Respectful Insolence

Jon Stewart on idiotic Hitler analogies

With the appearance of the Hitler Zombie twice in less than a month on this blog, Andrew Mathis was inspired to send me this YouTube video. He’s right; it’s perhaps the best commentary I’ve heard about the use of the Hitler analogy or argumentum ad Nazium to demonize one’s political opponents.

Comments

  1. #1 wamba
    August 1, 2006

    I believe you’ve achieved Godwin’s rule in the opening post. That will make for a short thread.

  2. #2 clone3g
    August 1, 2006

    That was hilarious

  3. #3 TheProbe
    August 1, 2006

    Dear Wamba:

    I suggest that you spend some time learning about the context of Godwin’s Law. Note that it requires a Hitler comparison as a form of debate. Thus, Orac’s comment is not even close.

  4. #4 TheProbe
    August 1, 2006

    BTW, here is a link to the original post of Mike Godwin:

    http://tinyurl.com/f57e7

  5. #5 wamba
    August 1, 2006

    Dear TheProbe: Medical science is making wonderful advances. I suggest you look into getting a humour implant.

  6. #6 HCN
    August 2, 2006

    TheProbe does have a sense a humor… he did laugh at my joke. (and NO!, I am not going to send him a replacement keyboard because of something I posted on misc.health.alternative.)… he is just particular on the use of Godwin (something I always goof up).
    :)

  7. #7 Kev
    August 2, 2006

    If I might be forgiven a blatant post-pimp, the subject of my latest post makes a particularly credulous use of Godwin’s Law (see referenced PDF for details).

  8. #8 Orac
    August 2, 2006

    Kev,

    Oh, I’ve seen your latest article. Ayoub is truly a loon. David Icke, anyone?

  9. #9 Warren
    May 17, 2007

    The video’s vanished from YouTube, but there’s a playable version here:

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0605/jon_stewart_holo.php3