…he Russians, the Jews, and the Muslims would all be considered “nations” or “races” in these terms. The principles that the world is fundamentally a struggle between races, where strength is necessary to triumph; that strength is manifested by the strong will of the individual, as opposed to thinking (a trait of the weaker races) or collectivism; and that the strength of a group is most purely manifested in its obedience to the will of its leader, up to and including a strong leader of the race as a whole, are among the fundamental principles of National Socialism. (The idea that National Socialism has no principles, and was simply a single collection of people at a specific time, was popularized in the late 1940’s and 1950’s, as part of a broader effort to delegitimize it)
No one should have any illusions about what’s really going on here. The names may have changed — racists now call themselves “racialists.” White supremacists now call themselves “white nationalists.” The paranoid fringe now calls itself “alt-right.” But the hate burns just as bright.