You know the rule - all debate ends when it gets to Hitler.
This goes for any debate; if you're tempted to make comparisons to Hitler or Nazis or the Holocaust, you need to stop and re-examine what you're doing.
LuigiMaster: It's especially depressing too that I looked up to you and you react like a fucking Nazi.
Robert The Small: Because making fun of someone is equal to killing jews.
—A M.U.G.E.N Genesis Forum Conversation
"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'"
—George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language", 1946
"As soon as you label me, or anyone, a bigot, with nothing to support such a toxic charge, you lose the argument. "
There have always been and will always be celebrities who are famous for nothing. The fact that they exist tends to baffle and infuriate industrious people, but that's a good thing — uniting in our disgust of objectively terrible people is how we won World War II.
Informant: General, Italian forces have entered Egypt.
General: As I expected. This is a foolish move by Mussolini, but like Hitler he will no doubt force his commanders to—
Informant: Hey, Godwin's Law.
General: Dammit. *beat* You know, this may become a problem.
''I was waiting to see how long it would take the increasingly hysterical fans on the Wilco site to mention Volkswagen’s checkered past. It happened on page 11 of the thread and then flared up big time...
Oh. My. God. Jeff Tweedy IS a Nazi!! Oh crap, now I see that the people condemning him were absolutely right, he has sold us all out! I bet marrying my Jewish sister was just a ruse to further his white supremacist agenda. All that liberal twaddle he spouts at his concerts is just a front ... Dammit, that’s the last time that turncoat comes to our Yom Kippur services!...Have I ruined my chance to get a free Volkswagen?''
Krebs: In most countries of the world your name is synonymous with pure evil. In Germany itself it is basically illegal to say your name out loud. Few would argue that you remain the most infamous and ruthless dictator the world has ever seen.
Hitler: I don't care about that shit. I want to know what the Americans think about me.
Krebs: Mein Führer... The people...
Jodl: The people in America call everybody they disagree with "Hitler" to the point that it's completely trite and meaningless.
Hitler: Do you have any idea how hard I have worked!? To become the most singularly evil person to have lived!? To be, for generations to come, the most feared and repellent figure on Earth!? I cannot believe this shit. Tell me what these fucking Americans are saying. What, do you think you need to protect me? That I can't handle it? I am the Prince of Darkness! I was belched from the fiery depths of hell!
Bugdorf: The Democrats call conservative activists "brownshirts" and claim they wear Swastikas!
Hitler: Fucking hell! The people with those little "Don't Tread On Me" flags?
Bugdorf: And everybody draws your little moustache on their political opponents.
Hitler: You cannot be fucking serious. I have been wearing this ridiculous thing for years... So that it might be the very symbol of evil! Not some convenient talisman for unthinking Americans. What good is it being this boundlessly evil? Systematically killing everybody who disagrees with you just to be turned into a cartoon character like fucking Lex Luthor!? To think I could have had a normal moustache all along like Stalin! I have had it with these Americans. If they cannot tell the difference between a genocidal maniac and those fucking teabaggers they can all go to hell!
— Hitler finds out Americans are calling each other Nazis (a ''Downfall Gag Sub where Hitler's goons inform him about his Villain Decay at the hands of American protesters using this trope)
I realize that you're just stating an opinion, but what you're doing is going back to World War II all over again. Hitler wanting to erase Jews from society — you want to erase Justin Bieber...
"I mean, that's the morality of the Holocaust. 'Well, it's only a small percentage,' you know. 'I mean, it's not you, it's somebody else.'"
— Grover Norquist, on the inheritance tax.
"I can't imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation."
—Cardinal Roger Mahony on the Arizona immigration law.
"And what hyperbolic discussion is complete without bringing in Hitler?"
—Cracked, 6 Innocent-Sounding Topics That Are Guaranteed Flame Wars" (4 of the examples have Godwin's Law demonstrations!)
"Hitler was a good person among his friends (if he had any), maybe he didn't mean to do what he did as well?"
—A YouTube comment in response to David Beckham's defense of Thierry Henry's handball.
Re, re, re your post,
Gently down the thread
Hitler and Stalin and Godwin and Nazis
Now the horse is dead...
— "ClassicDrogn", on the Drunkard's Walk Forums, 2/26/06
Ratbert: I'm debating on the internet! Ha ha! I'm winning every argument by saying the same thing!
Dilbert: What's that?
Ratbert: "How would you like it if Hitler killed you?"
Dilbert: (annoyed) Hey, I debated you last night!
— Dilbert, 10-28-2006
This conversation proves that the only thing dumber than an argument on the internet is the same argument in real life.
You're Hitler. Don't argue with me. I know you have an overwhelming urge to invade Poland right now.
"Whatever its claims, Queen isn't here just to entertain. This group has come to make it clear exactly who is superior and who is inferior. Its anthem, "We Will Rock You," is a marching order: you will not rock us, we will rock you. Indeed, Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band. The whole thing makes me wonder why anyone would indulge these creeps and their polluting ideas."
—Dave Marsh, in his review of Jazz by Queen, Rolling Stone, Feb. 6, 1979
Hitler: We must rid ourselves of ze Jews. We will go after their businesses, burn their synagogues. We will move them into ghettos and ultimately death camps, killing millions.
Officer: So it will be like in 2014 when someone isn't nice to a rich guy?
Hitler: That would be ze most appropriate comparison I could think of, yes.
Duncan: This is outrageous, Angus, you're just trying to lead me into the sort of self-incriminating argument that frankly wouldn't be out of place in one of Stalin's show trials.
Angus: I take exception to that, that's the sort of meaningless smear used by Goebbels under the Third Reich.
Duncan: You're like Stalin.
Angus: You are Hitler.
From The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jon: You know who was Hitler?... Hitler!
— On Hitler references
It's "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", except there's just one degree, and Kevin Bacon is Hitler.
Don't have time to make a protest sign? We've got you covered. We have "I disagree with you but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler"...
— Announcing the Rally to Restore Sanity.
Jon:...wait, your advice for my rally to restore sanity is to copy Hitler!?!
Larry Wilmore: Hey, that's what they're gonna call you anyway!
— On points of style for mass rallies.
"See? Y'see what he did right there? He set up the moral equivalency between ending the filibuster and...the HOLOCAUST!"
"Please stop calling people 'Hitler' when you disagree with them. It demeans you, it demeans your opponent, and, to be honest, it demeans Hitler. That guy worked too many years, too hard, to be that evil, to have any Tom, Dick, and Harry come along and say, 'hey, you're bein' Hitler.' No, you know who was Hitler? Hitler!"
— Jon Stewart
"Previously the Mormons had been denominating Indians to be the 'Lost Tribes of Israel'. Hitler is kidnapping them."
—John Collier, on Goebbels' claim that the Sioux were Aryan