The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141457   Message #3257017
Posted By: Little Hawk
14-Nov-11 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Before they get around to banning boxing, they should ban some of the more vicious forms of hand-to-hand combat that are being marketed lately on TV. Society was once strong enough in its long-established social traditions of common decency that the idea of airing such stuff on public broadcast would not even have been tolerated. It is tolerated now. That indicates to me not that we are becoming "more liberated", but that we are a society that is declining and sliding into decadence. I think decadence results when a great many people lose all sense of idealism (or indeed, hope) about their lives and they think only in terms of satisfying their immediate appetites...like frightened or hungry animals. Such people are natural victims of crass marketing schemes which pander to their appetites in the most aggressive fashion, and that's what we're seeing.

I can counter that, though, by saying that we have also advanced culturally in a number of areas...such as raising awareness about the equality of women and about racial equality. So it's not all dark out there, it's a mixed picture between light and darkness.

And that means there IS hope.