[ExI] former deceased nfl players...
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 06:57:29 UTC 2015
On 22 September 2015 at 04:29, Dan wrote:
> I don't feel guilty* for others' actions, especially when I don't actively
> support their actions. However, anyone who pays taxes is forced to
> subsidized sports arenas, including football games. That should stop
> completely, especially since these arenas are mainly a form of corporate
> welfare for the politically connected sports franchises.
> I'd add, too, there might be other negatives here. I think team sports tend
> to foster something akin to a tribalist outlook, reinforcing a fairly bad
> aspect of human psychology.
Governments / Rulers need to provide mass entertainments to make the
mass of the population 'feel good' and to stop the mob rioting and
causing too much trouble. Religion is also useful for this purpose. It
is one of those necessary evils used to stop worse things happening.
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