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For me this is the main reason why conversations on ET no longer make sense very often. One can amiably disagree on many policies: that is how it should be. One can even be on different ends of the political spectrum in certain life-and-death topics and discuss them politely and rationally (nuclear power, anyone?). One cannot do all that when it is about the persecution of a minority which will ultimately end in the same way as the last time people behaved in the same way and were troubled by the clothes of another religious minority. I am not going to discuss persecution politely, I am going to oppose it by all means I have.
by Katrin on Wed Apr 6th, 2016 at 02:54:59 AM EST
Godwin.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Apr 6th, 2016 at 06:26:48 AM EST
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In the US, we've suspended Godwin's Law for the duration of the Republican presidential campaign because, well, look at them.  Might want to bring a barf bucket.
by rifek on Fri Apr 8th, 2016 at 05:48:45 PM EST
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I am not going to discuss persecution politely, I am going to oppose it by all means I have.

Politeness may be in the eye of the beholder, but discuss it we must.  I think it's largely because Europeans are too afraid to discuss it that we have such a crisis in that society today.

Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer. - Charles le Téméraire

by marco on Wed Apr 6th, 2016 at 06:35:36 AM EST
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