Marx once said something like capitalism comes into the world “dripping with blood from every pore.” That drip continued, at times turning into a cascade of bloodletting, as capitalism moved to its mature and then late stage. I suspect its latest iteration engineered on the part of Trump and his Republican acolytes — the forced reopening of the country without adequate testing and tracing and the inevitable spike in obituaries that will result  — wouldn’t surprise him in the least. It’s no exaggeration to say that this motley crew are “merchants of death.”