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[#] Fri Feb 03 2017 20:53:24 EST from zooer

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Trump is not Hitler  (From Scott Adam's blog)

[#] Sat Feb 04 2017 08:34:07 EST from the_mgt

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But everyone who does not agree with him is, as we are reminded here on a day basis.

[#] Sat Feb 04 2017 08:34:42 EST from the_mgt

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[#] Mon Feb 06 2017 11:01:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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One important aspect of the Godwin's Lounge concept (aside from the fact that it's really fucking funny) is that we're pointing out the absurdity of Hitler comparisons by simply taking it over-the-top and overdoing it so much that it takes all of the power out of the comparison. We're very much getting there, I think.

As I've said before, it's important not to give undue power to words.

Think about it. Words like "fuck" or "shit" will get you some unapproving glances in polite company, but "nigger" will get you dragged into the HR office.
Why? Because someone decided to create a taboo, and it gave the word undue power. "Hitler" (and "fascist") are not there yet, and people have been using those words forever to try to make some sort of shock-attention point.

That's why I'm proud to use Hitler comparisons in such a ridiculously frivolous way. Desensitize everyone to it, and it loses its oomph, loses its power. Anyone who disagrees with me on this is 100% Hitler Equvalent (tm) and I can say so with the support of Mike Godwin himself.

[#] Mon Feb 06 2017 11:02:33 EST from Mike Godwin

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I'm Mike Godwin and I approve this message.

[#] Mon Feb 06 2017 11:20:28 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Richard Pryor and others tried to do that with nigger in the '78s. Unfortunately, it just became another racial dividing line. Who is ALLOWED to use a word like nigger. (Or worse, trying to differentiate between nigger and nigga.)

[#] Mon Feb 06 2017 11:36:30 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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But it can be done. The gay community defused "queer" and even took ownership of it. I think that to a certain extent there are people who *want* certain words to have that kind of power. And as long as they do, we're not on the road to unity.

We can go in one of two directions with "Hitler" (and "fascist") ... we can give those words power, or we can desensitize everyone to them.

Oh, and I fully support the removal of Antifa from the streets using Tiananmen Square style tactics.

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 11:12:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Speaking of people who are almost as evil as Mark Zuckerberg:

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Apparently the telephone set which sat on Adolf Hitler's desk and which he used during the last two years of World War II has gone on auction, and Ben Affleck bought it for $240,000.

I wonder what operating system it runs.

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 13:56:01 EST from fleeb

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Windows ME, backported from VMS.

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 16:10:47 EST from zooer

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To see all the phone calls can you check the ana.log file?

[#] Mon Feb 20 2017 17:57:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Something like that. The "analog analogue" (damn I'm clever) to Godwin's Law states that in any analog telephone conversation, the probability that the telephone handset is owned by Hitler approaches 1.

[#] Fri Sep 22 2017 10:00:12 EDT from zooer

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