November 20, 2003
Yeah, I have to post about it. That crap was on the news all day long today.
In MY humble opinion, Michael Jackson is a great performer but one of the most fucked-up human beings (if he's even human anymore) on the face of the planet. Look at what the confused bastard has done to himself through plastic surgery over the years. He resembles a goddam ALIEN, for crying out loud.
He is a weird dude.
He can sing, he can dance and he can entertain. I don't know why he couldn't be happy with those abilities looking just the way he did when he was born. I am not nearly the good-looking guy I was when I was 26 years old. Years of bar-life, shiftwork, hard-drinking and hard-living have taken a toll on me. My hair is
gray silver, my beard is the same color and I don't have the same sparkle in my eyes that I did 25 years ago.
But I remain pretty much who I was back then.
I liked that person then and I like him even better now. I've got faults aplenty, but everyone does. I've kicked up a lot of sand on this blog about sticking to your beliefs and doing what you KNOW is right even when it's not the politically-correct thing to do, and I recently found myself in a situation where I had to live up to my words. I did. A lot was on the line and I never even had to think twice about it. I know who I am.
I don't believe that Michael Jackson does. What is it about Michael Jackson that makes him hate himself? I don't understand him. Being a celebrity is a difficult role to play, but that's no excuse for some of the shit that nut-log has pulled. I don't know whether or not he gets his jollies molesting children. He's so fucking weird to begin with that it's difficult to figure where he's coming from. I believe that he MAY be asexual.
Plus, child-molestation laws remind me a lot of "spousal abuse" and divorce laws. It's just too goddam easy for someone to make a groundless accusation and then sic the might of the law on you. Even if you are innocent, if you're Michael Jackson, YOU are convicted in the press long before you ever see a courtroom. That crap gives me a queasy feeling.
Is he a child-molesting pervert? Possibly. He's obviously as crazy as a shithouse rat. Does THAT FACT make him guilty of molesting children? No, not in my mind. Do I believe that he can get a fair trial?
Shit, no. Every news organization in the country had reporters on the ground and helicopters in the sky following his arrest and release today. It was a fucking circus and that crap should happen to NO ONE in this country. I don't care if he is a freak. He still has rights as an American Citizen. His were violated today just because of who he is.
If he's guilty, I hope the case is proven and justice throws the book at him. I despise anyone who even thinks about molesting a child. But if he didn't do it, I hope that he is not convicted in the press and public opinion before he ever goes to trial just because he's a weird dude. Weird dudes have rights, too.
That's what America is supposed to be about.
I am so amazingly glad you said that.
Everyone has a right to a fair trial, regardless of what they've done. It's what America's all about. If it were possible to find a jury of people who have never heard of Michael Jackson before, that would be ideal.
I would like to see him get a fair trial. And if he's guilty, I would like to see him punished to the fullest extent of the law. If he's innocent, I'd like to see him get the sort of help he so desperately needs. If he'd chosen some other form of self-mutilation than plastic surgery, he'd probably have gotten it a long time ago.
Yes, he's a nut case. But, with all the previous rumors, and even the $20 M settlement in 1993, why would any parent allow their child to be alone with him?
Rob, you're absolutely right on each and every point. No argument there, at all.
But still, I just can't trust a guy who wears only one glove and sings "beat it". ;-)
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I'm in 100% agreement with you on this one Rob. The guy is and HAS been a freak for a long time. Rough childhood and no desire to get the necessary help for it. I hope he's not a child molester, not for his sake, but the sake of all those children.
You wrote what I have been thinking but had not made the decision or had the urge to put forth so eloquently. I mean, 100% my opinion. It's almost uncanny.
In a well publicized television interview several months ago, Mr Jackson admitted to having boys, young boys, share his bed. To paraphrase him, he said he could think of no better way to show love for another person than to share ones bed with them.
If "YOU" or "I" said those words and they were witnessed or recorded for posterity, "We" would be incarserated post haste, unless of course "WE" had a few million laying around to buy some silence.His weirdness is the one thing that may save his ass and THAT'S why he is playing it the way his is. And that would be a sad thing indeed. IMHO
I have to say the same thing Ms Anna said.
BTW, since I can never get a hold of you by phone and you seldom return e-mails, I thought I'd let you know through your comments that I have now recieved my GED. You thought I never would. Bwhaahahah!
Scored a 700 on science
640 on social studies
580 on writing and LA
I think 710 is the highest you can get on each subject. You must have a 410 in each to pass. only missed on on the entire science test.
Only in America can a poor black boy grow up to be a rich white woman.
Great post. I like your take. I am publicly sayin' that all the stuff I say about Acidman on my blog is a joke. I like Acidman. I only started raggin' on him after I found he posted that I looked older than he did. I do not really care if people think I look old, ugly or like shit. My life is mine, not yours, so if you don't like the way I look, go to Hell, because if you go to Heaven, you will face my parents and my dad will beat the crap out of you. ;) Rob, I would love to swap links with you. Let me know!
Thank you, Rob.
And, Sam...that's great!!!
Isn't this America ... where many people take PRIDE in the fact they can march to their own drummer?
Everything I saw on the news and the net, sure looked to me like he was innocent, I won't be waiting for the jury, I haven't cared about dumb-ass hand picked juries since Bobbitt and OJ.
I remember being 10ish/12ish years old, and invited for sleep-overs to the youth pastor's house when he away on business.
His wife NEVER touched me, ( other than a hug) even though we slept in the same big bed. I also remember I didn't know shit about adult themes ... and it was a safe place in MY world.
I'm not a big MJ fan but I am obnoxious about justice. Let's see what plays out before judging.
I posted a mistaken email address, please correct for me.
Try looking from the inside out. Say you are a gifted performer who has never had the chance to live a normal life, you are surrounded by press and sycophants all day long, you cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognised and you havent had a chance to develop as a human being and are, to all intents and purposes, 7 or 8 years old mentally.
I honestly do not believe that he is a 'kiddie fiddler' i believe that he thinks like a child because he IS a child.
Whether the allegations are proven correct or not this is no excuse to have a witch-hunt before the poor man has even got to court.
He may be a freak but hes still a person.
If you had a neighbor who had parties at their house for kids only and he had none of his own ~ if he put an huge playground in his backyard ~ admitted to letting the kids sleep in his bed with him... Would you let your child go over there?
The only reason I can see parents letting their children hang out at Neverland now for is maybe the cash bonus. Some people are sick.
The first nose was fine. Should have left well enough alone.
The vitaligo claim is crap. My mother has it and it never faded that even for her.... 8 )
He needs a fair trial but if he would have learned his lesson after dodging that last bullet and not done the tv documentary or kept inviting kids for sleepovers he might not have some of these 'little' problems...
And what was with the whole OJ flashback folloing him through the streets by helicopter.....
If brought to trial, Jackson will have the best defense money can buy, employing every delay and finding every loophole possible---as it should be. Our justice is just that, a rich man's game. The fact that he may be possible to 'buy' his freedom irks me, but no more than O.J. was successful or the most recent case here in Houston, multi-millionaire real estate heir, Robert Durst. The latter even confessed he killed the victim and went on to describe the event in detail. He was found 'not guilty', NOT innocent.
I agree that no one should be tried in the media or sentenced without due process in a FAIR trial. But i don't know what that means anymore.
Jackson has already started the wheels turning in what may truly be an event of resembling a 3 ring circus. So be it. If that is what it takes for justice. I wanted justice in the O.J. case. I wanted justice in the Yates trial. I now want justice in the Scott Peterson upcoming trial. Is Martha Stewart really guilty, and if so, is hers such a terrible crime that it deserves the attention it has drawn? And the Kobe Bryant case, sheesh, has Mary Hart been appointed to rule on that case yet? I would like to see, no, I would like to NOT have to see anymore sensationalizing of possible pedophilia, murder, rape (alledgedly), etc played out on "Entertainment Tonight." Is this news, or is it entertainment. No doubt that line has been blurred, if only by our desire to here the gorry or weird rumors of everything about anything.
But what will go on trial, or should, is the allegations against Jackson. Not his weirdness. Or his clothes. Or his nose. Or his dad, his sisters, brothers, mom, gary Indiana, or his monkey, etc ad nauseum.(?)
I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world, if only for our justice system. But I'm not rich and won't be. So I wonder when one of these carnivals start, what if this was happening to me and I was innocent?
I do beleive this though: Free Robert Blake!
thanks for the podium!
Thanks for the second on my motion, Sam. Looks like everyone is sticking to Acidman's subject of our justice system. Perhaps he'll address the parental responsibility in this case soon.
Acidman, again, why would any parent allow their young boy, or even girl, spend the night at his house after the 1993 settlement? Would you have let Quinton spend the night at Neverland?
Even if MJ's not proven guilty, every parent who has let their child spend any time there, is also possibly guilty of assisting in their own child's sexual abuse.
While I do agree with Acidman on each and every point, I can't help but wonder as to just how much of this media circus MJ brought on himself. Apparently, MJ knew of the pending charges earlier this year. He had tapes made of his interactions with the little boy and his mother and continued to spend his nights with little kids. His whole life is played out in the media and yet he chose to continue his pattern of behaviour in that forum. For the sake of all the kids, I sure hope he is innocent.
Also, does anyone else see the timing of his arrest ironic? He was booked on World Kids Day!
Rock'n'roll, Rob, and God strike me if I don't despise that 'man'...
Rethinking or adjusting here............
What I paraphrased about Jackson saying in my post above needs clarification, as does what may be perceived as a harsh stance on my part pertaining ro his character.
It is such a complex situation and easy to deal with from afar, removed form the stress of actually being in that situation, (sitting in front of a monitor trying to type thoughts coherently.) But I don't think I would put myself in such a situation by crossing boundaries the way Jackson has and seems to do on too often a basis.
I have had my children in bed with me and my then "BC" because of a thunder storm or a fever or such. I am sure they were comforted by being there with me. And maybe that is exactly what Jackson is seeking when he has alledgedly been with those children in that situation.
I try and be fair minded, non biased....it's tough sometimes to be that way.
I suppose I am quick to jump to the conclusion that he's guilty. Maybe it's the 'hush money' he paid out years ago. Maybe it's the outlandish lifestyle he leads. Maybe it's the ridiculous mask wearing and hanging babies over balconies. Maybe it's all of the above.
A fair trial? If the media were capable of convicting someone OJ would be sitting on death row. People believe what they want. I will be surprised if he ever goes to trial. If he should , I'll be shocked if he's convicted.
The one person that there is NO doubt in my mind who should be punished is the child in question's Mother (apparently the Father is not actively involved in his life). She willingly sold her child to the highest bidder. She knew full well the acusations that had been made in the past, yet still she allowed her child to spend many hours alone, unsupervised with someone who had been 'accused/suspected' of child molestation in the past. No decent, responsible parent would ever do that. She should be arrested, charged and tried for child endangerment. Even when she became aware of the molestation, she didn't report it to the authorities. The child's therapist was the one who came forward. While there may be a grain of doubt as to Michaels guilt, there is no doubt in hers.
I agree completely with you, Rob.
Let's give Michael a fair trial...
THEN hang him.
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Fuck all of you who say Michael Jackson is weird Im sure you all are fucked up more than he is!!!
If you're going through hell, keep going.Everybody is a star with the potentiality to shine in the infinite sky of eternity.
Make it your guiding principle to do your best for others and to be trustworthy in what you say. Do not accept as friend anyone who is not as good as you. When you make a mistake do not be afraid of mending your ways.