It’s sometimes astounding to sit back and think about the world we live in today. Violence is more common place than it’s ever been. Viral fights or riots in the major cities, terrorist attacks, murders and assaults.
Full blown wars on foreign shores rage on after years with no resolution. As much as we try to separate our selves from the animal kingdom, at one point we have to admit humans are little better than pit dogs.
Perhaps that’s part of what makes watching sports like mixed martial arts so easy for some of us. Is it that we have steadily been desensitised over years of watching televised violence?
Perhaps so, but there’s a lot more violence happening on home soil than we actually know about. Since mobile phones became a modern commodity, and cameras with filming capability installed on them, we’ve had our eyes opened.
‘Police brutality’ is a massive topic that’s been debated a whole lot lately. Videos of seemingly restrained victims being brutally beaten, tased, pepper sprayed and sometimes shot and killed have invoked worldwide disgust.
Riots and wars in the streets have started over footage and stories of police killing innocent people. Are they just sadists with badges?