Nazism largely succeeded due to mob mentality. We are seeing some of the same pressures pervasive amongst liberal dogmas and social engineering being applied in the West, where if you disagree you’re pilloried and abused. There is even a whole glossary of semantic bully words to describe conservative dissidents (homophobes, sexist, bigots, archaic, unprogressive, intolerant, opposed to equality). Seen it all before. Let’s remember, Hitler’s politics was Socialist before it was fascist. The Christian church was prominent among the few who stood up against this 1930s “progressive” ‘new morality’ hope and change wave, and then shielded the Jews at peril of their own lives. History repeats.
It is utterly historically inaccurate to understand Nazism as a conservative movement, which it patently was not. It was radical, violent, self-righteous, liberal, progressive, new; it threw away, mocked and persecuted the old order (especially religion, actually executing pastors simply for being pastors – many were specifically reserved for extreme medical tortures and experiments without trial). Nazism heralded a whole new way of life, thinking, belief and action for ‘modern’ people. It abandoned traditional morality as “archaic” and embraced a new progressive outlook, ostensibly allowing people to do whatever they wanted (very popular amongst young men).
White Roses or red blood. Read more about that historic movement and lessons we can learn for today, here White Rose.