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  •  His use of the phrase "long knives" (6+ / 0-)

    is all I had to read to, once again, understand the soil in which Rush has his roots. It's code, whether he admits it or not. "The Night of the Long Knives" was the name given to a Nazi purge in 1934, during which Hitler's opponents were mass murdered. He could have chosen any other number of expressions to make his point, but the Nazi references come so easy to him.

    •  Godwin's Law (0+ / 0-)

      Godwin's law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies[1][2]) is an assertion made by Mike Godwin in 1990[2] that has become an Internet adage. It states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."[2][3] In other words, Godwin said that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis.

      Although in one of its early forms Godwin's law referred specifically to Usenet newsgroup discussions,[4] the law is now often applied to any threaded online discussion, such as forums, chat rooms and blog comment threads, and has been invoked for the inappropriate use of Nazi analogies in articles or speeches.[5]

      In 2012, "Godwin's Law" became an entry in the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.[6]

      I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

      by JML9999 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:08:04 PM PDT

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