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Godwin's Law in action--

I recently joined the mailing list for my Home-Owner's Association, just for "fun." There's a massive--maybe endless--storm waging about the HOA raising rates, lowering services, and people parking in the street.

I was chatting on the sidelines with another member over e-mail.

Me: How long do you think it will be before someone compares someone else to Hitler? I give it four days, tops.

Her: That's kind of generous! I'm thinking two days.

Sure enough, two days later, someone, in a sorta-kinda eloquent post about giving up freedom in exchange for a little protection, compares the situation to Nazi Germany. Wow!

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lord_veralix
May. 16th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Hey. Godwin's Law.
spottylogic
May. 16th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yep, it's inevitable. The only people that can avoid it are the people that are aware of it. Kind of like gravity.

See you Saturday evening at the SA meet?
lord_veralix
May. 16th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Definately! =3
itza
May. 16th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
In my neighborhood messageboard, people got their panties in a twist about an officer's post about VIN etching and optional sign-up for pulling your car over if it's seen between 1-5 am. Seriously thinking their rights were in danger of being taken away, and bringing up the Bill of Rights and stuff. Straight up big brother paranoia!
fletcher
May. 16th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
You know ELSE tried to tried to restrict street parking?!?
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