Time now to set aside Godwin

…no nation in the history of battle ever suffered more than the Soviet Union in the Second World War. At least 20 million lost their lives. Countless millions of homes and families were burned or sacked. A third of the nation’s territory, including two thirds of its industrial base, was turned into a wasteland — a loss equivalent to the destruction of this country east of Chicago. (John F. Kennedy, American University Speech, June 10, 1963)

In writing a piece yesterday on my search for meaninglessness, I reflexively apologized for invocation of a Nazi analogy, saying “Not to go all Godwin on you.” I’ve been wondering why I did that. Analogies are sometimes appropriate, often not. As a class of analogy, Nazism compared to modern day United States often works.

“Godwin’s Law” is as follows:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.

Mike Godwin says he came up with the concept because Nazi analogies trivialize the holocaust.

No event, historical or allegorical, has penetrated the American consciousness more than the Holocaust. Seventy years later our movies and bookshelves are still obsessed with Nazis.

Few of us know that over twenty-four million Russians died in that war, ten million Chinese, almost six million Poles. The group that stepped forward and siezed the official mantle of victimhood is the Jews, most of whom did not fight.

Such is the power of Jewish propaganda that we are forced to step back in reverence when mention of their war deaths is raised, and this is reinforced by Mike Godwin.

Most people had to rebuild, reconstruct their lives and move forward as best they could. Jews were given Palestine, much to the chagrin of Palestinians. I had something to do with a bogus historical claim on land. So please, it was a really nice reward. Shut up now.

The object of that war was to allow the rise of post-Versailles Germany. It was rearmed, all its aggression leading up to Barbarossa forgiven. Ultimately Germany was to bring down Mother Russia. That objective was shared by Germans, certain powerful British and American factions, and Japanese.  It failed.

The Russians gave the most, lost the most, and were the primary victims of fascism. A neo-Nazi government installed now on their western border naturally concerns them. This particular aspect of history, western encroachment and aggression against Russia, is ripe for analogy. I propose we dispense with Godwin and talk about it.

Jews suffered immensely and are worthy of official victim status, but please, step back, let the other far more worthy victims enjoy a little sunlight. Let’s start with the Russian people, as it appears that fire of aggressive war is relit and growing.

Here’s some tobacco for your pipe.*
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*I understand that the reader will be naturally suspicious of Russian sources, and only wish that in a rational world, such skepticism would be leveled at all sources of news and information.

10 thoughts on “Time now to set aside Godwin

  1. The British Empire needed its bogeyman (Russia) generate the proper aura of fear necessary to rationalize massive allocations of resources, taxdollars and debt to banks and industrialists in the business of war. This anti-Russia cover story was clever, but but never true. There was no actual Russian invasion threat to India — the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the British Empire. Reasons given for ‘The Great Game’ of the 19th Century were stories fabricated to make money and war. Empire, now centred in the U.S., needs its hobgoblin to stalk, and needs its citizens hiding under the bed to keep the war profits rolling in. Nothing changes.

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  2. You buddy George Galloway lost big in the UK elections yesterday.

    “Of course, no anti-Western apologist can avoid the temptation of blaming capitalism for the world’s ills and of dubiously comparing his political adversaries to Hitler. Galloway called George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and other Western leaders of the last decade “criminals,” a title they earned “through their support for Israel, and through their support for a globalized capitalist economic system, which is the biggest killer the world has ever known.”

    “It has killed far more people than Adolf Hitler,” Galloway said of the system of free market economics in a 2005 Al Jazeera interview. “It has killed far more people than George Bush. The economic system which these people support, which leaves most of the people in the world hungry, and without clean water to drink.”

    A horrible quisling apologist for virtually all of the world’s bad actors, George Galloway has made a career of serving as an insufferable mouthpiece to any tyrant who submits the highest bid. The former MP will now have to offer his services without having the moral authority associated with holding elected office. It’s a small karmic justice but a welcome one to learn that Bradford West constituents finally came to their senses.”-Hot Air.

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    1. Since you are a faith-based person who does not read or think critically about current events or have any broad sweep of history, you really wouldn’t know if GG was right or wrong about anything.

      Would you.

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        1. Were you aware that Marx once was a faith-based citizen?

          ” Through love of Christ we turn our hearts at the same time toward our brethren who are inwardly bound to us and for whom He gave Himself in sacrifice.” KM-the early years.

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          1. By “faith-based” I mean you get your opinions from authority figures, and do not reason for think for yourself. It has nothing to do with religion. Marx was a complex man, wrong about so many things. So what.

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          1. Are you aware what I wrote at 4&20, or did you vamoose? Pay attention, anyway, to the bold part below, which are are doing here:

            Corporations outsource to pay low wages, avoid pollution and human rights laws, and engage in criminal acitivity (you think all that drug money is run through Colombian banks?) They become unaccountable private power centers, and overrule democratic governments. Because of the power they have amassed, our military is at their disposal. We attack countries that give them trouble and install governments that they like, usually fascist.

            The way you oversimplify it, say it’s just about taxes, is insulting to our intelligence.

            The way you dart and dodge and throw anecdotal shit around does too.

            The way you vamoose when the going gets tough does too.

            The way you don’t read, never look into to anything in depth … Yeah, that too.

            It’s a very big complex world. Look into that sometime, tax breath.

            And yeah, I know, you quit reading when I said …..

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