Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Politics of Envy and Hate

Broken Moral Compass

Want to know what's wrong with the West?  Bono, speaking of his native Ireland, puts his finger on the problem.

In Ireland people have an interesting attitude to success; they look down on it. In America, you look up at . . . the mansion on the hill and say, “One day . . . that could be me.” In Ireland, they look up at the mansion on the hill and go, “One day I’m gonna get that bastard.”

1 comment:

Blair D said...

Isn't this what we call, "the tall poppy syndrome"?