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Mathew Naismith


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If it was allowed would an arena with gladiators fighting to the death prove popular in modern times?

I think it would be packed out myself which just show how bad our intellectual & moral selves have deteriorated back to sensationalism of the good old days of the Roman empire which has many similarities to the present empire we are living under today, what do you think?

Topics: sensationalism

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    Apr 9 2013: Well, weapons are much more sophisticated now, and the "fights to the death" are being done overseas, and there is a huge global budget that is put into not only the creation of these fights to death, but also the marketing of them through the news. Although we don't see the hand to hand combat, of war, we do see similar adrenaline rush fighting through the UFC and other MMA fighting.

    Overall, the just of what I am thinking about this is that we popularize murder both in war and in crime. Instead of using prisoners in a sanctioned entertainment based battle, we turn the perpetrators into prisoners or heroes, depending on the circumstances of the murder.
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      Apr 9 2013: G'day Matt

      Interesting points Matt......In actual fact we are all living in a Roman arena called Earth it's just most of us don't want to fight to the death or die but of course death is inedible. The Roman arenas where built to entertain as they displayed all sorts of entertainment not just gladiators fighting to the death or people being fed to wild animals but of course the latter became more popular. As we enter into world wars the Earth as a whole is diffidently becomes a part of the arena which of course includes women & children & even babies put the death. My God aren't we civilised!!!!


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