Godwin’s Law Applied

This is the pertinent section of Godwin’s Law:

There are many corollaries to Godwin’s law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself)[2] than others invented later.[1] For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically “lost” whatever debate was in progress. This principle itself is frequently referred to as Godwin’s Law. It is considered poor form to raise such a comparison arbitrarily with the motive of ending the thread. There is a widely recognized codicil that any such ulterior-motive invocation of Godwin’s law will be unsuccessful (this is sometimes referred to as “Quirk’s Exception”).[6]

Now, let’s apply the law:

And now you can see clearly, Nancy Pelosi has lost this debate.

Thank you.

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3 Responses to Godwin’s Law Applied

  1. Dana says:

    Heh. Poor Nancy. Desperation is so unbecoming.

  2. Phelps says:

    Meh. I’m a purist. To me, Godwin’s Law is mathematical, in that the longer a thread goes on, the more likely it becomes that one side or the other will call their opponents Nazis.

    Length of thread = probability of someone being called a Nazi

  3. Dana says:

    Phelps, eventually one side becomes cornered with no reasonable argument left to press their point, as their point has been shredded. Or it devolves to Godwin accusation due to sheer exhaustion of the debate…

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