Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas

The very last vestiges of socialism were viciously purged from the NSDAP on The Night of the Long Knives.

Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack

Here is what the Night of the Long Knives was all about, POWER, not ideology!

Sanitizing to remove any reference to the leftist attributes of Ernst Roehm, and the Strassers, does not change anything.
They were the LEFT faction of the party and Hitler eliminated the Left faction entirely.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)