short version.