Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hunger Games, 6x8 Oil on Canvas Board

This little confrontation inspired the title. It is very sad to me that the latest entertainment is the movie of the same name that is about children killing children. Kids are already growing up desensitized to human suffering because of movies, television and, worst of all, video games where they can do the killing. What are we coming to? I visited the Coliseum in Rome, where long ago, Roman citizens were prosperous and had too much free time, so were kept entertained by animals killing each other, gladiators killing each other, and animals killing people. Fifty to sixty thousand people enjoyed this spectacle every day.

Are we that much more civilized because we watch "pretend" horror and bloodshed? Wonder what the next shock will be?