Beren wrote:It actually turned out to be that, didn't it? The NSDAP was supported and financed by industrialists, monopolists, militarists (including the military itself), junkers, and other Conservatives and Reactionaries while socialistic elements got purged from it.
The industrialists first and foremost financed the conservative parties, not the NSDAP. It's just that the NSDAP was the largest party and the conservative parties thought they could control Hitler if they formed a coalition government.
Beren wrote:As a matter of fact Hitler, so thus the NSDAP itself, never meant to be really socialist, and if you happened to be a socialist comrade, you got sidelined or could have even been purged/murdered for it. So if you joined the NSDAP as a Socialist because you believed it to be a real socialist party, you were wrong to do so. The NSDAP had never been a socialist party just because there were some Socialists in it for a while, it had always literally been socialist in name only.
I don't think that outcome was a foregone conclusion. Was Röhm's second revolution rhetoric only that? He was the second most powerful man in the party after all.
Besides, "socialist in name only" applies to like 95% of politicians who label themselves socialist nowadays.