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Reply #1: I knew it wasn't an actual law. Godwin's law has no real signifance. [View All]

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-13-13 03:14 PM
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1. I knew it wasn't an actual law. Godwin's law has no real signifance.
Edited on Wed Nov-13-13 03:15 PM by Enthusiast
People would spout off about Godwin's law anytime someone noted a valid parallel in our world today with Nazi Germany. This was no different than yelling, "La la la!" to stifle any discussion. They frequently say, "This is disrespectful to those that died in the Holocaust." But it isn't disrespectful to those that died in the Holocaust. If anything it reminds us that the Nazis didn't start out dragging Jews and others off to the gas chambers. It started with the same sort of inflammatory rhetoric we hear in the USA today. Certain groups were targeted as scape goats by the loud mouth Nazis. It is no coincidence that several of the target groups are the same targets of the far right in the USA today. We ignore history at our peril.
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