I have found it quite interesting, since I have patched in. I have noticed many ppl's attitude toward me change, and not for the better. Yes I joined a motorcycle club, but I have not changed. I am the same man I was before I even met them. The media continues to tell lies about MC's and knowing how ppl are they just believe it. In once sense I can't blame the, its called brainwashing. The media is supposed to tell all the facts. But they don't they only tell some of the facts and in many cases made up facts. I could go on and on about this, but I won't. Just remember gather facts and/or experiences, and come to your OWN conclusion.
A good instance is the show Sons of Anarchy. Although very entertaining, it does not do good to help this bad image ppl have. Now I can't say much I enjoy watching the show, but this is just not reality. There are so many things I could spend hours pointing that are incorrect and I'm not just talking about the crimes.
I'm not going to get into more specifics here, but I can see that I am pushing ppl away. Or what I should say is they are pushing themselves away. Again I have not changed. You could always ask my good friend Rob that I met off Twitter and actually met in person during Vegas Bikefest. I don't think he thought I was a bad guy. I am a biker, this is fact but I am a nice guy. Yes I can be an prick of the worst kind if provoked, but for the most part I am loyal to a fault to my friends.
I chalk this all up to not only a learning experience which will help me grow and become a better person, but it will weed out those who I "thought" were my friends who really are not my friends. My real friends will always be there.
I do also partially understand the thoughts of others that bikers have bad attitudes. Yes, yes we do. Would you like to know why? Its because of how the world treats us. We usually don't start out with attitudes. Its something we get along the way. Remember the Golden Rule, treat us how you want to be treated and we will do the same.
One thing I really like about being a biker most of all, it shows how against the grain I am. Now I do not say this meaning I enjoy pissing ppl off. What I mean is that I do not just accept things for the way they are, I question everything and I stand up for what I believe in. Right or wrong.
I have edit this post a couple times...I may just have to do another post after this edit. I have been kicked out of several bars for "No Colors". This is discrimination no matter how you look at it. I was even kicked out of the Fremont Casino in Vegas. They told me I would have to remove my cut. I'm sorry, but I will not. There is a time and place when I will not wear it, but to me I am trying to make more of a statement. Why should I follow the rules of society that discriminate for what you wear? Why don't they post a sign saying "No Harley attire" or "No Racing Gear allowed" or "No bandanna's". Discrimination only starts here, and as a friend at work has said before "once the door is cracked open, you can never shut it again".
So while I got prospect patched into the MC it seems as tho I was booted out of normal society's existence. Its quite sad, but it will not change who I am.