Comparing people to Nazis is a super effective tool, but it can often be hard to figure out exactly which Nazi is most appropriate for a given situation. After all, the barista who uses 2% when you asked for skim is not the same kind of Nazi as your next door neighbor who didn't snowblow your sidewalk even though you put his newspaper on his porch that one time. And if you actually read up on the history of Nazis, you run the risk of realizing how inappropriate it is to equate people to members of the Third Reich in the first place, and then where will you be? Well, luckily, Stephen Colbert has come up with a handy scale to make Nazi-comparing as simple as calling your boss a fascist.
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