Thursday, 6 June 2013

Why is Sexy/Hot a term of approbation?

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Sexy/Hot means that a person is deliberately and by contrivance (it cannot occur by accident) projecting or radiating a sexual signal - a signal implicitly of availability and desire; which is why it is so difficult to ignore this signal, and why it is so powerful a means of getting attention and manipulating others.

But why is being Sexy/Hot regarded - as it all-but-universally is in mainstream modern culture - as a Good Thing?

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In all traditional societies, probably all societies until about 60 years ago, Sexy/Hot was recognized for what it is - extremely dangerous and invariably disruptive and potentially absolutely destructive: in short, something to be squashed ruthlessly.

I date the change to the 1950s and the key figures of Marylin Monroe and Elvis Presley - probably the first major mass media stars celebrated for being Sexy/Hot.

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So why the change?

Godlessness, obviously.

Without God there is only this world, and in this world only pleasurable distraction, and among pleasures (short term, selfish pleasures - which are obviously the easiest pleasures to sell) sex is about the most powerful (at least, in a world where people have enough to drink and eat, and are warm and dry).

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So this is what we find; and people have ceased to notice that in celebrating and promoting and adopting as a universal lifestyle the ideal of being Sexy/Hot, we are purposefully and with zeal contriving to destroy... well... everything, pretty much.

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