It’s a beautiful day today. And beautiful days make a man think about the purpose of what he does.
When everything seems just right, and nature is revealing it’s full splendor the way God Almighty intended, you have to wonder–why would anybody want to wallow in ugliness?
The broad answer, of course, is that human nature involves a dark and unhealthy impulse towards self-destruction that’s not exactly tucked away deeply.
Hollywood and the other institutions at the forefront of creating our culture have long since decided their goal as cultural forces is to produce expensive ugliness. These hypocrites like to say their art just reflects the world, but that’s nonsense. It reflects the world THEY HELPED INFLUENCE AND CREATE.
So I ask you this: Does ugliness really appeal to you? Is this what you want in your cultural artifacts? After a long, hard day at work or with the family, do you enjoy tales of brutality, depravity, senseless and gratuitous violence, cruelty, and mocking sarcasm?
If so, why?