Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Godwin's Law

I've always been somewhat suspicious of Godwin's Law. Imagine the following scenario:

"They are acting like Nazis!"

"Ah! Godwin's Law! You lose!"

"B-but, they're herding Jews onto trains, and burning Synag--"

"What? You're still here?? You already lost by comparing them to Nazis!"

In other words, sometimes comparisons to Nazis are apt and necessary. Otherwise, what does "Never Forget" really mean?

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