Yet another thing I used to wonder at in my 9/10 life was how German conservatives could ever have accommodated themselves to Hitler and the Nazi party. Now I know. They were not conservatives. They did not care about democracy or individual liberty or the free market or authentic German traditions. They saw a strong man on a horse and – being weak – they followed him. They were the Weimar equivalent of today’s cowardly, careerist urban latte beta male lawyer class (see link above) and they could not care less who ran Germany so long as they were still invited to the right parties.