Sons of Anarchy are not good role models
Dear blog readers,
Now I am retired, my better half and I have succumbed to (gasp!) binge-watching. The latest had eight series, twelve episodes in each. It was by far the most brutal barbarous plot I had ever watched. It is based on a motorcycle gang that runs the town of Charming, California. The action is set around the Teller family headed by the notorious grande dame Gemma Teller, widow of the original president of the club.
Everybody in this series is despicable.
Jacks is a homicidal maniac.
His mother, Gemma, is psychotic, always planning who she will control/kill next.
The gang just throws their weight around killing willy nilly.
Looked at through my Mindfulness eye, it is clear how unhappy everybody is.
They wallow in the past and worry continually about the future.
The only mindful one is Jack’s wife, Tara, who wants to take her sons away from the mess. But she gets a carving fork through her head for her trouble.
The end is gruesome but not unexpected.
Did anybody else watch this tragedy? In spite of the violence, I simply loved it. And no, I did no copycat murders the next day.
I find I am always looking through a Mindfulness lens at al behaviors in life and media nowadays. If those motorcycle boys would take ten deep breaths before drawing their guns, there would have been many fewer corpses!
SONS OF ANARCHY – rich & bloody