Archaic Violence

Americans have their football. The Spanish have their bull fights. The Canadians have their hockey. Players are frequently disabled for life or even killed, however, fans want nothing done about it. The the game would not be as exciting without the suffering and blood. They claim to treat the star players like gods, but demand to sacrifice these gods for their own Roman arena-style lust. I wonder how the Romans ever gave up gladiatorial games.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)