This is an important article that finally captures a source of frustration I have with right-wing politics.

There is no rational, logical reason for not responding with all of our hearts and minds to save lives in this pandemic. But the small, extremist death cult that controls what’s politically possible in this country sees those lives about to be lost, and says, “So what?” And the rest of the rational world looks on aghast, attempting to use whatever persuasion they can to bring these people around, desperately trying to cling to civility and an appeal to decency.

It’s full-on nihilism, and reminds me of this bleak-but-true article that continues to creep into my consciousness.