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  •  'Godwin's law' wiki here (0+ / 0-)


    a good read, to me the core message is avoid it if you want to communicate, or expect it as the case may be...

    Godwin has argued that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.[5]
    While falling afoul of Godwin's law tends to cause the individual making the comparison to lose their argument or credibility, Godwin's law itself can be abused as a distraction, diversion or even as censorship, fallaciously miscasting an opponent's argument as hyperbole when the comparisons made by the argument are actually appropriate.[10] Similar criticisms of the "law" (or "at least the distorted version which purports to prohibit all comparisons to German crimes") have been made by Glenn Greenwald.[11] Some have suggested a counter axiom where a fallacious invoking of Godwin's Law results in the person automatically losing the debate.[12]
    and it's use as a tool for threadjacking is unparallelled.

    the end.

    From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!...Langston Hughes

    by KenBee on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 11:51:56 PM PDT

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