Because you can’t compare anything to Nazi

Why not, Nazi lite: Mussolini,…

Maybe there’s another word for it.  But to me (and to some others, for somewhat different reasons), it looks like Trump is selling an updated, Americanized version of old-school Italian fascism that is quite distinct from modern Republican orthodoxy.  And, at least right now, Republican voters are buying it.  That’s an interesting, important, and worrisome development in American politics.

Godwin’s law is this:  As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.  

Godwin’s corrollary is this: You can’t compare anyone to Hitler or the Nazi, you know, because that’d be gauche, but so long as your political party has exactly one really bad candidate, Fascism comparisons are fair game.

About gary

  • He expended so many words and is so wrong, that I just didn’t feel like bothering with a reply over there. It’s so pathetic and humorous.

    Under normal circumstances they’d be railing against a GOP candidate for wanting to kill Social Security and not supporting some kind of universal healthcare. But now it’s evidence of fascism. And tariffs. I’m not the biggest student of history, but I vaguely recall that prior to the income tax the federal government received most of it’s revenue from tariffs. George Washington? Fascist!

  • ad fascistiium fail.

    Only bested by the argumentum ad Hitlerum.