I like a joke as much as the next person.
I personally think you can make a joke out of pretty much any situation, no matter how harrowing it might be to someone. Comedy allows us to make light of tough situations in order to help people move on from them. It also allows us to ridicule the more extreme and harmful aspects of society, such as Terrorism, in order to stop it from gaining traction and spreading fear. (Charlie Hebdo were good at this before they became “cucked”).
There’s only one subject that I can’t find funny.
I’ll let YOU decide which one of these two situations I just find myself laughing about.
Let’s start with Count Dankula.
He is being charged with a hate-crime. An anti-semitic hate-crime at that. And “what did he do?” I hear you say.
“As a joke”, he decided to prank his girlfriend by teaching her pet Pug to salute whenever it heard the phrase “zieg heil”, and also taught it to act excited whenever it heard the phrase “Gas the Jews?”. The point, he says, was to turn the dog from what his girlfriend calls “the cutest thing ever” into “the least cutest thing ever” which, as he claims (and all non-Nazis would also claim) is a Nazi. After posting the results on YouTube, the Count recieved a HUGE amount of backlash from people acusing him of “normalising Nazi-ism” and “hating Jews”, something he vehemently denies.
Check out this video from Gavin McInnes who interviews Count Dankula about the whole thing, and pay close attention to what he says about how he has been treated since the video was released.
It’s extreme treatment for such a ridiculous reason if you ask me.
For his “crimes” Count Dankula is facing a year in Prison. A year in prison for a victimless act which was plainly a joke and only be seen to be a joke.
Nobody was hurt or traumatised by his video; in fact you could argue that the only people hurt were The Count and his partner, who had to put up with a tonne of abuse from the online community and neighbours alike, all the while being dragged through the mud by the Police and the Justice system.
Hate-Crime my arse.
This guy’s idea of “a joke” is somewhat different to Count Dankula’s.
According to Chronicle Live Mr.Sharif thought it would be funny to post an indecent video of a child to his friend.
When caught, he was also found to have another video and an indecent image on his I-pad. When interviewed by the police, Sharif’s reply was:
“I’m not a paedo. They’re just jokey images.”
Peter Doherty, who was defending Sharif, said:
“Mr Sharif doesn’t have an interest in children – there’s no sexual gratification whatsoever.
“He thought they were jokey images. He knows that’s not the case now.”
“Jokey images” of children being sexually assaulted and degraded. Forgive me for saying, but I smell bullshit.
Sahil Sharif ended up getting a 26 week prison term which was suspended for 24 months and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.
So, two totally different jokes, two totally different crimes, and potentially, two totally different punishments.
Firstly, ask yourself this:
If one of these two guys deserve to see the inside of a prison cell, which should it be?
If your answer isn’t Sahil Sharif then you have some serious issues.
Who were the victims of Sharif’s “joke”?
That would be the children. The kids who were abused and assaulted in order for peados to get their rocks-off. The physical and psychological damage will be forever; there’s just no way for these poor kids to forget and move on.
The damage is permanent.
Sure, he didn’t make the videos, but he sure as hell shared them with someone. THAT is a crime.
Some might disagree, but for me, the line gets drawn at joking about videos of sexually abused children.
I mean, what was the joke anyway?
“Look at these kids getting sexually abused! LOL”
I just don’t see it.
The fact that Count Dankula is being charged with any sort of a crime is a joke in-itself, never mind a Hate crime. However, if he ends up going to prison or receiving anything short of a full pardon and apology, then it will be nothing short of a joke.
An extremely unfunny one.
Oh, and for those of you who say: “You can’t make jokes involving Nazi-ism!”
Take a look at this and tell me you can’t.