The Fallacy Of Invoking Godwin’s Law

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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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