COSMETOLOGY BEGAT COSMOLOGY
Politicians, lawyers, bankers, bureaucrats, and businessmen,
well-groomed, elegantly attired, attended by women with artfully
painted faces: what happiness and unversal joy there could be if
only the world which you have created were as attractive as the
artificial facades behind which you have hidden yourselves.
Having learned to judge by the outward appearance of things,
those who guide societies and plot the course of nations have
allowed themselves to be deluded into believing that clothes make
the man or woman, and that clean cars and fragrant hair are of
greater importance than the continued existence of the human race.
If this were not true, then the communications media would concern
itself with solutions to the problems of starvation, disease, and
homelessness ... circumstances which generate resentment and war
... instead of concerning itself with selling simonize and shampoo.
To maintain the illusion of beauty for the few, many must live
a reality of ugly squalor. Because every action has an equal
reaction, such inequity cannot endure forever.
It is better to smell like the earth and eat dumpster food in
the parks, and make no contribution to the suffering in India, than
to dine sumptiously in coat and tails while adding to the misery of
little people in far-off places.
In order to lend moral credence to amoral, cosmetic existence,
it becomes necessary to hire cosmologists who hypothesize
theologies of a God who created a planet to be destroyed by the
cupidity of humanity.
Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell exemplify cosmologists who
disguise humanity's insanity as the "Will of God."