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.
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.
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.