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RE: Birmingham Lib Dem - Conservative Alliance

 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 18, 2011 9:15 pm

Posted by phil
I read somewhere that any argument or debate that uses a comparison to Hitler as ultimately failed. This is known as Godwin's Law.

"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." There is a tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress".

Phil


I don't see that as a valid argument. I know several people I would compare to Hitler (some I worked for) some I would use the term Hitler for openly and I wouldn't accept that I had lost any argument in saying so.


I started out with nothing and Iv'e still got most of it left
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