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Why You Should not join a 1%er Outlaw Motorcycle Club

By James “Hollywood” Macecari- Author of the Best Selling Biker Book- New Age of Biking & Brotherhood 

Welcome back for another discussion with topics submitted by our readership. I have to say, I get some crazies that follow me. All the other creators get the good ones, I get the hostile ones lol. Here is our subject matter for today. Here is an email from Ken out of Texas. Ken states a few reasons why he thinks you shouldn’t attempt to join a 1%er club. So, let’s get to work. 

Hollywood Appreciate what you do and listen to the show all the time.

I do have concerns on how you present some of the information. 

You have a tendency to be biased in your defense of 1%ers 

 I’m an independent- Been riding since 1978 and have seen a lot. I’ve seen over the years the denigration of both the independent and motorcycle club lifestyle. 

I’m not really good at all this internet stuff, but I notice most of the people on the internet are always talking about joining a 1% club. 

I ask myself why, why would they want to join a club where you have to give up your freedom? 

1% clubs bring too much heat on themselves and family- Who in their right mind would want to go through that?

1% clubs are a bad representation of what the public thinks about most of us. Their actions are always bringing the law down on regular working bikers who do a lot for their communities. 

So, I ask again. Why even get involved in this crowd? They are the ones who really started destroying everything when I started riding and they still do it till this day.

Ken From Texas

I always respected someone who rode during the height of the 70’s.

Something I always respected was someone who rode during the height of the 70’s. The 70’s were an exciting time to be a biker. There were no politically correct pansies back in those days. Men were men and everyone understood what a biker was made of. Well, maybe not if you were a Black Widow lol. If you don’t know what I mean by that I don’t know what to tell you. (See Every Which Way You Can with Clint Eastwood)

Regardless, it was a different kind of biker then you have now. The dirty greasy non politically correct biker is all but gone. Today you have a different kind of biker, one that is flush with cash and a bullshit whining attitude. My god what happened to the rebellion in this scene?

I do have concerns on how you present some of the information. 

Doesn’t everyone? I get it from both sides, club members and independents alike. You claim I’m always biased in my coverage of the news. You claim that I’m too easy on motorcycle clubs. What the hell planet have you been on? Every day I bring stories to light on the wrong members of clubs do. I also spot light  Kory Graffs Wall of Shame calling out the cops. 

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If I’m presenting all sides of the story, how am I covering for the actions of some club members? Do I believe that clubs don’t get a fair shake from the media? Yes, I believe this to be the case 100%. I also believe the cops feed the media to further damage a clubs reputation. 

On the flip side I always argue that clubs should police their own. If a member of their club goes and commits a crime they should be dealt with by the club, especially when it brings the heat down on everyone else. 

I ask myself why, why would they want to join a club where you have to give up your freedom? 

Maybe the club life isn’t for you like you said. That doesn’t mean others are not looking for more out of life. Don’t get me wrong, being an independent is awesome stuff. An Independent gets to live life on their own terms answering to no one. Others though want to be a part of something. If this means they go join a regular club or 1%er club that’s their choice. People who join a club owe you no explanation whatsoever. 

You’re correct on one hand, 1% clubs take a lot of time and money. It’s not for everyone and more power to those who try. It takes a special kind of person who wants to devote the time needed to be a part of a club. These people should be celebrated, not looked down upon as you’re doing. 

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I have to be frank, it sounds like you once tried to be a part of a club and were denied. Or maybe you’re a leo trying to get a rise. One thing I do know is that is a pretty screwed up way of thinking. Just because you don’t approve doesn’t mean others have to follow your lead. 

I’m not really good at all this internet stuff, but I notice most of the people on the internet are always talking about joining a 1% club. 

Well look at that, something we can finally agree on. Yes, the internet has destroyed the last vestige of honor among bikers. People use the internet to propagate falsehoods all the time. I see this kind of attitude on a daily basis, kind of like you’re doing with your questions. It’s truly a #SADSTATEOFAFFAIRS as I always say. 

I have to be totally honest with you. My personal preference of websites and social media groups is limited to talking bikes. Other than the biker news program I do, I could care less about what club is doing with another. It doesn’t have anything to do with me. Likewise I would recommend you doing the same by not caring what others want to do. 

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Don’t fall into the bottomless pit of the Internet Troll. If you enjoy the independent scene then visit sites that have to do with riding and riding people to ride with. Most of the sites that have to do with clubs are a cluster fuck! You have supporters of one club talking shit about another and it gets old. 

Yes, the internet also highlights all the people that want to be a part of a 1% club. Most of the people on the internet use it in hopes of striking up a conversation with a member. If anyone says otherwise they are a fool. 

1% clubs bring too much heat on themselves and family- Who in their right mind would want to go through that?

I think this statement out of them all burns my ass. Again, there are people who truly believe in what they are doing. Do you think they intentionally bring the heat down on themselves? No, it’s actually people like you that get so damned brainwashed by that media shit that causes them the problems. They’ve got to deal with the media, cops and now these fake supporters causing trouble for them. 

I must admit, some members do bring the heat down on themselves. If you rode during the 70’s then you know bikers live by their own paths. If this means they go out and hustle and bring heat down, that’s on them. Don’t for a second think some of these guys don’t know what they’re doing and the consequences. It’s not the motorcycle club making the dude go out and act a fool, it’s the member. If the heat comes to him and his family it’s on him, it has nothing to do with joining a motorcycle club and them making you do something; 

The problem I see here is you put the whole club under one big umbrella. You don’t know how to separate from your bias and that’s exactly what you have, bias!

1% clubs are a bad representation of what the public thinks about most of us. Their actions are always bringing the law down on regular working bikers who do a lot for their communities. 

What you’re implying here is all 1% clubs are bad. Nevermind the community service these clubs do. 1% clubs are just like any other club, they want to help their communities. I believe that’s the way the public looks at them and I don’t believe they look bad on bikers. People are not stupid, they can see the good they do. 

My friend, you must have a lack of faith in other people, especially when it comes to seeing through bullshit coming from the press and cops. If 2020 has taught us anything, it was not to trust the media and the cops. Citizens have common sense, they see the good a club does, especially when crime is down where a clubhouse is located. By what you’re saying, these people should be outraged by having a clubhouse in their neighborhoods then. 

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I’m sorry, but I really don’t see your argument here. You’re basing your opinions on outlandish claims made by the media and cops. I don’t know what world you’re living in, but it sure the hell isn’t here on earth. My suggestion would be to actually go and hang out and party with a 1% club, if you actually do, I will bet your mind would be changed 

What does everyone think? Does Ken from Texas make any valid points? Let me know in the comment section. If you would like to ask a question and have it on air or in an opinion piece here on harleyliberty.com . Email me at info@insanethrottlebikernews.com

3 comments

  1. Never wore a nazi style lid out of respect for my family members who fought in ww2. Wont criticize anyone who EARNED a 3pc patch for the same reason. You keep doing what youre doing. Been riding since 75 and belive there are plenty of bikers out living the road not giving a rats ass about what any otherbody thinks

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  2. 1%er of the highest order.Untold thousands of miles each year on my bike.Respect from all the clubs in the area.Carry myself with dignity and show respect to all.Quick to defend me and mine but dont go looking for shit to get into.Dont drink do drugs or do gangster shit.You dont have to be a piece of shit to be a 1%er.You can still be a grown man handling your business.You can be a positive image to the world.A true 1%er makes his club look good.Makes people want to be a part of.

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