right wing and lookism
Dougs thread about broken-jaw-coulture got me thinking, what is it with the rightwing and lookism. A lot of rightwingers(on display) are what you would call attractive people. But those that seem to be are also the least intelligent in their group. For example, Maxime Bernier, Helena G, Ann Coulture, Marsden, Jaffer, Ambrose, and most recently Pallin. I can see how you can be duped by someone who is attractive. But do people ever listen to what comes out of their mouths? Here are people who talk about being just like you or me. Sadly this is false. Even statistics back up that if you are beautiful, the world will bend over backwords for you. Better job, better chance to mate(their term not mine), more opportunities in general.
"Good looks have what social scientists call the halo effect. Because someone is attractive, we assign many other positive attributes to him or her that have nothing to do with looks."
Because they are good looking, they have never had to develop a personality, intelligence or as many skills as those that aren't so 'hot' This also goes to social conscience. Which isn't to say leftwingers are all ugly, but it seams like we all had to struggle with something at one time that put us in the underdog camp to start with. Maybe you had a lisp or limp as a kid and got bullied, for others bad teeth. Wearing glasses, a disability etc. A lot of the people I know who are rightwingers and good looking state how "they have worked hard for their money, why should they give it to some freeloading wlefare case" But did they ever work as hard as the rest of us. Maybe in their little world yes. But from an outside perspective no.
You can readily see this in news. There are very very few ugly people that do the news esp in the US. Hollywood use to have great charter actors that because of being unattractive made them favourites of fans. No days they just make someone beautiful look ugly(Monster, charlize).
A friend of mine is 6'2 blond and blue eyes, he talks a lot but is a good worker. They think very highly of him and want to groom him for management(which I have noticed consist of mostly 6' + white males that are all decent looking) I know a great many people who are more qualified but are being passed over.
I have drift on my own post...sheesh. I am just interested in the whole rightwingers need to place their aspiration into someone visibly superior yet in many cases mentally inferior. The common 'man' isn't the person I want to represent me. I want someone who is smarter than me to make the right chose for all people. Elitism of brains is a lot more important to me than looks or social connections.
Any comment on the above(any of it) would be appreciated.