Sadly, the foolish fixation upon Jackson’s passing reflects the shallowness of America today. That fixation upon what is not real, or even feasible, has brought us to the point where our worship is aimed in the wrong direction. Our lazy, dependent approach to life has brought us as a nation to the adulation of evil as the epitome of our desire.
Michael Jackson was a talented person. He provided income for a bunch of people of much less talent who learned to exploit his musical abilities. Michael Jackson was a lie and a perversion. Oh, yes . . . he made lots of money, but he still lived his life as a lie. Pretending that money could solve everything, he used his to build a pseudo-life.
His money converted a poor, little black boy into a pseudo-rich, old white woman…His money purchased three children that, in his twisted mind, were his…His money provided other children for him to pervert…His money bought his way out of a conviction for his pedophilia…His money, like the rest of that which he pretended to have, simply wasn’t…His money will be fought over for a long time and hopefully we will be spared continuing “news” coverage of that developing battle.
Congress should recognize and honor the deaths of our courageous military personnel rather than Michael Jackson. Personal productivity and meaningful contributions should be the focus of our adoration – not frivolous pop celebrity. That’s “change” we need.