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Trump Hitler Law

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Godwin's Law asserts that as soon as Adolf Hitler or Nazis are mentioned in a forum thread, then that thread is effectively ended as far as reasonable discussion is concerned.

A new "law" is proposed in addition to Godwin's Law, but substitutiing "Donald Trump" for "Adolf Hitler".

8th of 7, Jun 06 2016

Trump + Hitler = Hitler http://images.huffi...hitlertimefaux1.jpg
[xenzag, Jun 06 2016]

"Everybody I Don't Like Is Hitler" http://imgur.com/SjQclIQ
A child's guide to online political discussion. [doctorremulac3, Mar 20 2017]


       By mentioning Hitler, Trump and (meta) Godwin's Law in the idea body, is this entire idea //effectively ended as far as reasonable discussion is concerned// ?
mitxela, Jun 06 2016

       Given that Trump and Hitler are identical and interchangeable in every way, there has to be some way to permanently separate them. Perhaps Hitler could somehow get Trump's Mexican friends to build another wall, to keep them from constantly being in each other's company, though it would be a shame to see them kept apart.
xenzag, Jun 06 2016

       Isn't it odd how you never see Trump and Hitler together at the same time ?   

       // is this entire idea //effectively ended as far as reasonable discussion is concerned// //   

       That's just the sort of thing Nazis would say, [mit]...
8th of 7, Jun 06 2016

       I think there's a new one born every generation. Sort of like an anti dalai lama.
RayfordSteele, Jun 06 2016

       He also loved dogs, made the trains run on time, and opposed the sale of Indulgences by the Catholic church ... what's not to like ?
8th of 7, Jun 07 2016

       What [RayfordSteele] said. It's light versus dark. Been there since the dawn of time. No light without dark, no dark without light. Bingo. And I didn't even mention either assholes.
blissmiss, Jun 07 2016

       Thankfully looks like we get spared the Sanders Lenin comparison
theircompetitor, Jun 07 2016

       In Germany, I suspect the trains already ran on time.   

       History-of-ideas footnote: I believe the origin of Godwin's Law can be traced back to Adorno's "Negative Dialectic" (Frankfurt 1966). This book gave Nazism the status of a sort of metaphysical absolute, so that, thereafter, ethics could be defined on a foundation of "anything but that". With hindsight, the path from there to "You're the Nazi!" "No, you are!" should, perhaps, have been predicted.
pertinax, Jun 07 2016

       Colonel Sanders looks nothing like John Lennon. Not even the same style of glasses. Can't sing, either.
RayfordSteele, Jun 07 2016

       True, tho his lyrics aren't bad. But overall, as a group they'd have been nowhere without McCartney.   

       // dark without light. //   

       <incipient pedantry>   

       Actually, that's exactly what dark is, because ...   

       <recalls [bliss]'s tennis-playing style and resolution not to provoke her>   

       </incipient pedantry>
8th of 7, Jun 07 2016

       I actually thought about that myself, but then thought no one would notice and said it anyway. Ha.
blissmiss, Jun 07 2016

       I'm still on for a crowd-funded shutdown of twitter until the next election...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 19 2017

       Reagan, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Bush1, Bush 2, Clinton1, Fillmore, Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt 1, Roosevelt 2. Only one of these makes me want to slightly upchuck.   

       But not gonna write the T word, No Nope ain't gonna do it. Back, Back, I say.
popbottle, Mar 19 2017

       No Eisenhower? Isn't that the last president we can all agree on? Yes? No? Kicked ass in warfare but warned of the military industrial complex. Build the highway system as a national project but was a big time capitalist. Screwed up the U2 thing but other than that did about as good as I've ever seen a president do.   

       In fact, I've never heard anybody who doesn't like Ike. Maybe we should have somebody run on a "What would Ike do?" platform.
doctorremulac3, Mar 19 2017

       I see Trump more like litmus paper. In itself its intrinsically mediocre, but dip it into an administration and it soon highlights any colossal fuckup in any governmental department or agency anywhere because the focus is on anything Trump interacts with.   

       He's a bit like the Bernie in Weekend at Bernie's.   

       ... and a lot of people feel they can be superior to a corpse. I think that covers many political narratives. Can we start telling real news again now ?
bigsleep, Mar 19 2017

       No, those days are past.   

       "O brave new world, which has such features in it !"   

       // Kicked ass in warfare //   

       Debatable. Ike was a coalition leader, not a field commander; he did the job well enough, but through capable subordinates, not personally.   

       Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein described him as "Nice bloke, not a soldier."
8th of 7, Mar 19 2017

       Well, by today's standards let's put it this way:   

       He didn't fuck it up.   

       I'll settle for that in this day and age.
doctorremulac3, Mar 20 2017

       Which will promote more mental growth - Why did that conversation suddenly go dead because of some strange rule? or Strange, that fact, that supports their feeling of the argument, isn't one I have heard before.
wjt, Mar 22 2017

       We suggest that it is called the Tindale Index, in memory of the late Ian Tindale.
8th of 7, Apr 03 2017

       Well, maybe it could be the Eladnit Index, in memory of the late Ian Tindale.
8th of 7, Apr 03 2017


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