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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 19 2013: I'm positive that the arena in today's time would be jam packed full of onlookers to watch people fight to the death. I'm sure that it would and could replace Network Shows like UFC and Wrestling. You can theoretically say that you fight to the death as it is if you're into those kind of sports, because all it takes is really the wrong move and out they go. Our society craves this kind of entertainment. But again, it doesn't go to well for those that get effected in emotion over the site of someone the just seen, not dead not moving. So Yes.

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      Apr 19 2013: G'day Robert

      It's very sad to think it would be but it would which doesn't say much about our civilisation, a few hundred years ago we thought the Mayans were barbaric so what are they going to say about us in a few hundred years time, not much better?


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