I was going to write on this, yesterday. But, I got busy. I’m glad I waited. I don’t have to write very much.
The “law” itself isn’t all that controversial, although it has exceptions. The law states…..
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.”
Experience tells us this is true. As I said, there are exceptions. But, that’s not where the fallacy lies. It has taken a corollary which assumes the first person to make the comparison has automatically lost the discussion/argument.
This is idiotic! It hides history and attempts to invalidate legitimate arguments and comparisons. It’s a disgusting twist on the phrase It has now come to be “Never again speak of Nazi’s or Hitler, else you’ve lost the argument.” Are we to also have a Stalin axiom? Mao? Pot? What sort of sophist believes we shouldn’t understand and…
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