While sitting in my favorite bagel place today, I watched a ramshackle group of middle-aged men and women — a real low-testosterone, NPR-looking crowd — walk by carrying signs that had negative things to say about Nazis, hate, and President Trump.
It saddens me a little that there are people stupid enough to believe that the anti-Nazi message actually has to be delivered, given that essentially everyone already agrees that Nazis were evil. But then, this same group was probably waving Bernie signs a few months ago, so I suppose it’s progress that they’re rejecting at least one form of socialism (the most murderous idea in human history), given that they were embracing it so recently.
The Trump-is-a-Nazi thing isn’t likely to be as long-lived as the Trump-is-a-Russian-stooge thing was, or the Trump-hates-women thing, or the Trump-hates-Mexicans thing. It’s just too hard a sell: his son-in-law is a Jew, after all.
And then what? Godwin’s law isn’t completely without merit: once you’ve accused a man of being a Nazi sympathizer, where do you go from there? If you’re a fevered anti-Trumper bent on finding something with which to smear the man, how do you top “Nazi?”
Stay tuned. This should be good.