The inventor of "Godwin's Law," Mike Godwin, approves of Nazi comparisons when discussing Trump.
He advises us to "know what we're talking about."
Well, before I lost my library, I used to have a floor-to-ceiling double-wide bookcase brimming with books about the rise of Nazism in Germany, World War II, and the persistence of fascism after the war. If I met Mike Godwin face-to-face in a game of "Trivial Pursuit -- Adolf Edition," I bet I could whup his ass. Thus, I feel qualified to offer...
CANNON'S LAW: Any lengthy discussion of Trumpism which does not refer to fascism is naive.
On a related note: Donald Trump's pick for the DHS is terrifying.
When Trump was tweeting that the election was going to be stolen from him, David Clarke called for riots. But when peaceful
protests erupted in Baltimore after the election, Clarke called for the National Guard and tear gas. What a fucking hypocrite!
Worse, he thinks that this country holds perhaps a million people who should be sent to Gitmo for the sin of using "jihadi rhetoric" online. A million?
I'm pretty sure that this guy defines "jihadi rhetoric" broadly enough to include the things that you and I and all other Trump opponents are likely to say.
I can't believe that this is happening. For decades, Chicken Littles have screamed "Fascism is coming!" or "fascism is here!" every time Congress passed a law that someone didn't like. People reflexively reached for the F-word every time some nitwit mayor sought to impost a nitwit regulation (such as that nonsense about the size of soft drinks).
And now...here it is. The real
thing. The beast has roared back to life, during my lifetime, in my home country.