There a lot of people on this forum who prob don't give a shit, but I am here to give out any answers you might have or tell you about things you have wondered about "real life" bikers, and I mean biker in the Club Patchholder sense, not just motorcycle riders. So if you wanna know if something on Sons of Anarchy is true, or wondered what some bikers you saw meant or were doing, and all that here's the place for it.
I am a member of a Club in Florida, since the late 90's and have made my way from nobody to Vice President of a Chapter. I have done a lot, and seen even more. But I've received warnings on GC when discussing stuff that break rules, for example "discussing or promoting violence" and one for discussing crimes, and another for dealing in unmentionables. So I will do what I can. To the best of my ability however, I will NOT reveal the name of my Club, or any others except in a general sense (if u ask something about Hells Angels, or Banditos, or something its no problem, I just wont mention any clubs linked to anything I say that could be illegal or somehow incriminate anybody).
Ok, sorry for that, here's the post I made in the confessional:
Now SOA is my show...I start a thread every
season...but seriously, I would never go up
to a real member. Not because of the show
but I mean, have you seen yourselves!?
Real patch members ain't nothing to fuck with.
I know I don't know shit, I only know silly late
Lol, I watched it and liked it, but stopped after they found abel, cuz we lost tv for awhile, and I got sick of hearing it from these yuppies around here. I live in Florida and there's alot of bikers around here, (bike week next week I believe), but most are weekend warriors who work in cubicles and cheat on their wives with secretaries and shit during the week, then come Sunday afternoon you see them riding around dressed up as biker, riding their brand new garage kept harley and acting all badass, but when they come into a "biker" bar or establishment, they talk all badass pretending they are on SoA. Then they see us wearing patches and being REAL Club members, who take our patches and Club seriously, and they are all like "Oh cool, your in a club...like Sons of Anarchy?" Or shit like that.
Im a cool dude most the time, but this shit pisses me off. One guy came into our bar with a brand new Roadster (basic harley 883) and obviously new leathers, wearing a big generic eagle patch on his jacket. Fully dressed up like fucking halloween, and saunters up to the bar and orders a drink and kinda mean mugs people looking hard, then sees some Brothers a few seats down, and slides over and is all "what's up BROTHER" and when my Bro explained, very calmly and nicely to please not call him Brother, cuz that word is reserved for his Club brothers. Yuppie dude starts being all apologetic and then comes out with some shit about he's cool with the club thing, its cool, he even wanted to "start my own thing around here, like the Sons of Anarchy"
This was then a point where he got punked out by a group of like 6 Patchholders. Sorry to rant for so long, im just high and this is a heated topic for me, I've even posted on here regarding that same instance.
I even saw some dudes at BikeFest (like Daytona bike week, but smaller and only a weekend. Our Club does alot there) wearing Sons of Anarchy vests, I mean back patch 3 piece (saying California) and all the Reaper Crew, Redwood Original and men of mayhem type front patches. And its like...really? I mean no offense to anyone, if you don't like or understand the MC life, that's fine...but the Colors mean A LOT to patcholders, people Die for their Cut, and it takes a lot to EARN your Colors, so the idea that someone would BUY a colors vest, of a FICTIONAL club, and wear it thinking it makes them a "Biker" is ridiculous. (I even know people in a club up north called Sons of Chaos, which I believe came about before Sutter made SoA, imagine how much shit they get from everybody thinking they are straight ripping off) Esp when you consider there is a huge, underworld association with these Clubs, and we wear our territory patches with pride and fight over others wearing our turf.
Right now for example, Florida is primarily ran by two dominants, plus a few smaller clubs, most of which support one of the Dominates. But if you decide you wanted to start your own club and u called it Beef Curtains MC (lol. whatever) and u put a bottom rocker on there that says Florida, ur gonna have some people wearing red and gold, or black and white (or both) show up with some kind words. Im not saying I personally agree with how shit works, but its politics. The C.O.C. (Coalition of Clubs) has said there will be no more 3 piece patches in florida. So if the beef curtains mc wants a patch it cannot be split 3 ways.
I have my issues with the COC but they keep the peace and keeps cops off our backs, lol (imagine a United Nations of the biker world with reps from every club.) Its annoying cuz I personally, as well as a few other patchholders I know, (from both my Club and others) hate some of the decisions they make sometimes, and we don't listen to some (kind of like the law, we wanna do what WE wanna do, fuck off) they have kept war off the streets imho.
TL:DR: Clubs and Club Brothers are kick ass people, its just that we live and operate in our own world, with our own laws and politics and some of these "fans" go to far. But absolutely no disrespect intended to anyone who watches Sons of Anarchy.
By the way, this is posted in Pandora's Box due to the possible controversial topics. However I would like to state, for the record, that I am not a member of a Gang or any form of criminal organization. I happen to be a member of a Club composed of good hardworking people, with families, who happen to enjoy hanging out and riding motorcycles. In other words...
We may have criminals in our organization, but we are not a criminal organization. Same as any other group. The individual actions of myself or anyone who is a member does not, and should not, reflect on the Club as a whole. We do a lot for our communities and love the support of the local LEO's
Please feel free to post and ask questions, im actually kind of excited, even though I doubt this thread will blow up, im excited at the potential it could have and the chance to help some people understand what's up, good and bad.