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Carlos Pedraza ['Night of Long Knives']
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-With regard to the third example, I'm willing to plead slightly guilty to [[wp>Godwin's Law]] with the defense that unlike most invocations of Naziism, my historical reference was not to typical wrongs committed by Hitler and his cronies to their enemies //but to their own supporters//, which is what my article is about — how Axanar was booting out people who actually support the project but who had the temerity to ask questions about how it was being managed, or even more alarmingly, were simply members of groups Peters did not approve of. Some had never posted anything negative about Axanar but had their names appear on the "wrong" group list. +With regard to the third example, I'm willing to plead slightly guilty to [[wp>Godwin's Law]] with the defense that unlike most invocations of Naziism, my historical reference was not to point to the kind of wrongs typically committed about by Hitler and his cronies to their enemies //but to their own supporters//, which is what my article is about — how Axanar was booting out people who actually support the project but who had the temerity to ask questions about how it was being managed, or even more alarmingly, were simply members of groups Peters did not approve of. Some had never posted anything negative about Axanar but had their names appear on the "wrong" group list. 
  
 Also, I will admit that the historian in me was curious how many people would actually get the reference. Most Godwin's Lawbreakers go right to the explicit "you're just like the Nazis!" place. I think my reference was more nuanced; to the extent that my title is an explicit reference to a Nazi historical event, I will admit that's so, but it was apt, and I suspect it sailed past most readers. Also, I will admit that the historian in me was curious how many people would actually get the reference. Most Godwin's Lawbreakers go right to the explicit "you're just like the Nazis!" place. I think my reference was more nuanced; to the extent that my title is an explicit reference to a Nazi historical event, I will admit that's so, but it was apt, and I suspect it sailed past most readers.