|The French Ministry of Biases and Sophisms issues Godwin Points like this one, to be awarded to the likes of Dinesh D’Souza,”for having capably brought the discussion to the ultimate comparison.”|
Reductio ad Hitlerum is a ubiquitous feature of Dinesh D’Souza’s recent work. The past couple of days he has been garnering support — including more shilling from American Thinker — by attacking some poorly considered utterance from Web Hubbell’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, about supposed economic benefits of abortion.
She did not explicitly say that abortion added wealth to the U.S. economy, but even Snopes admits that she seems to have implied that abortion added $3½ trillion of production by enabling women to work instead of raising children.
The Clinton girl’s utterance was originally reported by Craig Bannister of CNS. One week later, however, Dinesh D’Souza decided that he could make the story suitable for his readership by adding a completely untenable Hitler-comparison.
As foolish as Chelsea’s utterance may have been, Dinesh D’Souza’s invocation of Godwin’s Law was even worse.
American Thinker however continues to shill for D’Souza. American Thinker‘s article declares:
Score one for Dinesh D’Souza….
Furthermore, it certainly would not have occurred to a German National-Socialist, during the early phase of Hitler’s rule when eugenic sterilization was proposed, that bringing women into the workforce would be good for the economy. The chief problem that Germany, like most of the world, faced at that time was an excess of workers and a deficiency of consumers. (You can read Lawrence Dennis, The Coming American Fascism, for more about that.) Let the men have all the jobs and keep the women at home to create more consumers: it’s a win-win solution!