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Fuck these "Troubled Teen" reality shows!!!
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Fuck these "Troubled Teen" reality shows!!!

Have you ever heard of the gladiators from Ancient Rome? Well they fought other people and were abused for the entertainment of others. Lots of people don't like the idea of that, and yet they watch things like Worlds Strictest Parents, Beyond Scared Straight, and many other programs.

The big problem with these is that kids are being abused, recorded, and shown on TV. This is humiliating and is just horrible, especially when it's uploaded to YouTube and everyone is insulting that person. Some of these kids are in these programs for Arbitrary reasons such as Truancy or Insubordination.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on these programs?

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To be fair, I'd rather be a gladiator. You got fame, money, and pussy for doing a good job. You could even retire if you lived long enough and then get paid teaching other people how to be as good as you.

What's worse about those shows is the high probability there's a lot of footage manipulation going on in the background. Even reality shows are fake, perhaps even more fake by the mere fact they try to act realistic.

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RE: Fuck these "Troubled Teen" reality shows!!!

(05-25-2017 11:19 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  To be fair, I'd rather be a gladiator. You got fame, money, and pussy for doing a good job. You could even retire if you lived long enough and then get paid teaching other people how to be as good as you.
No. Usually gladiators are slaves or prisoners.

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reality shows in general is the low point of humanity tbh

no genocide or act of cruelty comes close to the depravity of reality shows
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(05-25-2017 11:37 AM)Benjavaz Wrote:  
(05-25-2017 11:19 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  To be fair, I'd rather be a gladiator. You got fame, money, and pussy for doing a good job. You could even retire if you lived long enough and then get paid teaching other people how to be as good as you.
No. Usually gladiators are slaves or prisoners.

Gladiators were mostly slaves and some volunteers. But as I said, being a successfuly gladiator had its rewards and if you lived long enough and accumulated wealth, you could basically buy you freedom as retirement. Retired gladiators could serve as referees in combat as well as train folk in gladiator schools. Some emperors even offered massive sums of wealth and land to encourage a retired gladiator to come back for another fight.

Thus, I'd rather be a slave who gets trained to fight, is allowed to accumulate wealth from the fights, and who is able to retire lavishly if I survive to that point.

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Yeah me too.

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(05-26-2017 01:37 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Thus, I'd rather be a slave who gets trained to fight, is allowed to accumulate wealth from the fights, and who is able to retire lavishly if I survive to that point.

People in school/work are allowed to retire after 61 years in it...

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jop i doubt you know shit about retirement.

also Roman society NEVER matured. we dont have slaves per se, but its not like its a cakewalk being a "free" peasant nowadays

whatever dumbass entertainment keeps the greatest number of people from thinking, THAT will be promoted the hardest.

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Yes. Ben Franklin once said "Those who give up personal liberties in exchange for a little temporary safety deserve to lose both and shall lose both."
What this has to do with what you said is that lots of Americans are giving up privacy and freedom because of government propaganda. They are using these shows to dumb down the country.

The only reason that I watch such a thing is to be able to see what these people go through in these programs and to see what jail is like. I've seen quite a few comments that made me sick because of how horrible they were towards the victim. And yes, I say the victim because the corrections officers in the scared straight program are bullies; worse than any school bully.

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ben franklin was an american therefore he was retarded
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Ben Franklin....

lets go ahead and not be like that guy

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That was just an example of what you shouldn't do. America wasn't always this horrible, you know?

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the only part I know that wasnt horrible is the fact that minimum wage adjusted for inflation used to be waaay higher. dignity was more available long ago, but as monopoly capitalism has run amock since the early 20th century the standard of living has gone way down and the stress of poverty has increased along with it.

as unions fought for shorter working days, higher pay and better working conditions, they who OWNED the means of production gradually started saying fuck it and have been moving operations overseas to countries more socially impoverished (where people never even got a taste of dignity)

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Yes, I can see that, but when America became an independent nation, it wasn't actually so horrible. After the 18th century ended, America started traveling down the shitter. But I'm not the best when it comes to history.

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well the british drawn border to the west was erased by the founding fathers who then commenced rape/murder fest immediately thereafter. we nearly extinct the Bison to starve the Indians. our foreign policy has not changed very much btw.

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