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Old 04-23-2018, 10:36   #31
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Originally Posted by Box View Post
Just a thought...
...but do you think we are missing gladiators from modern society?

What about folks like Connor McGregor, Chuck Liddell, and Anderson Silva?
We even have women like Gina Carano, Holly Holm, and Ronda Rousey literally pounding each others faces into a bloody pulp to entertain the masses...

We have SJW college professors beating people with bicycle locks during riots and politicians like former VP Biden and the current POTUS talking about who would win a fight 'behind the gym' as part of our national discourse.

I think its too late for 'avoidance' - gladiators are already putting paycheck money in the bank and our media pundits would sell their collective souls to goad a few politicians into actually taking a swing at someone.

Our current system is every bit as corrupted and disgraceful as the Roman senate ever was.................
....just my two cents
Originally Posted by Paslode View Post
I would put most all of our sports in the Bread and Circuses and/or Gladiator categories.

While the world burns a very large percentage of Americans are consumed/distracted from reality by something.

There is college and professional sports group who even while their kiddos are on the field in youth sports they are blabbing about college and pro sports. This same group can blow much of work week discussing last weekends NFL scores.

There is another group who is consumed by tabloid journalism, reality TV, The View, Jerry Springer, Montel and the Home Shopping Network.

Then we have a younger generation, many of which are consumed with video games, Snap Chat, Instagram, Askme, the video channel that cannot be named, etc.

And there are a ton of people of all ages who would rather record and post a video of person being beaten or killed than trying to assist the victim. It was only a year or two ago a group youth's video taped a person drowning and were laughing the entire time.

We have Gladiators, The Running Man, The Hunger Games, Sex, Lies and Video and The Truman Show all wrapped up in one....on a very large scale.
Good points! I'd add the desensitizing going on on nightly television. It used to be that if someone got shot you didn't even see where they were hit, now you get pink mist and are shown the full autopsy.
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