David Atkins denounces the ideological position of the current Republican party as moral evil of the most perilous kind.
The true danger in politics is when people in power elevate ideological purity over their basic humanity, empathy, and common sense. This danger is as present on the Left as it is on the Right.
The brutal human consequences of that ideology are ignored or justified as subservient to the perceived greater good of whatever Utopian ideal happens to be in vogue.
... in the case of the entire modern Republican Party, the lives and livelihoods of millions are merely unfortunate collateral damage on the way to the free market Utopia envisioned by Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman.
This is moral evil of the most perilous kind. It is an inhuman pathology that creeps up only occasionally in great civilizations--but when it does, it can be more devastating than the sum of hundreds of years of petty graft and political corruption.
Sadly, it is this Utopian pathology which has overtaken the modern GOP. It is not only disturbingly wrong, politically naive and factually misguided. It is incredibly dangerous.