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My obligatory Michael Jackson piece…

Yes… it is sad that Michael Jackson died.  Yes… he was a legend in the music industry.  Yes… the image that he held (please note the past tense) will be missed.

The fact is that the Michael Jackson that died is not the same person that I used to listen to when I was growing up.  In fact, in the last several years what has MJ really done or accomplished except become some kind of circus display or curiosity for the media to chase around.  I have to think that even though his family still loved him because he was a part of the family, he was probably not high on their invite list for birthday parties and social gatherings.

When you look at his career, however, his success does overshadow his flakiness, but only just barely and then only if you took the time to see everything he did.  There is an entire generation of people now that will only know him at the reclusive nutcase with the masked children, freakish face and a long drawn out court case involving pedophilia.  Whether the allegations in that case were true or not is for the historians and the lawyers to figure out.  But when a charge like that is leveled at a person, even if it is false, it is hard to get away from.

His Death…

I have no remorse for MJ and how he died.  You see… when you do as many things to your body, even if you think it is for the better, you are weakening it.  When you look at all the work he had done to his face and all the treatments he was having done to try and live longer and stay younger looking, you have to understand that it is hard on the system.  I see no difference in what Michael did to himself than that of what a drug addict or a person who has to keep getting piercings and tattoos… then eventually dies of a drug overdoes or septicemia.  MJ wore his body out and it failed him.  While we will have to see what the coroner says about this, I have to think that I am not too far of f the mark.

I do hope that he rests in peace, but I have no doubt that he had a hand in putting himself there.  So you will find no remorse, pity or tears for his loss from me.

If I have offended anyone with this, then I do hope you get over it.  These are my opinions and I will not apologise for them.

Samuel Wright
Writer / Father / Listener / Philosopher
I am a starving writer living in the backwater of California, in a place known mostly for Buck Owens and Valley Fever called Bakersfield.

This site is my release. A place for me to talk about things that annoy, please, or excite me.

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6 Comments

  1. First… thank you for saying what I've been thinking/feeling. I just didn't know exactly how to put it. Our bodies are machines. Like the car window that gets stuck because you didn't take care of the vehicle, the human body will respond the same way.

    "his success does overshadow his flakiness"

    I have a hard time with this one. I look at it from all angles, and while I wasn't a fan of his – just didn't like his music – to me Jackson will always be the guy I saw from 93 on acting in a weird manner. I just can't get past it.

    Yes, he was a talent but, for me, the talent took second place to the odd behavior. I just can't get past it.

  2. More than likely, like I touched on in the article, this is going to be a generational argument. I am not sure what your age is, but I include the fact that he was a great performer up until about 1990. Then he started the downward spiral.

    You can also tell that his family did not care that much for him because of the way they are acting about the death. Hell, they are looking at it as some form of free advertising.

  3. I'm old enough to remember thriller being on MTV every hour when it first came out but then he faded out of my memory.

    He was a great performer, and I'll go even after 1990, because when he put on a show he went all out. No one should take that away from him. I guess I'm separating the man from the entertainer some what here.

    From all that I can tell (from the press) everyone in the family saw this coming but no one did anything. I would also agree that they are looking at the event as a way to reclaim some former glory that once was theirs.

  4. Your Mom

    Thanks for wasting my time…While their is some truth in your article on general principle's of life…Their is also a huge amount of disrespect for one of the greatest musicians to live
    1-check your grammar son!!!!
    2-YOUR OPINION IS LIKE YOUR ASSHOLE!!!!

  5. Firstly, it was your time to waste, not mine. I did not force you to read the entire thing, sweetheart.

    Secondly, You will notice that I am not deleting your post, because I do, unfortunately, encourage people to speak their mind. I delete only that which is a direct attach for attack's sake.

    Third, and lastly, I did not disrespect what he accomplished, only what he had become in the end. It is hard to dispute that he went a little flaky later in his life. Call it the drugs, call it the inability to deal with success, whatever.

    As an aside, I find it humorous that you come here and complain, yet you are not brave enough to give your real information soas to have a real dialogue.

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