Godwin's Law

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Godwin's Law

(usenet, humour)
"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. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups. However there is also a widely recognised codicil that any intentional triggering of Godwin's Law in order to invoke its thread-ending effects will be unsuccessful.

[Jargon].
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A corollary of "Godwin's Rule of Hitler Analogies" is that rendering a Nazi comparison ends a debate.
The Nazi comparison amounted to a major escalation of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
I also note the outcry at the Nazi comparison. Are you quitters really so naive as to believe that cannot happen again but in the UK next time.
With less than 24 hours before voters head to the polls to decide if Britain will remain in the European Union, the debate grew even more toxic Wednesday with a Nazi comparison thrown into a campaign that has been full of mudslinging and name-calling.
The latest public figure to find himself in the news for making a Nazi comparison is none other than Prince Charles, who on a visit to Canada made an offhand remark likening Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to Hitler's annexation of Poland.
Nazi comparison: Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (photo) last week compared the Iranian regime to Nazi Germany.
Now, some liberals begin to express shock at what the army is capable of, as if thousands cheering on an arrogant, disingenuous and parasitic military establishment wasn't sign of things to come, the Nazi comparison has been turned on its head.
The remarks came when he was making another Nazi comparison by discussing the similarities between the reaction to President Barack Obama's policies and the reaction to Adolf Hitler's.
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) for using a Nazi comparison when discussing America's treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.
Well, at least he meant the Nazi comparison in a bad way, sorta.
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These are ways to insinuate that Boris is the new Hitler without actually mentioning Hitler, although Lammy has been free and easy with making Nazi comparisons in the past and to imply that Brexit is similar to the rise of Fascism in the 1930s.