Remember when a question like: "Hey, did you ever notice that Charlie Chaplin and Oliver Hardy had the same moustache as Hitler?" might get a response like, "wow, you're right", or "yes I have" or "that's freaky"? That same question now, in our Age of Outrage Over Everything, is more likely to provoke some idiot to say, "how dare you compare Chaplin and Hardy to Hitler? Hitler killed millions of people. The other two were just comedians who only made people laugh!" even when that is not the comparison being made.
The Age of Outrage Over Everything has produced eager disciples ready to find the offense in any situation..........and if there's no offense present, you simply invent one. (The rampant stupidity I have seen flourish recently [last decade] sort of takes the sting out of living in the period of Earth's 6th mass extinction event.* But maybe it's time to wipe the slate almost clean, and start over with perhaps a less dangerous species being the dominant force on the planet?)
*Stay tuned. An entire post on mass extinctions will be coming in a few days or so. Unfortunately there won't be any spanking involved BUT perhaps I'll add spanking captions to the illustrations of the various Periods of the Earth's past?