Sound And Fury Alert: Montreal Edition

"The goal of UFC or 'Mixed Martial Arts' fighting and boxing is to strike and overpower another human being. Olympic wrestling does not harm the human body while one single punch to it causes immediate harm.

The only logical explanation must be that the vast majority of fighters and organizers must have been mentally and/or physically abused growing up because the main way they express their self-worth is to hurt others so as to feel better about themselves.

Wrapping 'fighting and boxing' in themes of sportsmanlike honour and regulation is misleading. Fighting and bullying should be repulsive to any civilized person.

If society condones these activities, it directly leads young people accepting fighting and aggressiveness as OK and the 'cool, tough' way to deal with conflict. It takes a stronger man to control his violent urges than to give in to them. We should be raising boys and girls to be repulsed by violence. The only place for fighting is in personal and societal self-defense. We are reverting to ancient gladiatorial spectacles and martial values. I am saddened about this and will do everything in my power to stand up for non-violence and human civilization."

-- Mike Trepanier, citizen of Montreal, and apparent victim of bullying his entire adolescence, and is now crying in public because real men are still having fun without him.

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