What Nietzsche (and Conservatives) Get Wrong About Envy

There’s a passage in Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra that’s become all the rage on the political right:

“Vengeance will we use, and insult, against all who are not like us” — thus do the tarantula-hearts pledge themselves.

“And ‘Will to Equality’ — that itself shall be the name of virtue; and against all that hath power will we raise an outcry!”

“Ye preachers of equality, the tyrant-frenzy of impotence crieth thus in you for ‘equality’: your most secret tyrant-longings disguise…