(Scroll down to see the picture. This article is for comedic purposes only.)
I am going to interrupt my hiatus to present something that seems side-splittingly funny at first, yet frighteningly disturbing once one ponders what lies beneath the surface.
Tammy Bruce wrote an article in 2005 noting how the intellectual rot of the Leftist ideology has mirrored a deterioration in the physical appearance of Left-wing ideologues. Bruce makes the case that as the Left degenerated away from a goal of seeking solutions to improve people's lives and towards a militant hatred of anything that does not conform to an increasingly rigid cult, this sordid mentality led to visible declines and even mutations in physical appearance.
One cannot help but contemplate the literary works that examine certain variations of this theme :
1) The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, where, in the distant future, the human race has split into two branches - the beautiful, sun-loving Eloi, and the insectoid, subterranean Morlocks. It is revealed that the Morlocks harvest the Eloi for food.
2) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, where a young man is able to remain immortally handsome while a picture of him grows increasingly ugly with each sin he commits.
3) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, where the Orcs, Urug-Hai, and Trolls of Mordor are allegories of expansionist totalitarianism. Orcs and Urug-Hai are 'manufactured' in underground factories, as there are no female Orcs. Orcs create nothing of beauty, instead seeking only the destruction of others.
In viewing the contrasting collections below, the sheer magnitude of the chasm is striking. Even if one were to adjust for the difference in median age between the two groups, the gap merely shrinks from colossal to gigantic (the median age of the Right-Wing group nonetheless exceeds 40).
Perhaps this is a visible example of Darwinian evolutionary mechanisms. In nature, many species' have natural predators to weed out the weak or defective members. Since humans have no natural predators, nature had to adapt in order to continue the filtering process. Nature responded by making some members of the human species too unattractive to mate (the majority in the lower group are childless). Oddly, the leftists who consider themselves enlightened for believing in evolution entirely fail to see this glaring irony.