Hatred of the good

In that same year Don McLean wrote “American Pie”, Ayn Rand wrote “The Culture of Envy”, some of which is included here.  Miss Rand never lived to see her diagnosis of the 60’s generations bloom and grow for forty years.

But with no end in sight, Miss Rand sure hit the nail on the head.

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Envy is regarded by most people as a petty, superficial emotion, but still covers so inhuman an emotion that those who feel it seldom dare admit it exists, even to themselves.That emotion is: hatred of the good for being the good.

(You may recall me writing on this subject in May, 2010, “Rules for Innocents“, they hate you because of who you are.)