posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
I love ugly people (and all people), but in this society.. oh how my heart goes out to them, and I always try to imagine being them, how hard it would
be for them.
I cried a bit watching the movie "The Elephant Man" when he shouted out "I am NOT an animal, I am a human being!"
We don't really associate ugliness with evil anymore though I do not think - to the contrary I think people are now leary of exceptionally GOOD
looking people, who have a hard time being authentic even if they try, since it looks like they are just trying to appear to be normal..
If you are interested in the phenomenon of evil and how it seems to work, you might be interested in a book by M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less
Travelled, called "People of the Lie". In it, he shows that the nature of human evil is a sickness involving a woeful lack of compassion and awareness
of the feelings of the other, some form of sociopathy or psychopathy, or people who are like shells, hollow inside, and who devote extraordinary
amounts of time and energy appearing to be normal. They are not always the murderer or the rapist, but the parent who smirks when they kill their own
child's hopes and dreams, stuff like that. It's very subtle, and it has little to do with actual appearances, although these evil people are obsessed
with appearance, and will often be found functioning as "pillars of society", so as to maintain their facade.
it used to be that the grotesque was considered evil, but not any more I don't think, people are not so gullible as that, then again, look at the
havoc wrought in the name of security by Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, who were voted in for a 2nd term in office..
edit on 31-12-2010 by NewAgeMan because: typo, slight edit