Left Wing “Daily Kos” Compared NRA Convention to Nazi Rally
Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1″ — that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.
Promulgated by American attorney and author Mike Godwin in 1990, Godwin’s Law originally referred, specifically, to Usenet newsgroup discussions. It is now applied to any threaded online discussion, such as Internet forums, chat rooms and blog comment threads, as well as to speeches, articles and other rhetoric.
In 2012, “Godwin’s Law” became an entry in the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
It looks like the conversation about gun rights has gone on long enough for the writers at the left leaning Daily Kos. In a recent article they wrote,
Wayne LaPierre and Sarah Palin at the National Rifle Association is what an American Nazi Party rally would sound like if Germany had won the war. The flag, the cross, the obsession over the danger posed to the ruling class by violent minorities and the warning that arming yourself to the teeth in order to prevent the demise of the very nation at the hands of those violent minorities, the petty mocking of the rule of law and mocking of the quaint sensibilities of those who would not commit crimes against the nation’s enemies. There’s nothing Godwin about it, this is what it would look like. Does look like, in certain meeting halls and convention centers.
So I guess patriotism and the desire to be able to effectively protect oneself are now considered to be Nazi ideals. Right.
Of course, we can’t take too much the Daily Kos says seriously, but the piece does show how low the anti-gun crowd is willing to sink in order to attempt to alienate people from the gun rights crowd.