You should have seen the look in my father’s eyes when before the 2008 election I showed him the “Obama Sing for Change” video.
He saw Hitler youth up close near Munich during WWII. He spent the Winter near Munich. Arrived there aboot 3 weeks after Dachau was liberated.
It left an indelible impression on him. He is 87 on the 28th but still pretty sharp.
I do value the opinion of people like your father, who have seen it with their own eyes.
In the same vein, when I hear from people who lived under REAL repressive regimes (Soviets, Chicoms, Eastern Block, etc) and they express how disturbed they are by the “cult of personality” they see with Obama and the parallels it evokes...I listen.