As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (i.e. certainty).
There's a garden-variety conservative-liberal debate
going on at Nashville Is Talking
, which has inevitably lead to said analogies, but I do want to highlight one of the more creative instances of Godwin's rule in effect that I have seen. It was posted by Alan at No Rest
We are all different people with different opinions and I refused to be buried in a dark hole because of mine. This is America, not a chapter from Mein Kampf.
The judges award that manuever a 9.5 for original use of the analogy that doesn't insult the intelligence of the audience. It may signal the end of the debate, but Alan finishes strong.
Actually the end was much sooner than Alan's comment when Kevin (of NashvilleIs) wrote:ReplyDelete
"Glen and A.C. and their ilk are dangerous people because their thought processes are much like the zealous Germans of the early Nazi reign."