Monday, May 09, 2016

UK Man Arrested For Teaching Pug To Simulate Nazi Salute

I cannot think of anything to say about this that does not involve far too much profanity even by the rather lax standards of this shitty blog.
GODDAMN IT UK...what the hell is going on over there????
This really just can't be true, can it??????????

(via /r/socialjusticeinaction)

3 Comments:

Blogger Aa said...

Yes, I'm afraid it can. It's illegal in the UK (and I don't think the law has changed) to deny the holocaust. An author, a real crank, was put on trial in the UK years ago for doing so in a book. So arresting a person for teaching their dog to do a Hitler salute doesn't surprise me.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean quite the same as it does in the US.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

This is appalling.
Even if this were guaranteed to be an isolated authoritarian glitch, it would be appalling.
But it's hard not to be concerned about a slippery slope straight to hell...
This is madness.

Also: I'd say 'freedom of speech' means the same thing everywhere...it's just that there's less of it in the UK.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Aa said...

Okay, point.

WS "Also: I'd say 'freedom of speech' means the same thing everywhere...it's just that there's less of it in the UK."

11:34 AM  

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