All I know is:
a) Nazis are still an historical curiousity
b) Reusing their flag does not make them Nazis but something new and different as it is not an historical continuation.
c) Comparing today’s battles with back then isn’t the same as FAR too many factors are entirely different. (you can’t recreate the past).
d) However, loosely similar patterns CAN be learned from.
e) Godwin’s Law STILL applies, EVEN IF it’s about groups claiming to be Nazi and groups claiming to be anti-Nazi.
Godwin’s Law still holds. They are dangerous, over eager wannabes to me.
But this is a controversial opinion I hold, for I also apply it to many other recreations who usurp an historical thing and claim it for their own — even if the “neo” becomes larger and more powerful and lasts longer. It’s still not the original nor can it be.
I think they each need to be analyzed separately just as we would distinguish between different democracies and republics.
The unreasonable negative focus on a NY representative as “communist” is a recent example of this problem.
It’s sloppy thinking. It’s one of the dangers of metaphors generally when applied to people especially.