In the ultimate dumbest attempt at an ‘own’, the Washington Post dug up Mike Godwin, the guy whose name was given to ‘Godwin’s Law’, which states that every argument will eventually end with accusations that the other side is literally Hitler, to argue that it’s okay to call Trump ‘Hitler’.
Mike Godwin is a leftist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which used to be a defender of free speech until it became a generic leftist lobby, has already argued numerous times before that it’s okay to call conservatives ‘Nazis’.
The Washington Post is treating Godwin saying this as a major story when it ran nearly the same exact op-ed by him in 2015, “Sure, call Trump a Nazi. Just make sure you know what you’re talking about.”
In breaking news from 2023, Godwin still thinks people he doesn’t like are Nazis 8 years later.
Coining a widely circulated meme that treats accusations of Hitler as a fallacy does not make you immune to it or above it or an authority on it.
Some people indeed are Nazis. Like actual Nazis who do still exist today. Also organizations dedicated to exterminating their racial and religious enemies, like Hamas.
And then there’s the entire lazy habit of calling people you don’t like Nazis as a casual cultural reflex to demonize them. It’s not hard to spot which school of thought Mike belongs to.
This "Volume Two" is the second half of a single collection of speeches, by all accounts a historically accurate translation, first published in 1941. Obviously needed an updated cover design when this volume was published in paperback in 2016. pic.twitter.com/ver9P7SEE9
— Mike Godwin (he/him) (@sfmnemonic) November 16, 2023
But invariably everyone eventually runs afoul of Godwin’s Law. And in a way that’s a good thing.
In an age where any agreed-upon definition of good and evil is faltering, at least most of us (70% or so) can sorta agree that Hitler and the Nazis were bad.