Irrational, unbidden hate. Why?
I'm collecting a few recent examples of hate directed at cyclists on social media. You really don't have to go very far before finding this sort of stuff. Search terms 'cyclist' and 'road tax' will bring up lots of hate.
Sometimes the hatred is spouted by incoherent dunderheads but there's also plenty spouted by what appear to be otherwise reasonable people.
Thing is, both the dunderheads and the otherwise sane and sensible posters have driving licences. These people are driving around on public roads with an amazing amount of hatred bubbling under the surface. Why?