Monday, February 3, 2014
A friend forwarded this link on how reporting about the Superbowl might read in another country.
In this nation that sometimes loudly laments its violent culture, professional football increasingly seems incongruous. From what little I know, brain injuries are cumulative; helmets and other padding make serious concussive injuries more likely, and yet people continue want to play and to watch. The deaths and injuries may be less visible than they were in the Roman Coliseum, but I’m not sure there is a huge difference.
A critical component of peacemaking consists in reorienting one's own life away from violence and toward peace. Why not soccer instead of American football?