I love John Oliver. He received a lot of well-deserved praise for his show last week about Donald Trump. He offered a web extension that will automatically change Trump to Drumpf if you use the Chrome browser.
Oliver claims Drumpf was The Donald’s original family name. His intention is to make a Hitler comparison.
I beat Oliver to the punch last November when I did a cartoon titled Mein Trumpf.
My cartoon from last November.
Of course, Oliver has a slightly larger audience than I do. His Drumpf hats have sold out.
Godwin’s Law states that as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.
The thing is that even Mike Godwin, creator of the law, has said that some comparisons to Hitler are appropriate.
Not every bad guy is like Hitler.
But some are.
One of my readers suggests that it is wrong to compare Trumpf and Hitler, citing the death of his grandmother by the Nazis.
But the problem is that how do we know Trumpf in power would not turn out to be a murdering fascist.
He certainly walks and talks like a duck.