Saturday, June 13, 2009


Godwin's Law

Mike Godwin said "As a discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

The corollary being that no further progress can achieved by continuing the discussion. It's clear that much of the media believe that by simply comparing the BNP to fascists they will go away.

The mass media miss Mike Godwin's point with Godwin's Law, the value of the comparison was always in its sparing use. In the past this severed us well, but the problem is that the comparison is made so often it no longer has much value in most peoples minds.

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