As we know, wherever you encounter an argument, where one side is advocating the side of less aggression and the other has a differing stance for whatever reason, the title Nazi is bound to come up.
Obviously, the first one to use it had the shock effect on his side, which may have helped to drive home their point of view, or at least scored some public opinion points. But, as is the case with all shock methods, they get dull very fast, and quickly becomes counter productive.
Now, we do want to pepper our conversations and arguments with analogies, and to illustrate our mindset by drawing comparisons. So, how about starting a list of alternative villains so we have other choices to use, rather than Hitler and Nazis. For good measure, we might want to omit the communists as well.
King Henry VIII
Czar Nicholai the nth
What was so shlecht about King Henry VIII?
I was always more of a Talmid of Moore’s Law.
C’mon, could you imagine little ‘hareidei’ kids chasing after Israeli police “Paroh, Paroh!”. It simply doesn’t have the same ring.
Goodwin’s Law makes sense. When we hate someone, we will compare them to the worst even though it might not apply.