Yes it has. It confounds me how Germans got sucked into accepting fascism. It confounds my why the Jews, who outnumbered the Nazis, didn't take up arms against them. Just because those things happened, doesn't mean they should just be viewed as "this has happened, yous shouldn't be confused about it". Those things happened, and here we are, facing them again. Not learning the lessons of history is just a strange behavior in humans that I have a hard time grasping. It only took me one time to touch the hot stove to never touch it again.And yet it has been played out time and time again, all over the world and throughout history...... Did you not learn about the Holocaust in school, or get a more comprehensive education in it as an adult? How about the Khmer Rouge?
Anyway, no, it doesn't confound me when fascists behave like fascists and sheeple behave like sheeple.
Maybe it's just part of our DNA. The human race had been ruled over by kings, pharaohs, emperors, dictators, despots, etc... for far longer than having representative government, and recognizing freedoms of the people. Maybe the thousands of years of being ruled over has been built into our DNA to migrate towards that. While you say "it doesn't confound me when fascists behave like fascists", I'm asking what causes them to be fascists in the first place? What caused this thinking? Why are you and I different in our thinking than them?
Simply stating "they are what they are because of what they are, and I am what I am because of what I am" isn't much of an explanation for me.