not a normal human being, and not a normal woman. This is a bug-eyed leftist freak … The Apparatchik from Another Planet
Of course, even if Obama had a different Secretary of DHS who was more normal looking, the private-parts-scan-and-group policy would still be the same. Nevertheless, it is remarkable that Janet Napolitano’s anti-human ideology and worldview are so perfectly bodied forth in her physical appearance.
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Nevertheless, it is remarkable that Janet Napolitano’s anti-human ideology and worldview are so perfectly bodied forth in her physical appearance.
I find this excessively petty. Napolitano can’t help but have “that face.” I find myself often agreeing with your censure of Michelle Obama for her inappropriate fashion choices and the manner in which her physical appearance reflects her repudiation of American traditionalism and decorum. But this goes over the line—this woman was born with that face; she didn’t choose incessantly to unveil them a la Michelle Obama’s robust arms.
This woman deserves precisely zero solicitude from us, as she is an avowed enemy of us. Her every remark reveals her non-human, apparatchik qualities. The fact that she looks exactly like what she is, is both remarkable in itself and a legitimate topic of discussion.
Robert B. writes:
“The fact that she looks exactly like what she is, is both remarkable in itself and a legitimate topic of discussion.”
Actually, I am a firm believer in the old adage, “The eyes are the mirror of the soul” and that one’s character will inevitably end up on one’s face. Therefore, she looks precisely as she is inside. I have seen this repeated over and over in recent years with regard to my confrontations with far left types on a local basis. The men all look like wimps—they just look like the cowards of the playground when young, those young boys who seemed to have no point at which they would fight back against bullies. The women look hard and unyielding, but almost cheap and sluttish at the same time. Their eyes are vacuous and their demeanor both slouching and semi-masculine at the same time. Of course there are also those that fit into the aging hippie look which also utilizes the vacuousness in women and cowardice in men. It is this lack of character and strength which we see on their faces. All any of them are, are children demanding that we “conservatives” take care of them as we are the stronger and more self reliant—“from each according to his ability, to each according to their need.”
Thomas Bertonneau writes:
Regarding Janet Napolitano and the “physiognomic” critique of her appearance, OneSDTV writes that he finds the judgment “excessively petty,” adding that, “Napolitano can’t help but have ‘that face.’”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 17, 2010 03:34 PM | Send
But nothing could be more wrong. Except where disease or disfigurement is at work, people create their faces—because they adopt a personality, shaped by convictions, and the face expresses the personality. Napolitano could have a different face. There is no organic reason why she scowls rather than smiles, why she gives off such a weird pseudo-masculine “vibe,” or why her eyes look icy and furtive. Napolitano has the face that she has because she has chosen to be the person that she is: A bullying ideological purist whose deepest impulses, revealed in her policies, are perverse and pornographic. As Laura Wood at The Thinking Housewife says, “physiognomic” is closer to an art than to a science, but it is valid. Laura adds that a competent practitioner of “physiognomic” learns to look past a stern face to see the humane person underneath and past the friendly face to see the struggles and concerns underneath. In the case of Napolitano, however, the soul is entirely in the likeness of the eye: Icy and furtive, bullying and pornographic—reaching into the pants of men, women, and children. I wrote to The Thinking Housewife that J. Edgar Hoover had an equally disturbing countenance.