We find the rise of television and internet singing phenomenon Susan Boyle confusing and disappointing.  What the world is confessing in their stunned sycophancy for her is ritualistically simple:  “Golly, we never suspected ugly, unkissed, people could have beautiful singing voices.”

In publicly confessing that prejudice, the world strangely finds great satisfaction in welcoming Boyle into their mainstream mindset by “accepting” her for her beautiful voice while condescendingly deciding to overlook her hereditary ugliness and her obvious lack of social averageness.

We pity Susan Boyle and her sad, solitary life so far, but we firmly ridicule and rebuff the world that embraces her as a new populist sensation because that only confirms our preexisting — yet still unconfessed and hypocritical — embedded human prejudices.