Whatever Happened To Losing An Argument If You Invoke Nazis?
The comparison of Trump and Trump supporters to Hitler and Nazis serves exactly the same purpose as Godwin’s Law — to suppress speech and thought.
June 20, 2017 By Stella Morabito
Well, “Godwin’s Law” disappeared rather quickly, didn’t it? Michael Godwin cultivated the popular notion that “whoever is the first to mention Hitler in an argument, loses the argument,” in a 1990s meme that grew in strength over the years, right up until Donald Trump was elected president.
Today? Well, President Trump and all our immigration officials are being called Nazis because they are enforcing U.S. immigration laws. Just ask MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough, who compared them to Nazis because illegal immigrants (parents or not) are being separated from minors accompanying them during criminal processing at the border.
Many other commentators have noted that American citizen children are routinely separated…
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