Monday, July 31, 2006
One of the most interesting things I’ve seen in Colombia was yesterday’s cockfight. Believe it or not they are legal here and have a fanatical following, mostly by hard core gamblers. These guys were playing dominoes and shooting dice between fights! Watching the cockfight was both intriguing and repulsive at the same time. I was sickened by the brutality of it but at the same time fascinated by how ingrained it is in the culture. Lots of people even brought their kids. It made me think about what we expose our kids to. I mean, what is worse, watching animals fight or people being decapitated on TV? What do you think?