By James “Hollywood” Macecari– Author of New Age of Biking & Brotherhood
I received the following comment on my YouTube Channel. The comment is on a segment where I discussed people being fed up with some motorcycle clubs and how they conduct business.
I Absolutely Agree That The Dominant 1% Clubs and Their Satellite “Bitch Clubs” Need to Stay The Fuck Out Of The Riding Clubs and Motorcycle Enthusiasts Groups Faces! To Put it Simple… One Has Nothing to Do With The Other. I Don’t Give A Rats Nasty Ass What Beef These 1% Clubs Have With Their Rivals. They Can Take That Shit To The Middle of BFE, Settle It How They See Fit, Bury The Bodies and Call It A Fucking Day. This Nation & Certain Key States In Particular Are Populated by Those Who Stand Ready and Willing to Fight to The Death In Defense of The United States Constitution as well as The State Constitution Against Tyranny In Any and Every Form In Which It May Manifest Itself!! The Hard Cold Truth is Right There In The Title: “1%” … That Means That If The Other 99% of Motorcycle Enthusiasts Groups and The Riding Clubs Were To Get Together and Decide That They Were Tired of 1% Clubs Infringing Upon Their Constitutional Rights, Then The Odd’s Would Be Very Much Against The Criminal Bikers… Personally I Doubt if Law Enforcement Would Lose A Whole Lot of Sleep Over The Demise of A Bunch of Career Criminal. There Would Be Little Else to Say but Perhaps “Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust.” In Yeshua’s Name We Pray, Amen!! (Justin Wilton”
Different times and different ways of looking at things
I recently started a series on the YouTube channel where I decided to give all sides of what is happening in the scene. The reasoning for the series was because I got tired of being called out for biased opinions, meaning many thought I was defending motorcycle clubs too much. I must be the first one to admit this might just be true. My thinking and rationale has always been individuals and not the clubs were responsible for any criminal activities. This doesn’t sit well with many and the reason being, I would not cover the dark underbelly of what happens in the scene.
When being called out for something I like to take the challenge head on. Being real with your audience is the only thing I know. Yes, there is a darkside to what happens in the motorcycle club scene. The darkside is evident in all the territorial wars that are fought out between clubs and make it onto the front page. I cannot deny that point nor will I ever dispute that it happens, doing so would take away all credibility from the brand.
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2020, it’s altogether a different time period. People are aware more than ever thanks to social media and the internet. Besides the obvious internet connection, people in the scene are different than they once were. My generation and older knew tradition and accepted it, not so much with the newer ones coming up. A whole different ideology is now in place, good or bad, it’s still there and cannot be ignored.
Motorcycle Clubs are giving a black eye to the rest of bikers
In that article I described an incident where a dominant motorcycle club gave problems to a riding club in a bar. What ended up happening? The cops were called from what the person writing the email claimed.
My question was very simple, “what did the MC have to gain by giving a riding club a problem?” Of course, many came out defending the motorcycle club, talking about how they should’ve followed protocol. Here’s the thing though, have you’ve seen what’s happening in this country lately?
It’s a dawn of a new age within the biker scene
This country is torn apart right now, both politically and socially. No one is buying into the totalitarian stuff any longer. The ship has sailed on people wanting to be dictated to, especially if they believe their constitutional rights are at stake. Yes, constitutional rights! This is the number one argument people will use against protocol. This is also why you’re seeing bikers gravitating to law enforcement. They want what they perceive to be their constitutional rights protected. In other words, motorcycle clubs have been driving potential supporters right into the arms of the opposing side.
I know, motorcycle clubs don’t care what others think about them. I can see that, especially with support of motorcycle clubs in the dumpster. If this is the case though, why do clubs care what others are doing then? I’ve never got a straight answer to that question. Tradition is long gone. Is it worth members going to jail over patch policing? I would argue no, but what do I care, it’s not like I’d be facing the time over stupidity.
Motorcycle Associations and Riding Clubs are the future of the scene
The scene is starting to go back to its roots. Before the big AMA disputes with the racing teams, which eventually led to the Outlaw Biker Clubs, riding clubs and associations were king. The span of over a half a decade of dominant clubs having a hold on the scene is pretty much at its end. People are reverting back to the scene that it was originally because of the headaches of what they perceive is wrong with protocol.
Dominant 1% Clubs and Their Satellite “Bitch Clubs” Need to Stay The Fuck Out Of The Riding Clubs and Motorcycle Enthusiasts Groups Faces! To Put it Simple… One Has Nothing to Do With The Other- Justin Wilton
I wouldn’t have put it that way like Justin did, but one can see the anger many people within the scene are having towards motorcycle clubs. This anger is real and widespread within the scene. Again, motorcycle clubs don’t care what other people think of them I know.
One Has Nothing to Do With The Other. I Don’t Give A Rats Nasty Ass What Beef These 1% Clubs Have With Their Rivals. They Can Take That Shit To The Middle of BFE, Settle It How They See Fit, Bury The Bodies and Call It A Fucking Day. Justin Wilton
Does Justin have a point? One has nothing to do with the other? If I’m being completely honest with you, which I strive to be, I agree! When it comes to motorcycle associations and riding clubs, especially legit ones, one doesn’t have anything to do with motorcycle clubs. Let’s be honest, most people don’t want to be drawn into one side or the other. People want to ride, have parties, and be left alone.
Riding Clubs and Motorcycle Associations afford people to do just that. Enjoy some riding and brotherhood and call it a day without any big commitments. To try and force people into picking sides in a war most members don’t know how it all started, is asinine to say the least.
Protocol equals criminality to many
There are many who think like Justin. People equate the tradition of protocol with clubs being gangs and criminals.
Personally I Doubt if Law Enforcement Would Lose A Whole Lot of Sleep Over The Demise of A Bunch of Career Criminals. Justin Wilton
Where Justin is wrong in that statement, most members of the dominants are not criminals. The reason people think like this is because clubs appear in the news doing some gangster shit. Again, my belief is it’s individuals and not a concerted effort on the clubs part. That being said, tie that thinking with protocol being forced upon people, you get the majority thinking the way he is.
Both sides of the story usually show a fissure in the scene. On one side you have motorcycle clubs and their supporters, on the other side you have a majority who opposes them. Independents, riding clubs and associations are the majority, like it or not. It was only a matter of time everything went back to its roots. I would have to argue clubs brought it onto themselves, losing the support they have.
What do you think? Do you think that the scene is going back to its roots? Roots meaning going back to traditional riding clubs and associations. How do you think protocol is hurting relations between non club members and club members? Do you agree with Justin and his thoughts on the subject of motorcycle clubs staying on their side of the line, while RC’s and Associations on theirs? Very interesting questions and can’t wait to see what your thoughts on this is.