cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Ownerific quote II. Intl. J. Inact., 1:178
Mark Hoofnagle, writing about how climate inactivists claim that the word “denier” is a Nazi comparison:
If a doctor confronts an alcoholic about their denial of their alcoholism, they’re not suggesting they hate Jewish people too. When a psychiatrist tells their patient they’re in denial, that’s hardly comparing them to the Nazis. When we say a public figure has issued a denial of some scandal, we’re not suggesting they advocate a new holocaust. […] It should […] be clear that holocaust denial has not ruined the word deny or denial or denier for any number of other applications — this is just another example of denialists claiming persecution after being called on their BS.
(Via Brian D.)