A state-run Chinese website has launched a bitter attack on the Dalai Lama, accusing the exiled Buddhist leader of “Nazi” racial policies and of inciting Tibetans to set themselves on fire.(1)
As Mike Godwin observed, “given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.”(2)
This is all very rich, considering how the current Chinese Government modeled part of their Olympic Complex in Beijing (2008) after Nazi themes, even employing the grand-son of Hitler’s architect for the Third Reich: Albert Speer.
Well played, indeed.