Evidently, He’s Never Heard of Godwin’s Law

Just got my afternoon update from the Chronicle of Higher Education. It referenced this article from The Birmingham News.  A fight has been going on over two-year colleges.  Joe Reed, the number 2 man at the Alabama Education Association, wrote a scathing letter to the chancellor of the two-year college system in which he compares him to Adolph Hitler.  I guess Reed has never heard of Godwin’s Law.  While this law usually refers to online discussion forums, I believe it applies in this case.  It says, “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”  In addition, according to Wikipedia, “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.”  Guess Reed loses…

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