At one point I used to take for granted that there was a big occult element in National Socialism - that they used magic, Hitler searched for (and claimed) the Spear of Destiny etc.
And I later discovered that the British used White Magic to counter these dark forces:
But I then discovered that most of the lurid stuff came from an essentially fictional book called The Spear of Destiny, written by a trickster Englishman called Trevor Ravenscroft (whose son Raphael happened to be the tenor sax soloist on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - which started a big craze for sax solos in British pop music).
So, was the whole 'occult Nazi' stuff just an urban folk tale? Apparently not - as this video makes clear (by one of my favourite modern historians - Mark Felton) .
By my interpretation, this evidence amounts to a great deal more than a 'pseudo-religion' (as MF calls it); and shows a reason why National Socialism was so much more effective than Communism at generating national coherence, positive motivation, and loyalty.
Instead of being out-and-out materialists, the Nazis made serious attempts at generating an explicit spiritual dimension to underpin their ruling elite's ideology, based on genuine belief. This was a strength when compared with communism; rather than being insanity or risible foolishness - as tends to be assumed (without argument) by mainstream post-1945 perspectives.
This spiritual dimension also explains why our ruling Globalist Leftists continue to pretend that the Nazis were the ultimate manifestation of world-historical evil - despite that the scope of their evil is dwarfed by several communist regimes (e.g. the USSR, China under Mao, Cambodia under Pol Pot...) and by the systemic value-inversion of the World Establishment, here-and-now.
Their deranging fear of imaginary resurgences of National Socialism is therefore based on the reality that among the many 20th century Leftist regimes (i.e. the Socialist Workers Parties and Fascists) the Nazis were by far the most formidable.
(Although they were still destined to fail within a generation or two, due to their innate Godless-materialism.)
But to understand that obvious truth, one has to understand the nature of evil - and to understand that one has to understand (and acknowledge) the reality of God, divine creation and The Good...