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One of my favorite new rules is Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies, which states the following: “As a…discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”
In South Africa, it was discussions about apartheid that grew longest. “The apartheid government was a truly fascist regime,” claimed one friend. “I mean, from the pass laws to the militarism to the ugly brutalist architecture….” And another: “It was like Germany in the 30s. Decent people just got caught up in apartheid, and they didn’t know how to stop it.”
Heroin also = Hitler, I guess.
(See also Reductio ad Hitlerum.)
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