Even Godwin Agrees: You Can Totally Call These Guys Nazis

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“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one,” goes the most commonly cited version of Godwin’s Law, credited to Mike Godwin.

On Sunday, Godwin himself weighed in on Facebook on the applicability of his titular law to white nationalist and neo-Nazi protesters who rallied against the pending removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. It turns out that when you wave Nazi flags and give “Sieg Heil” salutes, Godwin’s Law doesn’t so much apply to you.

Godwin noted in a comment on his Facebook post that he issued the exemption in response to a private message that said, in part, “Your adage is invoked so very often to shut down discussions about politics and social issues as soon as any comparisons to Nazism and 1930’s Germany are made, but now that videos have surfaced showing the Nazi flag being waved in the Charlottesville parade… Sir, would you please make a public statement?” Read more at Sac Bee.

{Matzav.com}

 

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