The Brawl that No One Would Stop
A recent news item out of Lynn, MA, is going viral. Twenty students stood around while two other students had a physically violent encounter.
How’s that for politically correct language?
I’m not surprised by the brawl. There will always be brawls. Sorry. We’re in an era of gladiator sports. I watched the video and was more impressed that they were able to go at it for eight minutes. Either they were in good shape or didn’t know what they were doing. But the violence? Nothing I haven’t seen in mixed-martial arts competitions, movies, video games, news items, life.
People are concerned that no one stopped the fight. People are concerned that there were spectators — genuine spectators — with no interest other than who was going to post the video first.
Well, that is inciting, don’t you think?
I mean, if only we had cellphones with video and internet capabilities back in 1964!
I’m sure Kitty Genovese would understand.
I truly feel there’s no need to explain this post further, even though I know many readers will shrug with confusion and a lack of understanding.
But should you make the connection, another example of Nothing New Under the Sun, please do comment.
I dare you.
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