Instead of censoring the video for ‘Jeremy’ or saying that Sutter is an uncaring, insensitive television writer who is trying to monetize a tragedy, maybe we should look at each of these pieces for what they truly are — a harbinger for what happens when we bury our heads in the sand, ignore the world around us and drown in sea of Kardashian reality shows and Miley Cyrus songs.
We should ask more TV showrunners to push the envelope and involve real life issues in their programming. The events that affect us most, at our cores, go beyond a politician sending pictures of his crotch to a girl on the internet. The real problems, those that should make us all wake up in a cold sweat one night are when our friends and loved ones are being sent off to fight a war overseas, or a severely damaged political system, or maybe a school shooting that should sound off about 100 alarms we need to hear.
Today, I’m thanking Kurt Sutter for putting together one of the best shows on television while giving me a hard slap of reality to the face to never forget what’s going on in the world around me.