Trump Deranged Salon Goes Full Godwin

Trump Deranged Salon Goes Full Godwin

Trump Deranged Salon Goes Full Godwin

The leftwing website Salon has had a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome for a while now, but they just went Full Godwin by comparing Trump to Hitler. And as everyone who surfs the internet knows, when you bring up Hitler, you’ve lost the argument.

Salon must either lack self-awareness or they’re so full of themselves that they think going Godwin makes their case. Either way, Salon published an article on Friday entitled:

“Psychologist John Gartner: Two years ago I compared Trump to Hitler. People didn’t believe me.” 

I’d add that most normal people still don’t buy that bullshit, but hey, you be you, John Gartner. Because this is how you get more Trump.

The article starts with writer Chauncey Devega foaming about Trump’s 2020 re-election kickoff rally in Orlando. He ridiculed the attendees at the rally as members of his “political cult.”

“For Trump’s supporters and other members of his political cult, white rage, violence, bigotry, nativism and lies are entertaining, cathartic and even life-affirming.”

He continued:

“Trump wallowed in racist lies about threatening and dangerous “illegal aliens” and how the Democrats want to let them run amok, raping, killing and otherwise preying upon “real Americans” — primarily meaning white women.”

We could ask California police officer Ronil Singh about those so-peaceful illegals, but he’s dead, thanks to an illegal alien (yes, I said alien) with gang connections.

Devega also insulted half of America:

“One cannot be a good person and continue to support Donald Trump. This is especially true of Trump’s most devoted acolytes.”

He says this because he truly believes he is not only smarter, but morally superior to anyone who would vote for Donald Trump. Even if they might hold their nose in the voting booth.

To back up his contention, he interviewed John Gartner, a former psychiatry professor who claims that “Trump’s poor mental health is grounds for impeachment.”


Credit: Lloyd Kinsley/Bēhance/CC-NC-ND-4.0.

And this is where the Salon article went Full Godwin.

“Two years ago I was comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. People didn’t believe me. They thought I was being hyperbolic, exaggerating.”

Well, we do think you are a nut for saying that stuff. But I guess it’s because we’re not “good persons.”

And, not to be outdone by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Gartner said this:

“They couldn’t believe that Trump would build concentration camps. Well, he is doing it now.”

But then he explained himself:

“They’re not death camps, but the definition of a concentration camp is where you are concentrating one element of the population that you consider to be undesirable and therefore need to be segregated and imprisoned.”

You mean like FDR and his Executive Order 9066, which in 1942 placed about 117,000 Japanese into camps — most of whom were American citizens? That kind of concentration camp?

Besides, what should America do when hundreds of thousands of people flood the southwest border? Where should they stay? At a Holiday Inn Express?

Devega also worries about Trump ordering “a wave of domestic terrorism,” and that right now “many of these plans are likely already in motion.”

Hold on, aren’t we told that conspiracy kooks reside on the right? Carry on, Salon.

Gartner agreed, saying:

“Under Donald Trump America is heading towards greater violence. I have no doubt about it.”

You mean like with These Guys? These white supremacists? Oh, wait. . .

By going Full Godwin, Chauncey Devega and John Gartner are not out to convince anyone to the rightness of their cause. Instead, they’re congratulating themselves on being superior humans compared to those knuckle-dragging Trump supporters. Are you opposed to open borders? You’re a bigot. Do you oppose abortion? Then you’re a misogynist. And if you’re a traditional Christian who believes homosexual practice is a sin, then you’re like the toothless wonders in Taylor Swift’s insipid new video.

In short, they’re better than you, and you need to know that. Live it, love it, learn it.

Now you and I know that if Trump hasn’t burned the place down yet, it’s not likely that he will. In fact, I found myself agreeing with David Marcus of The Federalist, who wrote:

“I had deep and serious existential concerns about what a Trump presidency would do to the country. It was almost a year into his presidency that I came to terms with the fact that Trump has not burned America to the ground. I still disagree with him on some things, and cringe at some of his comments, but no, the sky is not falling, and I had to finally admit that.”

Like Marcus, I also cringe at Trump’s tweets and comments. And I don’t like to watch his rallies — they’re too much like a Roman coliseum. Besides, if I want to watch gladiators, I’d rather watch Russell Crowe. But will I vote for Trump in 2020? You bet. He may give me heartburn, but he’s not Hitler. And I don’t go Full Godwin.


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  • CaptDMO says:

    But;….but….I NEED to hear what Don Lemon has to say about it!

  • Scott says:

    “but the definition of a concentration camp is where you are concentrating one element of the population”.. In that one sentance alone, the ex-perfesser proves he’s an idiot.. Illegals are NOT “one element of the population” (which the Americans of Japanese decent imprisoned by the DEMOCRAT president FDR were, as you pointed out), they are ILLEGAL INVADERS! A much more accurate description would be prison camps, which are places where in fact you isolate those who have broken the laws of your country…

    • GWB says:

      which the Americans of Japanese decent imprisoned by the DEMOCRAT president FDR were
      There were an AWFUL LOT of actual Japanese citizens in those camps, though.
      And FDR did offer a way out of the camps for citizens: a loyalty oath. (You might disagree with the method, but there was a way out.)

      • Scott says:

        Fair enough GWB, though I still think that by the definition given by this goofball ex-perfesser, those camps were closer to “concentration camps” than what we use for illegals

  • GWB says:

    He says this because he truly believes he is … morally superior
    It’s a RELIGION. Of course he’s morally superior to you heathens, apostates and heretics!
    (Oh, wait…. Did we decide last time whether Chauncey was male, female, or something else?)

    But I guess it’s because we’re not “good persons.”
    Don’t confuse the author with the guy he’s interviewing. I think the psych(o) is the one that said the Hitler thing, while Chauncey is the one who wrote about our moral failings. I think.

    the definition of a concentration camp is where you are concentrating one element of the population
    Hey, d*ckw*d, they’re NOT an “element of the population”! That’s sorta the WHOLE FRIGGIN’ POINT! They are INVADERS.
    (Don’t even bother with the FDR comparisons – like water off a duck’s back with these folks.)

    Trump ordering “a wave of domestic terrorism,”
    To reverse the old adage: Just because somebody might really be out to get you doesn’t mean you aren’t PARANOID.

    Instead, they’re congratulating themselves on being superior humans compared to those knuckle-dragging Trump supporters.
    It’s a RELIGION.
    I feel like I’m repeating myself here. “Bigot” is their magic word that turns away the evil creatures of the night.

    if I want to watch gladiators
    Do you like gladiator movies, Jimmy? *cough*

    Chauncey is a mentally deranged individual, in a cult full of mentally deranged individuals, that will go “full Che” if given the opportunity. Ignorance is their witness, intolerance is their tool, and woke bludgeons in the hands of a mob their weapon of choice.
    A whiff of grapeshot may, in the end, be the only way of dealing with these folks.

  • Cameron says:

    I know it’s immature but I’m giggling like a madman at that Pikachu picture.

  • Wozzup says:

    ““They couldn’t believe that Trump would build concentration camps. Well, he is doing it now.”

    …………..and as we all know Trump has already invaded Poland.,_Poland

    What’s that – he was invited? Really. Oh well nix that – but let’s not forget, only a couple of weeks ago he invaded France.

    Oh wait, he was invited there foo….. damn I am giving up on this anti Trump stuff it’s just too tough to get the evidence on him. I think I will just go back and rejoin the flat earth society.

  • Matthew W says:

    I have been saying for a few years now “Modern American Liberalism is a mental illness.” Every day there are more examples that THEY provide !
    “trump is Hitler!”
    Really, prove it.
    All they can do is spew is gibberish and nonsense.

  • Hate_me says:

    I agree with the article, but Godwin’s Law is a flawed fallacy. Accurate comparisons could be drawn between Antifa and the Brownshirts; yet, doing so somehow invalidates the argument?

    • GWB says:

      Except that “Anti-Fa” are the Black Shirts, and were Communists, not Fascist.
      Really, they are. They even still use the logo from their 1929 confab.

  • Hate_me says:

    Yes, a comparison to the Blackshirts might be more on-point for some (I would argue) mostly cosmetic distinctions, but that does not invalidate Brownshirt comparisons – especially when predicting a similar Night of the Long Knives should their “causes” ever take power.

    Honestly, if we consider Antifa (in its modern incarnation in America) as akin to the early stages of either/both the Blackshirts or Brownshirts, it could be an interesting case-study in how revolutionary ideologies change in response to the sociopolitical climate.

  • Delayna says:

    The difference between communists and fascists is of interest to scholars, but to this average Jane on the street, they are almost indistinguishable.

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