« Michael Jackson: We Want You Back | Main | The Stories of Chinese-America »

June 26, 2009

Comments

Thanks for posting our video!

On the subject of MJ-as-pedophile, one of my friends witnessed and snipped this FB comment thread: http://files.getdropbox.com/u/1210085/mj2.PNG
(My friend is the last commenter in the thread)

It made me realize that I'm out of the loop on how some people perceive Jackson. And that I'm out of the loop on how those people perceive a lot of our shared world, for better or worse.

MICHAEL.... VC MORREU ASSIM COMO VIVEU, BRILHANDO COMO UMA ESTRELA ENCANDESCENTE, E O BRILHO DESTA ESTRELA NEM MESMO A MORTE PODE APAGAR, NEM O TEMPO PODE FAZER ESQUECER, A CRIANÇA ESPECIAL QUE POUCOS VIAM EM VC. SERA SEMPRE ETERNAMENTE POP....BRASIL DF

Speaking of Thomas Jefferson: http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/

If the media wants to talk about heroes, they should talk about singe parents raising a family on one income--not a mentally imbalanced pederast who got kids drunk, brought them to his bed, and molested them. Good riddance. A body of music doesn't excuse your sins.

I think that people do forget that he was acquitted of those accusations.

Gloved One, Loved One
(For Michael Joseph Jackson)

My heart is heavy, as I watch news footage of you gliding across the stage and gyrating your pelvis,
At this moment in time this is bigger than the Duke, man, this is bigger than Elvis!
Though you made your living with words, today there are no words to express the way the world feels,
Right now there is no need to go into your discography
because it encompasses valleys and hills.
But where do I begin, should I start with your amazing solo
career or should I start with the Jackson 5,
When you were just a cute little boy,
On stage you were talented and outgoing,
Yet off stage you were introspective and coy,
In the 70's, you put the world into a trance with your 'fro and bell bottomed jeans as you did the robot,
Michael, you had everyone at your feet because when you danced and sang you gave all that you got!
Nat King Cole was a merry ole soul as he sat perched up against mama's old
wooden phonograph next to Billie Holiday, Roberta Flack and the Jackson's Destiny album,
Lord, have mercy you all grew up to be mature, sexy and handsome!
I am old school and I remember coming home from school putting on your albums,
These were the days before CD's, MP3 players, Limewire and IPODS,
Goodness, listening to your music was heaven sent directly from God.
Ooh wee, or should I say 'hee hee hee' about that pulsating falsetto,
That reached every country, mansion, island, barrio, prison, hut, igloo, reservation, trailer park, suburb and ghetto.
As I sit here typing and watching youtube I see you doing your world famous 3 point spin,
That you delighted audiences with in every song from 'Enjoy Yourself' to Billie Jean to 'You Can't Win.'
You were a great admirer of the legendary James Brown,
It warmed my heart to see you at an award show holding his crown.
You ruled the 80's with a glittering iron glove,
Moon walking into the hearts of millions Moving as gracefully and as freely as a dove.
Newborns coming into the world already know your name,
Ailing grandparents in their last days know the same.
You are Gary¹s finest but the world dubbed you the 'Gloved One.'
Michael, your legacy is HIStory, DESTINY, OFF THE WALL, VICTORY, TRIUMPH,
INVINCIBLE, BAD and most definitely a THRILLER.
You are the King of Pop the 'Man In The Mirror!
You 'rocked our world¹ for over 40 years.
You gave us such memorable songs as Who's Lovin You, Gotta Be There,
Heart Break Hotel, Butterflies, PYT, Billie Jean, Earth Song, Can You Feel It, She's Out Of My Life, Working Day And Night, The Girl Is Mine, Say, Say, Say, we 'Remember The
Time' you told us that 'We Are The World' and to 'Ease on Down The Road.'
You sold out football field stadiums and integrated MTV music videos!
Back in the day we wore your buttons and donned white socks and penny loafers,
Now here we stand today in shock and sadness but we know your pain is over.
Michael, we miss you and though you said 'Heaven Can Wait', 'You Are Not
Alone', and "I Can't Help It, "Human Nature' is the reason that 'I Just Can¹t Stop Loving You'.
You were a great humanitarian a sensitive human being,
Who came to earth and completed your journey now you can have eternal rest,
The world loves you 'Gloved One' but the Lord truly knows best.
We 'Never Can Say Goodbye¹ to you 'Lovely One.'
WE LOVE YOU, MJ.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Isak

  • Isak is a space to celebrate tales and truth in the curious, joyful way embodied by the writer for which it is named. The name "Isak," after all, means "laughter," as she was fond of pointing out.

    By tales, I mean fiction (especially short fiction), as well as other literary and artistic narratives. By truth, I mean the world in which we live. I especially have my eye on creative social justice.

    Isak: The Extended Version
join the mailing list
* indicates required

Choose Books

My Photo

Support Isak

  • For more than eight years, I've edited Isak, supporting it with my time and treasure. This site has always been ad-free. If you find this website valuable, and are moved to contribute a donation, I will be deeply grateful.