Agenda – Bull Fight.
The Matadors dressed in colourful shinning attires waiting for the vicious bull to be unleashed. Once released he runs ferociously and starts attacking anything coming in its way. Lot of baiting, power dance between the brave matador, who is boldly risking his life against a mad beast. The bull is hooked multiple times behind the shoulder, blood oozing from them. The fight finishes with one single sword thrust. He falls and lies lifeless on the ground.
We friends are scattered all around the arena to capture the best shot, I look up and my eyes meet six more, one after the other. Not in awe but in shock at the brutality of it all. However, we still withhold our conscious as we hear cheering and clapping amongst the crowd, if everyone is enjoying then maybe something is wrong with us.
Another power play begins, another killing still nothing (my guess we are in denial). The third killing, but this one is a fighter; he doesn’t die that easily, vomiting blood, gets up, falls down, up down , up down. Playing a life death dance on his own. My eyes fill up looking at his struggle to fight and live. He anyway had no choice, the beast dies…..
I wonder who the beast was? The bull, the matadors, the organisers or we the spectators.
We left of course, we had seen enough there were 4 more fights for that day, conscious or no conscious, the whole thing looked barbaric and wrong. The bull is killed not out of self defence, not out of hunger but for a show of culture and that too in such a horrendous way.
I can’t believe that until I saw the fight, I hadn’t even thought about it and actually became a silent spectator. Naivety cannot be an excuse. One can argue it isn’t my culture to talk against, I guess it’s right, I am just taking my 0.00000011 % right as a spectator to state that it’s wrong to kill anything so brutally.
The picture of Colosseum has been put up for two reasons, one I have deleted all the pictures of the fight and two because even Colosseum was an amphitheatre of kill thrills. A show of power play, survival of fittest not just animals but amongst humans too. Aren’t we still going and seeing the Colosseum even if there are no actual fights going on?. So why can’t an alternate solution to bull killing found?
Now just imagine Colosseum at its actual functioning of its culture n history, showing human’s fighting, killing each other for entertainment even today. Would we all still be fine?