View Full Version : Just a referance for Godwin's Law,in case it comes up.

23 Apr 2015, 04:44

In General:
It is generally accepted that whoever is the first to play the "Hitler card" has lost the argument as well as any trace of respect, as having to resort to comparing your adversary to the most infamous mass-murdering dictator in history generally means you've run out of better arguments. Thus, once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's law.

It does discuss the concept in a bit more detail,interesting read,and perhaps a way to explain the "Rule" to the uninformed.

26 Apr 2015, 07:17
Oh trust me, I've been on plenty of political forums. Godwin's law is put into use probably at least once per day, and probably much more at times. That being said, it typically doesn't end the debate right there, but does make some eyes roll. ;3

26 Apr 2015, 12:08
Around these parts Godwin's Law comes with a side of nazi kittens. We just try to be a bit different around here. :o

26 Apr 2015, 12:11
KITTENS!!!!!! quick call Gleb......

26 Apr 2015, 12:47
Doing that is also super offensive to anyone who actually had to live through that time and place in history, or deal with any of the aftermath.

26 Apr 2015, 13:18
Just this morning, I saw that "Twilight Zone" episode starring a very young Dennis Hopper, where Hitler's ghost talks to him, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He%27s_Alive and I thought about the Godwin's Law thing.

29 Apr 2015, 13:06
I think about it a lot, to be honest, because as a German, the comparisons naturally come up. I try to keep it relevant to the discussion (I think it's really disrespectful to throw those comparisons around lightly or ignorantly), but it's always something that's there. Like, if we're talking about the horrors of war or why I think right-wing nationalism is creepy or something like that.