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#61 Som

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:49

Wow oh wow, this might be the worst one yet. I'm not an Obama supporter, and I even think comparing him to Hitler is incredibly laughable. This makes less sense than when people try to label him a Socialist. :no:


two things that always bugged me ....


1 ... if he was a socialist....why would you care, its not a bad thing
2 ... if he was a muslim ... why would you care, its not a bad thing


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:58

sad to see that this potential big discussion is reduced on the form of a logo/symbol. i absolutely cant stand the tea party and im still convinced that their acting cost mitt the election, but they are right with some things that there are parallels between what hitler did and what obama is doing. some could argue that there have been good aspects in dictatorships, health and education for example, also in eastern germany, but how could you say if it comes in a "nice" form. and if you oppose anything obama does you are a racist immediately.
to make it short: i always prefered individual choice and freedom over some - some dubious - organisations for the mass.


Exactly.

The "Hitlerian comparison" is resisted because of the BAD that happened under his rule. Never mind the good (including a well-designed national highway system - the Autobahnen - that was such a marvel that no less than Dwight David Eisenhower pilfered the idea and moved it lock, stock, and barrel to the United States); the BAD outweighed the good to such a degree that such comparisons are despised even by other dictatorships and autocracies. (Examples - Cuba, the PRC, Syria, etc.)

However, one modern dictator WELCOMED the comparisons to Hitler - fortunately, he is no longer among the living. That dictator is Saddam Hussein.

Would you rather that Barack Obama be compared to Neville Chamberlain or Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 22:04

just so you know, American's , the world is laughing at you again . When you elected Obama we thought you'd grown up, guess not .... sad really


That is OK as Ireland was a joke for many many years.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 22:27

This is the type of thread that we say, "brings down the entire site to a joke." We shouldn't even entertain such stupid ideas. This thread should be closed. All it does is facilitate a place for closed minded stupidity to run rampant.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 23:19

That is OK as Ireland was a joke for many many years.


too true but we're a 5000 year old civilization, bound to make a few mistakes over the millennia .... how old is your country again?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 00:30

That is OK as Ireland was a joke for many many years.


Yes, coz it had 'arms', and was ruled with the 'gun', its a much better place now though ;)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 00:50

Well, to me, someone needs a little bit of Obama's healthcare.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 00:50

American Law allows for abortions.. Therefore America is Hitler.. /s


With over 1 Million Americans Killed each year without a chance to live, makes me sick..

I am not religious or some right wing nut.. I don't relate to any any religion, but abortion makes me sick.. I know its off topic but.. damn lol

And while I am at it, can we just move along.. Obama is our ****ing president.. get over it.. I don't really care much for the guy but damn.. Life goes on..


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#69 Growled

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:03

once again, Obama isn't done yet.


You know how paranoid that sounds?

And nobody is comparing what Hitler did to people and what Obama "did/is doing" to people. They are comparing how Hitler came to power to how Obama is possibly coming to power (like taking away guns, slogans, ect.)


Coming to power a certain way is not illegal. I suspect if you comb the history books you will find many leaders that came to power that way. It's what they do with that power that's important.

Four years from now we'll be saying the same things about our next leader.

And for the record, I voted for Romney.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:17

once again, Obama isn't done yet. And nobody is comparing what Hitler did to people and what Obama "did/is doing" to people. They are comparing how Hitler came to power to how Obama is possibly coming to power (like taking away guns, slogans, ect.)

But like I said earlier, if you dig enough you could probably come up with enough similarities to make Bush "come to power" like Hitler...... maybe not though.



First off Obama didn't "come to power" by taking away guns, he hasn't done that at all. Second slogans are a common practice among those striving for the top position. So to say because Hitler also had a slogan and therefore that's somehow a reason to equate similarities to Obama or anyone else for that matter is out right retarded. Another similarity is they both had moms and went to school and ate food.





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Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
1844 James K. Polk
54-40 or fight
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Reannexation of Texas and reoccupation of Oregon
1844 Henry Clay
Who is James K. Polk?
1848 Zachary Taylor
For President of the People
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:18

This is the type of thread that we say, "brings down the entire site to a joke." We shouldn't even entertain such stupid ideas. This thread should be closed. All it does is facilitate a place for closed minded stupidity to run rampant.

What is the name of that rule? I am invoking it.


I tried pages ago...

Neowin should use Godwin's law to moderate. That way threads like this would never make it past post 1... :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law


"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."
"Once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress."

Reason being such comparisons are pure hyperbole, and obviously the discussion isn't between reasonable people if such comparisons are being made. This discussion started out at 1 so never should have made it past the first page.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:24

I'd say that guy needs some severe psychological help.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:13

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Lol... Sorry pain meds.. Having surgery tomorrow

#74 fusi0n

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:25

arent you supposed to wait til after the surgery to take the pills? :p

Lol surgery is to fix the pain :)

#75 1941

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:30

too true but we're a 5000 year old civilization, bound to make a few mistakes over the millennia .... how old is your country again?

To me someone should not throw stones if they can't take it. The thread is not about America it is about a comparison of Obama to Hitler. If you read my original post on this the matter is rubbish and this thread should be closed Shakey suggested.