International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2008/11/26

Ownerific quote II

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. Ownerific quote II. Intl. J. Inact., 1:178

Source of Christopher Monckton photo: Deltoid; Source of caption idea: also Deltoid

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.)

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. (OTTER: no brainless spewing of talking points.)

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/12/14 @ 13:07 | Reply

  2. I checked the recent comment here to see you swatting another troll, and realized how remarkably prescient it was to use Monckton to illustrate a quote on Nazi comparisons.

    Comment by Brian D — 2009/12/14 @ 18:31 | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: