You’re like Hitler!

If you really need to see an example of the disintegration of political discourse over the past 20 years, it’s been the fact that political opponents constantly accuse each other of being like Hitler. Someone proposes changing the tax rate and they’re compared to mein Fuhrer. Someone suggests relaxing business regulation and they’re suddenly on par with the great fascist dictator of the 20th century.

I would argue that to combat this we should reclaim Hitler’s name by only using it when a person possesses some of Hitler’s positive traits. For example…

“You’re like Hitler! You have a strong affection for dogs and other animals.”

“You’re like Hitler! You possess great powers of oration and persuasion!”

“You’re like Hitler! You are an artist of middling talent and have a very unique mustache.”

“You’re like Hitler! You would like to eradicate the Jewish menace.”

You know… keep it positive.

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