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  •  Godwin's Law is an outmoded concept. (1+ / 0-)
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    your neighbor

    Originally, people would compare things to hitler for easy shock value and as an example of an extreme negative. Now, every time I hear it, it just makes me think whoever used it doesn't really know how bad things really are...

    Worse than hitler is not knowing that the evils of the world are comparable to him, just not done by a single person or regime.

    "All I have left is pain and hope-- Hope that the pain will fade away..."

    by Cofcos on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:23:07 AM PST

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    •  I think you mean "quaint." (1+ / 0-)
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      It holds up pretty well-- folks who jump for the facile comparison really do have nothing.

      sig deleted before the great DK4 deluge. you all know what it says anyway.

      by khereva on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:43:13 AM PST

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      •  Godwin is facile as well. (2+ / 0-)
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        Cofcos, your neighbor

        Folks who jump at that phrase -- like throwing out "ad hom" imprecisely, and the entire list from the wikipedia page of logical fallacies -- rarely have anything to offer.

        Calling Godwin is exactly at the level of yelling out Hitler in a theatre (is it burning? is the manager named Stalin? what if one of the patrons yells out "Sarah Palin is a cretin"?)

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