Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Holocaust Still On Agenda In UK Schools

The Myth: "This week the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it "offended" the Moslem [sic] population which claims it never occurred. "

The Truth: Here.


Ti-Guy said...

Gee, I wonder if any of our favourite rightwing propagandists circulated this false stor...

Stop the presses! Kate McMillan uncovers the truth about Muslim control over British education!

Try to look surprised.

Narrow Back said...

So it looks like someone made it up to cause anger and resentment toward a group. Yawn, another day on the Internet.

As my grandpa used to say "don't believe anything you read and only half of what you see".

I wonder if Britain, like Canada, have their own "Johnny Appleseeds" - like Warman, Steacy, et al.

Ti-Guy said...

Every topic is about Warman for you nazis, isn't it?

Narrow Back said...

>> "Blogger Ti-Guy said...

Every topic is about Warman for you nazis, isn't it?"

Everyone who disagrees with you is a nazi, that's true, isn't it?

In all seriousness, do you know what a nazi is? How do you decide when someone is? Or is it a case of a limited imagination and vocabulary?

If you won't answer maybe someone else will: what is a nazi?

I read this an I can't see a single thing that reflects any of my thoughts or beliefs.

Narrow Back said...


Check this out:

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies)[1] is an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states:[2][3]

"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

Godwin's Law is often cited in online discussions as a caution against the use of inflammatory rhetoric or exaggerated comparisons, and is often conflated with fallacious arguments of the reductio ad Hitlerum form.

The rule does not make any statement whether any particular reference or comparison to Hitler or the Nazis might be appropriate, but only asserts that one arising is increasingly probable. It is precisely because such a comparison or reference may sometimes be appropriate, Godwin has argued[4] that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact. Although in one of its early forms Godwin's Law referred specifically to Usenet newsgroup discussions,[5] the law is now applied to any threaded online discussion: electronic mailing lists, message boards, chat rooms, and more recently blog comment threads and wiki talk pages.

Corollaries and usage
There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself)[2] than others invented later.[1] For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's Law. It is considered poor form to raise such a comparison arbitrarily with the motive of ending the thread. There is a widely recognized codicil that any such ulterior-motive invocation of Godwin's law will be unsuccessful (this is sometimes referred to as "Quirk's Exception").[8]'s_law

Game, set, match. Loser.