Yesterday we watched the Netflix docu-series, ‘Tiger King‘ which runs through the five years in the lead up to zoo-keeper Joe Exotic’s 22-yr conviction for murder-for-hire.
In a word – mind-blowing. The production is outstanding. You’d never believe that you could watch seven 45-minute episodes of this saga. Believe me, you can!
It is an eye-opener into the sordid pits of the human mind. To see how a group of misfits with literally no other choices in life become locked into an ecosystem which is so awful to them yet they manage to pledge a strong sense of loyalty to the Tiger King.
At the top of the tree, the politics of control come into play resulting from power shifts that spawn out of poor ego-centric driven management decisions. This created almost comical incidents of multiple-felons demanding ethical behaviour and strict governance.
Note that Joe Exotic ran in the 2016 presidential election. He managed 872 votes in Colorado placing him 11th out of 23 candidates. After missing out he ran for the Governor of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, he missed out on the Libertarian ticket with 669 votes or 18% of that primary.
In a nutshell, Tiger King encapsulates exotic animals, cults, guns, explosives, murder, felons, criminals, disappearances, sex, prostitution, polygamy, brainwashing, faith, amputations, guns-for-hire, incomplete police investigations, LGBT rednecks, employer coerced breast implants, arson, theft, embezzlement, political ambitions, social media, copyright infringement, lawyers, court cases, punitive damages and Walmart. Seeing is believing. Be warned – there is zero political correctness.
As someone from my former university best put it,
“If you thought you had seen everything, get ready to understand that you are still wading in the kiddie pool.”
God Bless America!