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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    I don't see the big issue with how he compared it after reading the link.

    Just so people know, any bad behavior is likely related to some violation of some well known ethical rules. It is not surprising that if Nazis were doing bad things, they were violating those rules. That he blames progressive demonization of the rich as the first steps in similar characterizations (jews are bad therefore government should do something about it) should not be some big deal.

    Yes, everyone using Nazis is a common fallback, and we should invest some time and effort into coming up with some more acceptable yet still well known comparisons. We see it on DP every day too.
    Acceptable to whom? Are you suggesting that we have to never again mention the relation to a certain time in history comparable mindsets because the events in total were deplorable? It doesn't make the comparisons any less valid.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Acceptable to whom? Are you suggesting that we have to never again mention the relation to a certain time in history comparable mindsets because the events in total were deplorable? It doesn't make the comparisons any less valid.
    They're not even ****ing remotely comparable.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Acceptable to whom? Are you suggesting that we have to never again mention the relation to a certain time in history comparable mindsets because the events in total were deplorable? It doesn't make the comparisons any less valid.
    But why stop there? What about every art student who's ever been turned down by an art school? Hitler!

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

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    I know you wanted a reply but couldn't come up with one, so you were Stalin
    ? make some sense would you? Showed as a broken pic on my comp.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    ? make some sense would you? Showed as a broken pic on my comp.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    They're not even ****ing remotely comparable.
    People disagree with you so, no matter how mad you get, or how many times you say it, you're wrong.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    But why stop there? What about every art student who's ever been turned down by an art school? Hitler!
    You're not making sense either....Are art students as a group being demonized by others for what they do? You just don't get it, and that is fair, but admit it...It's ok, that you can't understand.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You're not making sense either....Are art students as a group being demonized by others for what they do? You just don't get it, and that is fair, but admit it...It's ok, that you can't understand.
    The point is in order to score a really, really cheap point you're watering down what made Hitler specifically so terrible, all so you can stretch and contort an analogy into impossible positions. When you do this enough Hitler becomes a humorous internet meme.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    There's a difference between jealousy and injustice. Only the top 1% who use so much of their leverage from wealth to keep the status quo in their favor are out of line.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The point is in order to score a really, really cheap point you're watering down what made Hitler specifically so terrible, all so you can stretch and contort an analogy into impossible positions. When you do this enough Hitler becomes a humorous internet meme.
    No, I am watering down nothing....And your ilk already made Hitler a humorous internet meme with Bush.
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