Violence as myth

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July 27, 2011
The Partial Observer
by James Leroy Wilson  
Posted in Commentary

"I'm generally uncomfortable with violence as pure entertainment, although I don't think it has damaged society and I certainly wouldn't censor it even if we knew where to draw the line. It's better for people to get their kicks this way, than to bring back contests between Christians and lions, or gladiator fights. And I don't mind even graphic violence if it's in the context of a larger story or morality play. The violence on tv that I object to most is the historical pieces and news reports that elevate real-life violence to the level of myth." (07/26/11)  

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