Has Hitler attained one of his aims, and become immortal? Is he an egregore, a sort of group mind or astral projection that we've created to represent all that is evil, inhuman, and diametricly and drastically opposed to our position? Will this empire of Nazism last 1000 years, with Hitler as the Devil?
It's an interesting though. carlos said:
but what i find interesting is that this “meme” would have been yet another ignored comment were it not named. calling an idea “godwin’s law” or “moore’s law” increases the virulence of the idea, because people find it easier to adopt, manage and use ideas if they are readily identifiable. but for godwin’s law to really take off it needs a symbol and a theme tune.
So, that idea spreads. however, Hitler seems to have a sort of presence beyond what is granted a meme. The invocation of his name in reference to an opponent stops all meaningful discussion (assuming the discussion wasn't about fascism to begin with) and signals the handwaving to begin.
I guess it's a stronger egregore than I thought.