It’s Envy, not Hatred

Men are men, but man is a woman. ~ G. K. Chesterton

It keeps being said that liberalism and/or feminism are hatred of authority. It is said because it is observed that liberals and feminists consciously rebel against all natural authorities. While that is true, it is also true that most of them consciously flock under the authority of others who are not their natural leaders. A lot of people joyfully gave it to Obama, for example.

Liberals and feminists don’t hate authority. They covet it for themselves.

If you’re going to think clearly about the problem of rebellion against natural authorities, then you need to understand that because sin nature isn’t about hate; it’s about being without, or outside. The hatred comes from the dissatisfaction of envy.

9 thoughts on “It’s Envy, not Hatred

  1. Envy seems to be the driving force of egalitarianism. And by trying to make unequal people equal they create the greatest injustice of all.

  2. Envy is the malignant form of Coveting. Covering wants to posess what another has. Envy instead resents the posession and seeks destruction of both the posession and posessor. Envy is never satisfied, even if it achieves such destruction.

    The devil does not merely demand you stop worshiping God, he demands you worship him – in whatever form he takes. Idols, Caesar…

  3. @IW1



    I don’t think there is a distinction between envy and covetousness. They are synonyms.

    There is a difference-by-corruption between jealousy and envy/covetousness Jealousy is desiring what rightfully belongs (is owned by or owed to) the desirer. Envy is desire to own what doesn’t belong to the desirer.

    For another comparison: Jealous and zealous are related and sometimes interchangeable.


    I’m sure I’ve read that post, but I’ll have another look at it.


    The Napoleon of Knotting Hill. I believe I read it (or part of it) online; perhaps at the American Chesterton Society’s website.


    Thanks, my friend!

  4. Leftists call it “punching up.” When one has been physically attacked and knocked to the ground, one punches in an upward direction to fend off the assailant. “Punching up” is good, honorable, just. Ergo, Leftists us this phrase to justify their various activisms (even when “punching down” would be more accurate). They crave authority, are envious of those who they perceive as having authority, and will “punch up” to gain the upper hand. Of course, there’s always someone above them, and someone below them preparing to “punch up”… it’s a turbulent scene.

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