Curtis Coleman and Godwin’s law.

Says GOP Senate candidate Curtis Coleman:

“Embryonic stem cell research is taking the concept of taking a life and using it to conduct experiments so we can temporarily extend somebody else’s life. Let me tell you what I just described. I just described what the Nazis did to the Jews in the death camps of WWII.”

And yet again, we find that a government program is being compared to Nazi Germany. As Godwin’s law implies, every person and thing in politics gets compared to Nazis in general and/or Hitler in particular eventually. Here is an interesting examination of this phenomenon. As the author of that piece notes: “Everyone calls everyone a Nazi when they want to win a debate.”

I suppose it’s good that everyone is still so horrified by the atrocities of the Nazis that they keep worrying about it. Still, I can’t help but wonder if, as Godwin warned, this trivializes the magnitude of their crimes.

I will close with a quote that is often attributed to Senator Huey Long:

“When Fascism comes to America, it will be under the name of anti-Fascism.”

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  1. I prefer this quote…“…since few people can afford to travel outside the country for adult stem cell treatments, ESC-crazed America, the Bangladesh of stem cells, with its focus on “treatment useless” embryonic research, and 4-8 years behind the rest of the world on available adult stem cell treatments, has become exactly that, a death row prison cell for those suffering from so-called untreatable diseases.”from SCREW THE EMBRYOS, THEY'RE IRRELEVANT!http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/screw-the-embryos-they%e2%80%99re-irrelevant/

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