Watched the UFC 100 event on Saturday downtown. During one of the vicious knockouts, it struck me. The replay was showing a combatant who had knocked the other out and jumped down to hit him one last gruesome time across the skull. All of a sudden, the Roman Colosseum came to mind, with thousands of onlookers cheering or jeering someone with the misfortune to in the ring.
Today, the combatants aren’t slaves, but well paid misanthropes with a chip on their shoulder. I wonder at human nature sometimes. Can it be suppressed at all? Or do we just give it a new name?