So maybe the anti-maskers actually know that masks make sense, but they just like being contrarians. There is no logical reason for their stance, other than buying into Trump’s big lie or just wanting to be a pain in the ass. They need to stop making it about lofty ideals and assaults on the constitution. It’s nothing that honorable.
Perhaps we just don’t have it in us— a capacity, for the long haul, to think and act collectively instead of always in our own best interests. To just notice things, put two and two together and come up with something other than five.