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Power Play – Survival of the Fittest

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?

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46 comments on “Power Play – Survival of the Fittest

  1. Cattie's World
    October 19, 2016

    Tourist Attraction they call it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In-human for In-Humans !!

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  2. Cattie's World
    October 19, 2016

    God, how did you manage to see that barbaric killing ? Such is the Thrills passed on by our Ancestors to us, earlier man killed animals for fun, as a culture, whatever, now Humans Kills Human in Riots, Terrorist Attacks , Hatred.

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    • writeshefali
      October 19, 2016

      True the killing continues… as for how we watched it don’t know… till the third one, the brutality did not completely sink in or we were following the mob, since nobody finds it wrong so maybe nothing is wrong…

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  3. i-LoveBirdy
    October 15, 2016

    Great post! Love the picture so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. writeshefali
    October 14, 2016

    Mere star toh pehle se kam hai….hahha… so it doesn’t matter… yeh Kya i have to keep checking my comments on others post, if they answered something or not… what a headache 🤕

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  5. prashantt
    October 14, 2016

    Its always a sin to kill anyone for the mockery of fun..!

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    • writeshefali
      October 14, 2016

      Yup it is… but I think when it’s a mute animal, we kind of still forget… like I did when I saw the first 2 ones n stayed quietly there, till d third bull brought me back to reality n sanity…

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      • prashantt
        October 14, 2016

        You’re right!!
        Ye kaisi weird cheeze dekhne ka charm hota hai logo ko..
        And ma’am notifications locha is still happens,i went to your page to find this bull fight aur one more with probation waala post..😛have a nice day n stay away from any fights..haha

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        • writeshefali
          October 14, 2016

          Haha… ya I surely stay away….n notifications I don’t know what d issue is… another blogger said she doesn’t get my post… Lagta hai yeh wp walo ne boycott Kar diya mujhe… did u get my response from the probation wala post ???

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          • prashantt
            October 14, 2016

            Response toh aise mangwana padta hai😂
            Aur maine 2 post kiye hai uspar bhi response chahiye😂
            I don’t know what is this not only yours but i am getting notifications of some others so i tend to move down directly to thier pages and similarly my posts are not showing to many ones tabhi mere posts par star kam ho rahe hai😂😂

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  6. twinklingeyes
    October 14, 2016

    Good one!! I loved this Darwin’s theory since my childhood 🙂

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  7. fluffysteps
    October 14, 2016

    Culture is no excuse for violence. This is such a horrible practice, but people still choose to enjoy this type of “entertainment.”
    And for some reason, I haven’t received email notifications for your recent blog posts, so I’m catching up now. 😛

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    • writeshefali
      October 14, 2016

      Thats sad part, i cant believe the cheering i heard from the crowd, why couldn’t the pain of death be felt… it felt like i had gone back in time… n here i thought i had reached the 21st century…

      Oh is it i wonder why you arent receiving my emails, yours had stopped long time back for me… so i sometimes randomly check if i have missed your post 🙂

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  8. Akhila
    October 13, 2016

    we ourselves think to be the supreme power…and so such funs will be there as long as some other creatures dominates us..so pathetic..

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    • writeshefali
      October 13, 2016

      Yup so true…Like Varsh said we might get civilised n all that… But deep down we are still the same… Trying to outwit each other, the weak never supported, in fact r turned into victims … N the strong just wants to be a supreme being…

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  9. Prachi
    October 12, 2016

    I feel everybody, from organisers to silent spectators are real beast. Bull is just a poor victim of mankind.

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    • writeshefali
      October 12, 2016

      True the bull was just a victim… all those supporting the barbaric act are the actual beast…

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  10. Varsh
    October 12, 2016

    Lives…human or otherwise…have always been given away for fun or for show of power. These animals were reared for being killed some day…and poor people never had a fighting chance. Earlier it was done as a sport…now it is an act of terrorism. Still the same thing though.
    I have always been in awe of the Colosseum and want to see it someday, but call it superstition or something…but I cower at the negativity of that place. How can we not remember the thousands of people who lost their lives there while people cheered on for fun? 😦

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    • writeshefali
      October 12, 2016

      Ya as long as it’s not hurting us… We don’t care if others suffer or not, such a sad part, especially when it’s done for fun I don’t know where we are heading…

      History teaches us how power changes a character of a person n Colosseum feels like a reminder how brutal the past was n what we should never indulge into…
      I was in awe of it too.. Such a huge amphitheatre, it is beautiful actually if we forget other aspects of it…

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      • Varsh
        October 12, 2016

        Every great creation has seen some sort of sacrifice. Look at the pyramids…the Taj Mahal…for example. These monuments are erected on the sweat and blood of thousands of people, and we celebrate their existence. It happened long ago, so all that doesn’t really affect us now.
        Has anything changed after that? I guess not. As long as humans have others to dominate and curb they will hardly want to change their position of superiority.

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        • writeshefali
          October 12, 2016

          So true, as long as we are up n above…. Why else are we all fighting, to be superior, to be the controller, the master of everyone’s destiny… Time n centuries have changed, yet it’s the same thing survival of the fittest by hook or crook…

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          • Varsh
            October 12, 2016

            Deep down we still have the animal instinct, don’t we? It comes naturally to people…generations…education…enlightenment…nothing can really get rid of it completely.

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  11. theutopiauniverse
    October 12, 2016

    You may be pleased to hear, that Bull Fighting has been banned in many areas of Spain now, I cant say about Mexico or other countries where I Know it exists, but Spain is slowly closing the whole thing down, or at least without a death, it is being kept alive as an attraction and tradition but no harm to the animal is being caused.
    Brooke

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    • writeshefali
      October 12, 2016

      Thanks Brooke, I know it’s banned in certain areas of Spain unfortunately I saw it in a area which was not Seville, went there with the impression that maybe the bull gets tranquillised or something… But the horror…
      I could see protestors outside the gate, yet it didn’t register…
      Hopefully everyone realises n banns it all over the world

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  12. radhikasreflection
    October 12, 2016

    Shefali, such a barbaric act. I wonder how people watch and cheer such an act. Remembered the movie Gladiator!
    Even in many parts of India we have such horrendous games played. Seeing such things existing even today makes me wonder, are we really in the 21st century?
    .

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    • writeshefali
      October 12, 2016

      Ya even I can’t believe the cheering n we were the only ones I believe who left mid way not sure about the others…
      I have not seen in India, but found in the net that there are places that these sports happen… N I am like what is wrong with us all???, though I know there are some whose livelihood is depended on this, so I get conflicted as to what is right n wrong….

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  13. Puneet
    October 12, 2016

    This is shit. I must not comment on other religions because even mine has such type of things.
    So I categorically term all these things as shit. That too unadulterated. 😑

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    • writeshefali
      October 12, 2016

      Ya even in India, I believe there are sports like these… I haven’t seen any so not sure… But the third bull dying had the most impact on me… I still can’t forget…

      There are protestors against it n lot of ban… But it’s also one of the tourist attraction n that makes me mad… Hence the post…
      At least don’t kill, hurt, torture for thrill that’s so not humane in this century!…
      Thanks Puneet for your input 😊

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      • Puneet
        October 12, 2016

        Tourist attraction.. 😑😑
        Wtf..
        Why would a normal human enjoy seeing an animal being tortured so much before killing and that too for fun…
        Yeah there are sports like this in India also.

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        • writeshefali
          October 12, 2016

          Can’t completely blame them, I did go n see… N then I realise what the hell I am doing… All the more mad at myself…

          I think in India, it’s probably in the villages am not aware of them happening in cities…

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          • Puneet
            October 12, 2016

            I won’t be able to watch it. Seriously and wouldn’t even try to.
            Yeah in villages.

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            • writeshefali
              October 12, 2016

              I think I had temporarily blocked my brains n frontal lobe from functioning…. So a good decision from your end never ever go n see 👍🏼

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  14. thecoffeebeanbrain
    October 8, 2016

    In my country, cockfighting is the one thing I hate. It is considered legal and even the owners of winning cocks are considered celebrities in their own rights. We have reached the 21st century still as barbaric and cruel as the golden days of the collosseum and it’s just a sad thing.

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    • writeshefali
      October 8, 2016

      True, it’s such a sad thing… Empathy is still restricted to humans n not to animals… I really can’t understand how people can still look at killing as a sport… I couldn’t see it after a point of time…

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  15. Belle Papillon 24/7
    July 26, 2016

    Great post!

    Namaste!
    LIVE ❤ LAUGH … BELLE PAPILLON

    Liked by 2 people

  16. thanisamanyan
    June 5, 2016

    Great post. Bull fight, not as significant as Thoughts expressed through it are. Great analogy for real world. Keep true to this heart.

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    • writeshefali
      June 5, 2016

      The Bulls plight had bought tears to my eyes n couldn’t forget it… I had to write about it. Thanks for appreciating the post 😄

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