Godwin’s Second Law

We all know Godwin’s First Law:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

According to Wikipedia, Godwin introduced the above as a memetic experiment. I’m wondering if the same could be done with his Second Law:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a rant involving Bush or his administration approaches one.

A friend and I may have come up with it, but we’d be glad to attribute it to Godwin if it would speed up memetic acceleration. I’m a half a mind to write up a Wikipedia entry on it now in order to get it going. What do you think?

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6 responses to “Godwin’s Second Law

  1. Sadly, the days for ragging on Dubya and his pack of cronies is drawing to a close, and people will have to find some other convenient receptacle into which to channel the discontent of their own lives. I’m feeling generous, and give the next president good odds regardless of identity or party.

    Also, for a moment I thought this was going to be a post about Goodwin’s Law which, as we all learned at the family table, postulates that a simple rule is better than a complex one.

  2. You should try to combine both laws to make a “Den of Hydralisks Law.”

    It seems in discussion of the threat Iran poses to the planet, the Bush administration and its minions have mastered Godwin’s first law.

    Wiki that.

  3. Ditto on what Scott said. People love to have someone to blame for life’s frustrations. In this regard, G.W. has been an exceptionally “convenient receptacle”. However, a new president does bring the exciting prospect of airing our grievances in fresh, new ways!

  4. So what you’re all saying is that I’m too late. (>.<) Shucks.

    Yes, the next president had better give us what we need because if we had to go back to ragging on Enron it just wouldn’t be the same.

  5. Only a Nazi would make a joke like this.

  6. “Sadly, the days for ragging on Dubya and his pack of cronies is drawing to a close, and people will have to find some other convenient receptacle into which to channel the discontent of their own lives”

    But soon we will have Hillary! And no one can find reasons to rag on her….

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