I used to compare people to Hitler every day. Sometimes I’d say, “Hey, that’s like something Hitler would have done.” Or, “Hey that’s like something Hitler would have said.” Other times I would just remind people that “the Nazis did something like that.”
But I’m through. I’ve had enough of comparing people to Hitler and Nazis. Because I’ve realized that when you throw around “Hitler” and “Nazi,” you only help to weaken the memory of what utter monsters Hitler and those who followed him actually were.
Such comparisons should not be made lightly–I don’t care how liberal or conservative your target is.