Trump is not Hitler (From Scott Adam's blog)
But everyone who does not agree with him is, as we are reminded here on a day basis.
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.
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.
[ http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/20/hitlers-phone-sells-240000/ ]
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.
Windows ME, backported from VMS.
To see all the phone calls can you check the ana.log file?
“It almost sounded like Hitler talking”
The supremacy of Der Führer as the universal target of Internet analogies is threatened.
In flame wars around the depths of the intertubes, it's less customary than it used to be to compare people to Hitler.
Seems now the game is "accuse your opponent of being a Russian bot before they accuse you of being a Russian bot."
(conversation from some time in the early 2000's)
IG: "I hope the Russians love their children too."
Ragnar: "I heard the Russians eat their children."