This Brazilian thing's insane (not the wax, the soccer murders)! Does it indicate a breakdown of society or morals in general? (Would somebody post a link for me in comments, please, for those who haven't heard?)
Funny new pic!
But why does it say TOM?
You should edit that...
Soccer that's the problem. More people die at soccer matches than any other sport. Two countries went to war over a soccer game.
The football war? The matches were a catalyst for the conflict but not the cause.
I know but still Canada never invaded the US in any part due to hockey.
And El Salvador never invaded Honduras (or was it the other way around?) due to a soccer game.
You just wait. Those Vancouver riots were just the start. I wouldn't be shocked if they are planning an invasion of Minnesota right now.
There have been countless incidents like this throughout history so I don't think it is an indication of a breakdown. To me what is more telling is the amount of disgust and outcry against it. That sense of good morals is still there for most of us.
But, Kay, they beheaded the ref and put his head on a stake! I've never heard of such a thing in a modern civilized nation. Have I just been unaware of similar incidents?
I am not condoning what they did in any way. I am just saying violet actions like this are not new.
I agree with Kay. It's not new. It's not a sign of the breakdown of society. It's a horrifying example of the angry mob mentality. Terrible things happen when a huge group of angry people set their sites on a common target.
I don't see why this is being seen as anything more than an isolated incident... in an isolated part... of another country.
I don't know what the best source would be, but of the first few that came up, it looks OK - it's a USA Today piece. Easy to Google if you don't like this one. m.usatoday.com/article/news/2498993
It'll get worse. Relative morality is very dangerous.
Folks, I'm afraid it's a harbinger of worse things to come, not just an isolated incident. Comments, please!
In a world where morality is subjective it is to be expected.