I don't have a problem using the word "denier" to describe those who deny the
science physics. But Eli Rabett has hit on the best response to their whinging that they're being compared to Holocaust deniers (when they aren't; the word "denier" had a perfectly appropriate definition before the Holocaust ever happened).
You can read his blog post, but it's worth producing the string of tweets, which make his argument clearly and succinctly:
oh. OK. So it's OK to use word 'denier' and smear link them to Holocaust as long as your specific enclave is not labeled the same.— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) May 24, 2019
Why are you stealing the sacrifice of those who died in the Holocaust?— eli rabett (@EthonRaptor) May 24, 2019
Game, set and match.You use the sacrifice of others to deflect criticism of your duplicity— eli rabett (@EthonRaptor) May 24, 2019
So here are Eli's suggestions the next time some anti-Vaxxer, climate change denier or whatever starts bleating about being accused of denying the Holocaust and how mean you are for pointing it out
- Why are you stealing the sacrifice of those who died in the Holocaust?
- You use the sacrifice of others to deflect criticism of your duplicity
- Another bunch who wants to steal the suffering of the Holocaust victims for themselves.