As bad as things might be in the United States, for the moment, those within her borders can still peer across the pond and say, “at least we aren’t those guys.” That’s the story out of the United Kingdom after British police confronted, handcuffed, and arrested a man for sharing a meme on Facebook. The details of his grave offense, which we’ll get to, only make things worse.
Here’s what the scene looked like as several cops stood around accosting a man, telling him that he is going to be arrested for causing someone “anxiety” with his social media post.
“Someone has been caused anxiety based on your social media post. And that is why you’re being arrested.” British policing, 2022. pic.twitter.com/D4MZhbXq08
— Paul Embery (@PaulEmbery) July 30, 2022
The video is so insane that you’d expect it was taken out of context. Well, I say that, but it is 2022, so perhaps it’s safer to fully expect it wasn’t taken out of context. Regardless, what’s in the video is not deceptively edited. The police did show up and arrest a British military veteran for posting a meme. Laurence Fox, who filmed the incident was also arrested.
The Epoch Times provides a bit more context.
The actor and political activist Laurence Fox filmed Hampshire Police arresting a man at his home for posting an offensive meme on Facebook, allegedly after a complaint was made and the suspect refused to pay for and attend what he called a “reeducation” class.
Hampshire Police have been criticised for arresting and handcuffing an army veteran for an “alleged hate crime” at his home in Basingstoke, southern England, on Thursday after he posted an image of the transgender flag which was mocked up to look like a swastika on social media.
Police & Crime Commissioner Hampshire & Isle of Wight told The Epoch Times in a statement by email that she was “concerned about both the proportionality and necessity of the police’s response to this incident.”
So what exactly was posted that caused the British police to go full-fascist, arresting a man for “malicious communication?” According to Greg Price, who has been researching the story, it was a meme of “progress pride” flags (the hideous-looking ones that started being widely used this year) arranged as a Swastika.
If you saw this video go viral, the details are even more insane.
British police arrested a guy for posting this meme on social media of the trans flag shaped like a swastika.
They also arrested the guy who filmed the video for good measure. pic.twitter.com/1nnUxZR0jU
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 31, 2022
That’s some serious irony, isn’t it? This man was indicating with his meme that the LGBT-whatever lobby is fascist, stomping on the rights of individuals in order to push their ideology. Sure enough, these police officers showed up as enforcers to do just that. So even though he was arrested, the man certainly proved his point.
What should leave US residents with an uneasy feeling is that the only thing standing between them and the same treatment is the Bill of Rights – and Democrats are actively seeking to undermine it. They want a society where you can be charged with “malicious communication” for mocking woke ideology. It’s up to normal Americans to stand up and make clear that won’t be tolerated here.