Responses to the “Dictatorship Bill”
…’cause sometimes all you can do is just shake your head
Ukraine has now joined China, Vietnam, Burma and Gambia as a place where social media can land you some serious jail time for slander against a public official, for disseminating extremist materials (slandering said public official through derision/criticism, or otherwise), providing internet access to such materials, creating or containing “content” (the dissemination of which is against the law), amongst other information-related violations.
God forbid we spread the slightest “content” whatsoever. The following are mere vacuous vehicles towards a small humorous reprieve from the topic:
1. “Don’t drive behind me, I’m 5th!”
2. “Viktor Federovich [President Yanukovych] – may I go to the toilet?”
(photo from the historic vote to pass Dictatorship Bill)
3. “And what are you in for?”
“I drove in a column with 6 cars.”
4. (Combining word play with the “Bomba” meme in bad Ukrainian):
“Careful: Foreign Agent”
5. “Foreign Agent”
#6. Please do not “like” our blog. Remember, this is NOT to be construed as “content” in any form. It is completely mindless activity, without content or form. The poster says:
Any post on Facebook, which has been “liked” by more than 5 people without first obtaining the permission of police, is to be treated as “extremism”!
#7. Defensive helmets are verboten (police need unfettered access to your skull),
but the bill said nothing about strainers and pots – the latest stylin’ street fad.
Humor turns defiant:
And we’ll give Rebecca Harms, Member of the European Parliament for Alliance ’90/The Greens, the last poetically ‘contentless’ word:
TO SPRING IN UKRAINE AND THE FULL BLOSSOMING OF ALL IT’S MANY FLOWERS!!!