Why is it that human nature is always thirsty for blood? Take the games played at the Roman Coliseum. The masses loved that they were bloody and gory. They wanted the deaths of some of the gladiators.
Let's fast forward to the present. What's so hot right now? What do you see more and more of on television? Reality shows. I don't know how many of you have read any Stephen King, but let me fill you in on a couple of his stories. Reality shows at their worst.
In the first, criminals are taken and given a head start to run away. Then stalkers with different weapons go and try and kill them. The second is a race where if you fall behind for more than 3 seconds you are shot and killed. No bathroom breaks. No stops. The last person alive wins the race.
So what are your thoughts on the Roman Coliseum and the games played there? What are your thoughts on the reality shows on television now? Do you think that our society could ever stoop to anything resembling the Stephen King games?