Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Friday, January 05, 2007

I Learn Something New Every Day

I just learned that conservatives predilection to invoking comparisons to Hitler and the Nazis when attempting to rescue argumentative positions which have long since lost their logical basis is actually called Godwin's Law it is closely related to reductio ad Hitlerum, a term ironically enough coined by father of Neo-Con Ideology, Leo Strauss.

Seriously it’s more likely due to Cognitive Dissonance (if I remember from Psych classes in college) which requires them to demonize all who disagree with them the more they discover the holes in their own arguments. Or perhaps what we are witnessing Benford's Law of Controversy which is newer, but possibly more apt: Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

I learn something new every day. I love the Internet!


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