There are already too many correlations between Rome and modern America to count. Do we really need blood-sports on Television to hasten in the inevitable fall? The more I look at the rate that “reality” television is heading the more I fear that my son will be able to watch fights to the death when he is my age.
I love that people call UFC “mixed martial arts.” It gives it a much nicer sound than pounding the heck out of people. It is a real live fight club, but instead of being participants you have legions of guys sitting slack jawed and watching, cheering for blood like the mob in the coliseum.
I guess I am becoming an old fart, but I miss writing on television. I miss shows that were about something other than two people yelling at each other. I miss the days when TV was drama and art not “let’s interview the latest celebrity and make someone cry.” We are sliding faster and faster towards are inevitable fall, and it seems to me that most people are cheering it on.
I guess what they say is true about history. Of course everyone is too busy watching washed out celebrities pick the person they are going to “love”, so I guess we are doomed to repeat it.