I am shocked, by the amount of damage the language police have caused.
A YouTuber known as CountDankula has been found guilty of hate speech for making a joke. The reason the joke was considered to be hate speech, was because the prosecution said and the judge agrees that the “context and intent are irrelevant”.
The context of a joke… not relevant…?????
Context is what allows a joke to be funny in the first place…. but let’s get back to the issue here.
If you haven’t heard about CountDankula or the “Nazi Pug”; a quick google search will explain everything. And while some agree with the judge, a flood of support has come down to endorse the YouTuber.
Everything from fellow YouTubers, to famous comedians and other celebrities who all agree that the fact that the comedian was found guilty, is the denial of freedom of speech.
In the video, you will see how he does say things like “gas the Jews” and any sane person will agree that that is a horrible thing to say; but it’s for the context of a joke which he intended and started as one on his girlfriend.
It has to be understood that this man will have to spend time in prison because he made a joke. What’s more frightening is that when the judge said that the context or intent is irrelevant; that means that people could actually wait around until you say a sequence of words, that could be just enough to accuse you with. Despite the context.
I don’t know about you, but I think that is a frightening omen of the future of our liberties.