Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Blood and Virtue; The Unconventional Philosophy behind SAMCRO and Sons of Anarchy Installment 1 Matthew Powers #8
Nobody would think that Socrates and a motorcycle club would share any resemblances. However, they both represent the idea of counterculture. Socrates tried to teach rationality to unreasonable people, which led to his death sentence. SAMCRO also challenges us to look against the grain, although I do not recommend riding around on a Harley guns blazing. This is only the tip of the iceberg for the morals and ethics, or lack thereof, that surrounds the whole ideology behind the motorcycle club known as SAMCRO.
The Sons of Anarchy draws ideals from various philosophers such as Nietzche, Aquinas, and Machiavelli, of which will be continued in subsequent posts.