Both of these pictures creep me out in an ancient, deep way. The first one washed ashore on a beach on the East Coast near Long Island, while the other is a deformed pig from China. I read about both on Boing Boing The pig causes revulsion amongst all but one boy who is hand feeding it. The beach "monster" is stirring up in people conspiracy theories about secret government animal testing labs.
The dynamics of fear, horror, rejection and paranoia are ubiquitous. Next groups will be using emotional reactions to these "monsters" to promote their causes.
I'm having an intra-personal war on my own feelings of terror. A rational understanding will keep me from becoming something terrible myself.
- He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.