Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Desi Godwin's Laws

Click here for Godwin's Laws :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

In an online discussion, once a comparison is made with Hitler or Nazis, the discussion dies away. The person accused of being a Nazi most often loses the argument. The accused party (accused of being a Nazi) tries to defend himself/herself from the accusation for the rest of the thread, and the accuser continues trying to prove otherwise.

In Indian blogosphere, I have seen the equivalent very often (of course, Nazis also feature). It can be called the "Desi Godwin's Law".

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Narendra Modi approaches one".

The outcome of the argument remains the same as original Godwins Laws.

The comparison between Modi and Hitler/Nazis is not at all valid or reasonable though, but still the law works in desi blogosphere. The typical seculo-commie-liberal tactic of making a mountain out of a molehill. Modi isnt entirely innocent, I must say. I suppose, the Jews did not attack the Germans first. Nazis' reason for the holocaust was racial superiority, blah blah, which was not the case in Gujarat. Here, number of people who died in Gujarat (700 odd) is a tiny fraction of the numbers (millions, AFAIK) when Nazis attacked the Jewish people. And in Gujarat, both sides lost lives, which was not the case in Nazi Germany.


Blogger barbarindian said...

The revised Desi Godwin's law brands anyone who is opposed to reservations as casteist.

Apparently I am virulently casteist whose comments must be strictly moderated at various pro-reservation sites.

May 27, 2006 8:28 PM  

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