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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 11 2013: Considering how the majority of our community is today, I would say it would be extremely popular. Kids stay inside and play video games all day and are not as active and caring as they were before. Society is always changing and currently it is in the state where there is a lot of violence and every boy and girl is exposed to it.
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      Apr 11 2013: G'day Ajay

      The thought of dying & leaving the world the way it is irks me because it's the people born after us who have got to try to clean up the mess, it's a sad thing to realise that the arenas would be packed even today but of course on the other hand we would have more people speaking out about it now than they did in Roman times which is something but not good enough for a so called intelligent civilised world.

      It's really people like you & I who denounce & notice such things in human nature that will change the world eventually & yes it is happening as depicted in the videos that Bernard supplied, these people who sit on their hands saying we are too civilised for such things are only prolonging our suffering & delaying our freedom from violence altogether, we must be aware of all possibilities no matter what & stop being so complacent. We are the ones who are going to help make a true civilised race of people not the fence sitters.

    • Apr 12 2013: Geez Ajay, I'm not sure the 'children of today' are any different than 100 years ago. I distinctly remember being asked to 'get my head out of that book and go outside'. Substitute a computer and you've got the kids of today.
      Same as it ever was...or 'you can't put an old head on new shoulders'
      Mathew, I'm quite sure the reality of what people would be seeing would appeal to a chosen few, but not the majority.

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