Dance with the Devil

Dance With The Devil dan skognes motivation blogger speaker teacher trainer coach educatorI am watching a Telemundo series on Netflix. It has English sub-titles and is called El Senor de los Cielos. It reminds me of a Spanish version of Dallas or Dynasty…only on steroids. It has a very dysfunctional family. They are filthy rich and money has controlled their lives. Evil consumes them, literally.

There are some very stark contrasts from the US soaps, however. Cielos is about the cartel. It takes place in Columbia, Mexico, and sometimes here in the USA. The story is based on the real life events of Aurelio Casillas, who followed Pablo Escobar to become Mexico’s biggest drug trafficker of the 90s. Warning: The body count is pretty high since it goes with the territory and it can be gruesome at times.

Here are some things that are common to these stories:

  • Wealth reveals true character. When coupled with power it has a tendency to corrupt. It has been said that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
  • The pursuit of wealth and power are a god for many people and thus there is no moral compass.
  • Where there is no moral compass, anything goes and life has no value. If you get in the way of the one in power, you are expendable…even if you are family.
  • Lying is a way of life for them. Truth is always relative. It is expected that others be truthful, but you are free to lie when necessary if it serves you.
  • None of the characters had peace in their lives.
  • No amount of money or power was ever enough. They always wanted more.
  • Severe consequences were often ignored or minimized.

I am fascinated to see how people live like this. I do realize this is not all factual. The sad part is that it was probably a lot worse than portrayed! It is sobering to see how people in the world of drugs live. There is no value for life. I guess as long as there are drugs there will be people willing to do whatever they have to in order to gain the power and the money. They have traded their souls for something that has no eternal value. It is a testament of how not to waste your life, and that in the end justice and truth will prevail. There is a great price to pay for dancing with the devil.


Dan Skognes

4 Responses to “Dance with the Devil”

  1. Jeanette Roman says:

    This is so true Telemundo is portraying so much about drug dealing and it seems people love it this tells me people lost values of moral and life. Its like a sensation of that dark world of drug trafficking and killing. Now days tv has changed so much it makes you dobt want to watch no tv at all. And as me I feel ashamed how they show this kind of shows that are burning many brains who watched.

    • Dan Skognes says:

      Jeanette, here is the good news. This show does not glorify the drug / thug life. It does show the highway to hell that they are bound to. I have not seen other Telemundo shows, but this one did get my attention as not just something glorifying evil…but showing the consequences that go with their choices. I hope you have a blessed day, and appreciate your feedback. Shalom! Dan

  2. rwentra says:

    This is interesting and true. I really like your blogs, but the red and white font on black background gives me tremendous vertigo and I cannot finish reading any of them. 🙁

    • Dan Skognes says:

      Rhonda, I am sorry about that. You are the first person to have pointed that problem out. My wife suffers from vertigo to, but maybe it is not a problem for her to read my blogs because I print them out and have her proof them for me. It is funny how many times she comes across errors in my typing that I never caught. I pray that God heal you of that issue. I know it has been a long process for my wife, but her spells have become less frequent over the past few years. Shalom! Dan

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