|Human combat can be
contained, managed, civilized. We call it contact sports.
It is epitomized in American Football, where thousands of pounds of
human flesh smash into one another in a gladiator style, with
contained violence that sates the thirst of the audience for bloodless
battle. Why and how does civilized sports offer a way to
manage the Beast of Terror? find out in this fascinating
anatomy of how to "Civilize The Beast of War."
20, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 495
Civilizing The Beast of War
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZERO, New York City, Jan. 20--The Beast
of War has always been, is, and will always be. He or she
is as much a part of human nature as the instinct of the lion to rage
against intruders, or the frail mother who turns into a banshee when
someone tries to steal her baby.
As long as there are those who would take
what is not theirs, or try to overpower the weak or complacent, there
will be Sentinels of Vigilance who will rise up out of the pores of
the oppressed to undermine the oppressor.
Evil always with force, whether it be physical, emotional
or spiritual. Even the most spiritual
of monks who pray for countless hours that world peace
and harmony be the goal of all eternity are trained in
the martial arts, capable of slicing their palm against
a certain part of an intruder's neck to snap it like a
a thousand ways, humans have sought to civilize their
Beasts of Terror, to manage and control them so that they
can coexist in society without running rampage or turning
into stone cold killers who refute civilization's cardinal
rule of "Live and Let Live."
Olympics in Greece were held to honor civilized combat.
Early art, such as the bowl pictured, depicts runners
in a race around 470 B.C. Records of the Games date
back to 7th Century B.C.
runners in a civilized race in 470 B.C.
The rules in the early Olympic days were
that no matter how many wars were raging, that all warriors put
down their swords and clubs during the Games, and that all fighting
cease until the Games ended. Once they were
completed, the battles picked up where they left off. But the
respite for the few days was a symbol that the Beast of Terror, the
Beast of War, could be brought into a stadium, leashed in the form of
athletic competition, and the same effect of power and dominance could
be won without blood.
This was one of humanity's first
modern attempts to civilize the Beasts of War.
Yesterday, millions of Americans as
well as global fans of American football viewing through satellite
hookups, watched the top contenders battle out their positions for the
up-and-coming Super Bowl. The idea of competition is the
strongest, fittest and wisest of warriors rise to the top and engage
in a final battle for ultimate victory over all who came before.
Beasts of War
As I watched the games being played
yesterday, I found myself wishing that America and Iraq would choose
their best warriors and team up in a giant stadium and fight out an
almost bloodless battle of strength, tactics and skill in a chosen
sport; the victor then being able to go back to his country with
amnesty and immunity from harm.
Thus it would be easy for society to
resolve conflicts, for opposing parties would simply pick a common
sport and battle it out, either with themselves as combatants, and or,
seconds playing for them were they unequally matched.
The world would be the referees, with the Parents of Vigilance setting
the guidelines so that the end result would be fair and just.
cheer the prequel Super Bowl Battle
One day, we might have a world where
the Super Beast Bowl is played, and all who watch can see the power of
Vigilance win, as it always does ultimately, but without the blood and
pain and anguish of war.
If we look at sports, we know the
Beasts of Terror can be contained.
A solution to
the containment of and civilizing the Beasts of Terror
is our job to work toward making the Olympics and bloodless
competition replace war.
It all begins
with the Pledge of Vigilance.
Beast of War. Take the Pledge today.
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