Posted by kindlydelete (26 posts) 1 year, 6 months ago

Poll: Do you hate the When people call others nazis when they arn't? (89 votes)

Heck ya it cheapens the term 19%
Don't care 25%
I can call people whatever I want. 6%
It doesn't do any harm chill out bro 7%
You the poll maker are an asshat for creating this poll 44%

I am probably overreacting but it really annoys me when people call others Nazis when their not doing anything even close the horrific acts the Nazis committed. It feels like they are cheapening and disregarding what the nazis did by comparing it to petty acts.

#1 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I think you meant to say "they're not doing anything," not "their not doing anything." But I'm just being a grammar Nazi, I know.

#2 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1180 posts) -

Im sorry, Im not seeing what you're trying to say.

#3 Edited by Jams (2961 posts) -

Thanks for adding option #5

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#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@mcghee said:

I think you meant to say "they're not doing anything," not "their not doing anything." But I'm just being a grammar Nazi, I know.

#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19342 posts) -

I think the poll creator's a Nazi.

#6 Edited by Jams (2961 posts) -

I think the poll creator's a Nazi.

I THINK YOU'RE IN COLLUSION WITH A NAZI!

#7 Posted by TheHT (11276 posts) -

misused it's stupid, when you think about it the term itself is stupid, but ultimately i don't care, yet couldn't resist calling you an asshat.

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#8 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

holding them in such a high regard of "evil" kinda honors them in a weird way.

allowing the term "nazi" to be an overused stupid joke insult takes all the power away from it. it turns nazis into jokes, which well, i support fully.

its almost as bad as people getting pissy about people using "the N-word" (i cant remember GB's modding so i'll say the N-word even tho thats probably more offensive imo). if you allow it to be used in every day joking language, then it takes all the hostility and hate out of it.

hitler is a joke now, he's used in goofy youtube memes where they replace the subtitles to complain about DLC packs and shit. nazis too. i think thats worthy of their legacy rather than holding them in such high regard to be worried about mentioning them. that, like i said, honors them in a way.

#10 Edited by wilson06 (3 posts) -

I will hate it.It is still better to say their name rather than saying it to them.Just think what if they tell it to you?

#11 Posted by TruthTellah (9101 posts) -

I see Hitler as a person who manipulated Germany society to his own means playing on the German people's own fears and bias and using the ideas of Nationalism to manipulate society. I see the the history of the nazis as a reminder of how an unaware populace can find its self manipulated into terrible acts, this is why I don't think nazis should be reduced to a joke they were not some other race of beings, our society has not changed we could still can be manipulated it is only by remember our collected sins as a race can we prevent ourselves from committing these acts to ourselves again. Ok sorry rant over love you all.

In other words, it might actually be okay to compare someone like the now deceased Hugo Chavez to Hitler, due to his playing on the Venezuelan people's own fears and biases and using the ideas of National Socialism to manipulate society, but comparing a random Internet commenter saying something idiotic to Hitler or Nazis might be a cheapening of the term.

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#12 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

This poll is #1.

#13 Edited by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Sure

#14 Edited by rentacop (107 posts) -

70 years. GET OVER IT BRAH

#15 Posted by Knochenkotzer (17 posts) -

I've been called a Nazi just by saying that I'm German...it's the internet, don't take it seriously.

#16 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@rentacop said:

70 years. GET OVER IT BRAH

Yeah pretty much, that word has no weight anymore.

I'm part German and couldn't care less.

YA NAZI

#18 Posted by Flacracker (1674 posts) -

@sooty said:

@rentacop said:

70 years. GET OVER IT BRAH

Yeah pretty much, that word has no weight anymore.

I'm part German and couldn't care less.

YA NAZI

Well I could care less.

#19 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

How little it seems to take for people to start comparing other people to the Nazis has gotten ridiculous. I don't know how people expect to be taken seriously when calling other people Nazis for mildly disagreeable behaviour.

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#20 Posted by Rafaelfc (1348 posts) -

bunch of Nazi's all up in here

#21 Posted by TobbRobb (4652 posts) -

You know, considering Nazi is a thing I jokingly get called. This should probably be something that bothers me.

But it doesn't, take that however you want.

#22 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

So, like Godwiinning or like just messing around?

Either way, I don't think I've ever earnestly equated anyone to a Nazi.

#23 Posted by Yummylee (21652 posts) -

Godwin would be proud. Or ashamed. One or the other.

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (9950 posts) -

Grammar Nazis are putting all those dangling modifiers on trains and sending them to Grammar Concentration Camps.

#25 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -

I've been called a Nazi just by saying that I'm German...it's the internet, don't take it seriously.

#26 Posted by Winternet (8019 posts) -

People call other people retarded, when most of the time they are not technically retarded. Same thing.

#27 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Nein. Times change, people move on or forget. Meaning of words change over time.

#28 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -
#29 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

I've been called nazi for listening to German industrial metal. Also for liking WW2 themed games and movies.

#30 Posted by FlipperDesert (2087 posts) -

Don't you get annoy?