We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hitler = "I have no valid argument and I know it."
When you poke holes in someone's ideology they react badly. How badly depends largely on how invested they are in that ideology. Kids, by nature of being young don't have much invested in it. So when you poke it full of holes they sometimes, occationally see the light come thought and it gets them thinking.
Older folk - well it becomes their identity - it's what they are. And when you point out that their life is a lie they're apt to react very badly.
I have to say, I'm impressed. I usually find most kids too think in the head to really get it, but now I'm thinking I need to adjust my approach. Kids I think you can reach - Once they're in college? I'm not so sure. I feel like my time is to valuable to spend it on someone who things they need to be protected from ideas.