Compared to Hitler

Yesterday I learned a new (to me) law. It’s called Godwin’s Law.

Godwin’s Law: as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

We all know that when an argument heats up, the arguers tend to attack one another. A well-timed Nazi comparison immediately shines black light on the opposing position, while indirectly calling anyone who holds that position a Hitler.

Attacking your opponent is one thing. Just please don’t attack with a Hitler/Nazi comparison. You lose credibility when you do, even if the comparison is accurate.

Hitler, like sports, is too cliche for comparison. :>)

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