From: "Carrol Cox
> Only a criminal nation would maintain such prisons. It is a torture
> chamber. The Gestapo was no worse.
From Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
The invocation of a Nazi analogy in an on-line discussion is modelled by
An extract from the Wikipedia article is:
Godwin's Law (also Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is, in Internet culture,
an adage originated in 1990 by Mike Godwin that states:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison
involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
There is a tradition in many Usenet newsgroups that once such a comparison
is made the thread in which the comment was posted is finished and whoever
mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.
It is considered poor form to arbitrarily raise such a comparison with the
motive of ending the thread. There is a widely recognized codicil that any
such deliberate invocation of Godwin's Law will be unsuccessful.
Although in one of its early forms Godwin's Law referred specifically to
Usenet discussions, the law can be applied to any threaded online
discussion: electronic mailing lists, message boards, chat rooms, and so on.