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Mort Laitner

A Corollary to Godwin’s Law

I wear a “Trump-is-Hitler” tool on my utility belt.

This blunt instrument of conversation destruction is a means of making Trumpers shut the  f— up.

I hate wasting my time talking to the brainwashed.

And as we’re all aware, conversations with zombies are phenomenal wastes of time and energy. These delusional supporters of Von Shitz In Pants, think they can get us to drink the Kool-Aid.

How naïve do they think we are?

But before I go to the frig to get a cold, sweet drink, I wonder, “Who do I give credit to for creating this useful tool?”

But before I Google it, I spot a blog about a guy named Mike Godwin. He’s the guy who created the original form of the concept way back in 1990.

And of course, he named it, “Godwin’s Law.”

And here it is:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches..

And here’s what Wiki says about Mike, “Godwin believes the ubiquity of such comparisons trivializes the Holocaust, which he finds regrettable. He has since made it clear that, in his opinion, the alt-right, especially the participants in the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, deserve comparisons to the Nazis. He has also stated in the press several times, from 2015 to 2023, that informed comparison of US presidential candidate Donald Trump to Hitler could be valid.”

Could be valid!

You jest. Of course, it’s valid.

It’s not only valid but Godwin’s law deserves a corollary.

And as a humble blogger, I’ll write that corollary and name it after myself.

I’ll have my own eponym.

So here’s, Laitner’s law:

At the moment when one determines they’re speaking to a Trump supporter, they shall say, ‘Did you know that Donald J. Trump is another Hitler?’ And if the Trumper has the audacity to continue speaking after you’ve dropped the ‘H’ bomb, you say, ‘And the Republican party is nothing but a bunch of Nazis.’ And if you hear another peep out of their mouth, you finish them off with, “The last thing this nation needs is a Hitler and a bunch of Nazis running the country.

Wow, now that’s a law to be proud of.

Of course, I expect Wikipedia to credit me by adding this law to its lexicon.

And to my readers, I say, “Give it a try, you’ll be surprised how well it works.”

About the Author
Florida's Jewish short-story writer, speaker, film producer and retired attorney. He has authored, "A Hebraic Obsession", "The Hanukkah Bunny" and "The Greatest Gift." He produced an award-winning short film entitled, "The Stairs". Movie can be viewed on my TOI blog. ChatGPT says, Mort is known for his works that often explore themes of love, loss, and the human connection. Laitner has published several books , including “A Hebraic Obsession.” His writing style is characterized by its emotional depth and introspection. Laitner’s works have garnered praise for their heartfelt expression and keen insight into the human experience.
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