What? A thoroughly advanced, highly cultured nation, in the mid 20th century goes cuckoo crazy and engages in an extended spree of inexplicable evil? A bunch of folks who should've known better march off in lockstep to destroy civilization, all the while convinced they're saving civilization?
Yeah. As we all know, it really happened.
So, when you have folks imagining that they're channeling some of the giants of history, our rightly vaunted Founding Fathers, but who are actually saying demented things and seem hell bent on doing demented things; and folks who'd rather not go through it again reach for maybe to easy a label, can you really blame them.
If it looks like a duck ...