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The Rethuglican death cult has decided that killing more poor and working people is cool even if it kills some of their donor class also. Which it surely will. But one good way to win an election is to exterminate the opposition voters.

Dave Pell of NextDraft summed up this rush to open like so, in yesterday's installment:

Hundreds of black and latino men stormed city hall—many armed with long guns and other weapons, wearing military style clothing, and hiding behind face masks—where they screamed at law enforcement officers, and waved guns in the air, and demanded to speak with public officials. The media took the event in stride and the president lauded the demonstrators as good people, and suggested that government officials try to make a deal with them. That scenario is, of course, unthinkable. But if you take out the racial and ethnic profiles, that’s exactly what happened in Michigan. Meanwhile, at the Reopen Illinois gathering, a new twist was added to the protests (many of which have described government officials as Nazis for trying to protect people from the virus), when a woman held up a sign that read: Arbeit macht frei. That’s the slogan displayed above the entrance of Auschwitz, and translates as Work will set you free. (Editor’s note: It didn’t.) I never thought this would be a Feel Good Saturday headline: Auschwitz is no longer trending on Twitter.

Emphasis mine, and I hope superfluous.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F