Published: mic (January 28, 2014
Back in 1990, American attorney and author Mike Godwin observed that political discussions (particularly those that occurred online) were oversaturated with Nazi analogies. This gave birth to the expression “Godwin’s Law,” which argues that anyone who compares a political adversary to Nazis without sound reasoning automatically forfeits the debate.
Flash forward to last Friday, when venture capitalist Tom Perkins wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal asserting “I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany [and] its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.'”