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Neo-Nazis have used this tactic in their attempts to gain support for over 50 years. Rooted in Strasserism. None of this is new or interesting.
“I shall take Socialism away from the Socialists.” - Hitler (1923)
I think this capitulation to the whole “alt-right” premise needlessly elevates and amplifies the current batch of Nazis. Treated as a strange new political creature rather than the old husk of race hatred that they are.
What is interesting to explore at this juncture is how Nazism itself was influenced by the work of American white supremacists, ethno-nationalists, eugenicists, and official racist immigration policies.
Alfred Rosenberg, the influential Nazi ideologue re: race, found the term "Untermensch" in the German translation of Lothrop Stoddard's work. Stoddard was a Harvard educated historian, eugenicist and a white supremacist.
When Stoddard visited Nazi Germany in 1939-'40 he personally spoke with Himmler and Hitler. He also attended a Nazi eugenics court and while he approved in general he felt that they were "too conservative" in their judgements.
According to a colleague based in Germany since 1934 Stoddard was afforded special treatment by the Third Reich because his writings on racism "were featured in Nazi school textbooks"

See The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, & German National Socialism by Stefan Kühl
This is how Stoddard divided the world into race and it remains the road map for white supremacists. He influenced Nazis then and now.
As you may have noticed the introduction to this book was written by Madison Grant, another leading American eugenicist and white supremacist. Grant even received fan mail from Hitler, who described his racist work "The Passing of the Great Race" as "his Bible"
This is why the fundamentally wrong-headed tendency to describe Spencer's white nationalism as "identity politics" merely depoliticises his neo-Nazism. In fact that's exactly how he veils his extremism in his own work ("identitarian") Let's stop helping Nazis with their semantics
Exhibit A: The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’ by the Alt-Reich. This ain't "identitarianism" it's age-old Nazi propaganda used to rationalise racism, fascism and eugenics. theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/…
The "identitarian" euphemism is used as a marketing tool to encourage radicalisation and seed support for ethno-nationalism. It's deployed by the far-right to assist their recruitment efforts online across Europe and North America.
Exhibit B: The Alt-Reich blatantly promote fascism. In April 2016 Stefan Molyneux interviewed and promoted Helmut Nyborg "a Danish eugenicist...who publicly argued that the poor are genetically inferior and should be paid to cease reproducing." splcenter.org/fighting-hate/…
"It will be the duty of the Nationalist Socialist movement to transfer [the] already existing [or] future findings and scientific insights of racial theory - as well as the world history it elucidates -- into practical applied policy." - Hitler (1928)
"Do you have any idea the amount of shit that's in their DNA? Higher rates of cancer. Muscular dystrophy. MS. SLS. Substandard IQ. Criminal tendencies. Sexual deviances. It's all there. The screening shows it." - Arquette (@blackmirror, "Men Against Fire")
"So instead of talking about racial purity, you talk about identity, and about the needs and the rights and the duty to preserve and enhance the identity of our own people." - Nick Griffin (excerpt of speech delivered to the American Friends of the BNP, 22 April 2000)
"Being interested in and caring for one’s kind is not to disparage foreign peoples and races. The Jews are responsible for charges that Germany puts all other peoples and races on earth on a lower level." - Nazi party pamphlet "Why the Aryan Law?" (1934) research.calvin.edu/german-propaga…
"What's wrong with loving being white? I am not a supremacist, by the way. I just love my people." - Richard Spencer (2017)
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “any connection between the Christchurch attacker and members of the Identitarians in Austria needs to be comprehensively and ruthlessly investigated.” washingtonpost.com/world/2019/03/…
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