posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 09:04 AM
You know, my history class spent a fair amount of time on Rome and the fall of that civilization. Not the final days and Rome being sacked. We focused
a lot on the factors within Roman society that had changed and altered to bring down what, at one time, was beyond imagination to those of the time
for a power to implode.
One of the things that struck me was their fascination with violence, blood sport and death. The 100 Days, for instance, where for 100+ days, they ran
nonstop Colosseum fighting with thousands of men and animals slaughtered to the entertainment of Romans in the stands. A blood orgy is what it could
have been rightly called...and they went wild and ate it up.
The enormous size of the amphitheatres indicates how popular these exhibitions were. The Colosseum was dedicated in AD 80 with 100 days of
games. One day 3,000 men fought; on another 9,000 animals were killed. It seated 50,000 people.
Murderous Games: Gladiatorial Contests in Ancient
How far are we today, from that, when using weapons with full impact delivered, becomes sport? When electricution by stunners is funny and
sporting....how far IS it before a few drops of blood mix in this, and the crowd really reacts? That won't be lost on the organizers...and so, we'll
see the next one go a step further, and yet another step after that.
Before you know it, we'll have our own version of the 100 days.