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04-24-2006, 11:38 AM
This Link Was Passed to Me by Jerry Hossom.
It Says far more than any of us could ever Say.
04-24-2006, 12:34 PM
:TOB: That sure does say alot!! God Bless Our Troops:TOB:
04-24-2006, 01:49 PM
If that doesn't bring tears to you, nothing will!!:wolfgang:
04-24-2006, 02:20 PM
My $.02 on the title of the video only. The video itself is awesome.
It is nicely done and carries a moving message, but I have a small problem with the title of it, though. I do not mean to deny or take anything from the message of the video, but I am really struck by the inappropriateness of the title.
Maybe there is something I am not getting here... if so, somebody please fill me in. Maybe the term gladiator has some more recent significance that is different than the way I immediately understand it?
A gladiator was/is someone who fought/fights for the entertainment of an audience. The word conjures up images of "dirty" fighting and fighters who are unwilling slaves fighting in an arena, killing each other for sport, and struggling to stay alive to the near indifference of those who push them into the arena.
Sure, there were gladiators who chose this life in ancient times, but most were forced into it from a disadvantaged situation - having lost their birth right, having been captured in battle, being raised from a childhood of slavery to be gladiators, etc. Some rose out of this to become statesmen or whatever, but most were just grist for an entertainment mill.
I think it is a little bit insulting, even though it was not intended this way - it would be extremely insulting if intentional - to associate our fighting men and women with gladiators in this context. Some of them might be proud to be called a name that is sometimes associated with bravery and fighting skill - but the term can also be associated with the exploitation of expendable pawns in a savage entertainment meant to glorify their masters in the eyes of an otherwise bored public.
Bread and circus? I hope that the brave service of American soldiers is not considered an entertainment to anyone, and that their service is to freedom, and is not construed as any of the above.
I'm talking of the tradition of "gladiators" in history, now... I am NOT projecting this onto the modern day situation, but you can see how unfortunate it would be to do so.
04-24-2006, 03:58 PM
The Music is From the Movie Galdiator.
That is all it meant.
No Implications of anything else.
04-24-2006, 04:23 PM
Looks like the guy has used his allotted badwidth for the day, will check it out tomorrow.
04-24-2006, 04:24 PM
Of course, Mike, thanks. I know you wouldn't post it if you thought it disrespectful at all, and I certainly mean none, either. The video is great. The music is great, too.
I obviously read too much between the lines once in a while. :TOB:
It's a good one, L3, worth trying tomorrow.
(Probably used my allotted bandwidth, too.)
04-24-2006, 05:09 PM
04-24-2006, 05:13 PM
Still down, I will check it later.
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