Is misanthropy a psychological trait of the barbaric phase of capitalism? Or have there always been so many haters?

To the misanthrope, nothing liberals do is ever good enough. Not even when they protest wars, climate change, mobilize for civil rights or women’s rights. Not even when they’re making revolutions like the Arab Spring & trying to make the world suitable for human beings to live & love in.

Give me a thousand righteous liberals over one do-nothing misanthrope any day.