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Mark Atwood
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omahas From: omahas Date: June 10th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Yeah!

I just love people like that.

"Don't bitch and moan about your situation, because there's other people who are a lot worse off than you." That way, when we get into that worse off situation, we can bitch and moan just like them, and be upset about why we didn't bitch and moan earlier to prevent it from getting there in the first place.

Because we shouldn't bitch and moan till we get there.

Yeah, right.
sinanju From: sinanju Date: June 10th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, Yeah!

Or maybe the message is a little more subtle. Like, "Don't pretend that an administration making political decisions you don't like is functionally and morally equivalent to _real_ Nazis and _real_ tyrants of the murderous sort." It doesn't convince anybody and it debases the political conversation. Godwin's law applied to the real world, in other words.

After all, if Bush is Hitler now, what are you gonna call him if he _really_ starts acting like Hitler? You've already dialed your rhetoric up to 11.
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