There are sometimes when anyone can get swept up in the emotions of a ritual. The Nazis took full advantage. Yesterday Rush Limbaugh was swept away by the US Army band playing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" for the Pope. When my father was laid to rest at Arlington, and the finely dressed soldier handed the folded American flag to my mother, I was blubbering like a baby. The Nazis tapped into the power of ritual, mysticism, theater, and swept away quite a lot of folks with them. It is understandable, even if you personally are able to remain stoic.
Sorry I said anything. Somehow, I mistook this for a place to exchange thoughts, and ideas.