What do you think of bringing it back as a means of conflict resolution?
Sometimes I wish we would, it would make things a lot easier to sort out. Assuming the opponent wasn't a better shot But maybe it doesn't have to be done in the same way as it used to be; I suppose you could have it more like a dodgeball or arena type thing with room to maneuver, but you get the general principle.
But what do you honestly think of it? Is it a reasonable option, or is it "outdated"?
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Last edited by Adrian Ţepeş; December 31st, 2012 at 07:55 AM.
I read about some US president, can't remember his name though, who used to "invite" lots of other gentlemen on duels for pretty much anything, and usually let the other shoot first... He'd always end up killing his opponent though. So yeah, I think it's pretty fucking badass if you ask me, but I don't think it's the best solution for conflicts
That's a tough one. For me it just depends on how they go about it. It has to be all freewill, nobody can't make you duel if you don't want too. But in today's society it would end up being turned into a big game, and I'm sure some would end up being forced to duel. Criminals, etc.
To be honest I have always wanted to see a duel. Mostly wanted to see one Gladiator style.
But the more I think of it I don't want to be apart of a society where everyone think it's okay to sort problems that way. The power will be abused.
So overall I think it's outdated for our time. Not matter how awesome I think seeing the fights would be.
If you count drunk bar brawls as a form of duelling, it never went away.
Duelling doesn't resolve the underlying causes of conflicts, however, nor is it a particularly fair way of trying. If somebody takes me to small claims court and says I owe them money, I'd rather prove that I don't using evidence than risk having to pay money I don't owe just because the accuser is a better fencer than I am.
Well, I honestly believe it should. However, it should have official rules surrounding it. There are people out there so miffed at each other that they want to kill the other. Rather than sneaking around and trying to kill someone and then getting arrested over that hangup, perhaps an official duel, with both parties accepting the challenge should be allowed, it would also provide a less suspecting party with a better survival outlook.
While the litigatory process is a fantastic way to solve problems with assets and provides a mediator for those more civil, there are some problems that can only be solved via direct physical conflict. Each party should be there to concede or alter any rule before hand, so that not all fights necessarily need to be to the death and can be fought with the weapon of choice, a participant may choose a lesser weapon than their opponent, but not a greater one once the primary weapon has been determined.
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