Friday, June 26, 2009

Do You Feel the Beat?

It's been a WHILE - for sure.

My arm - still a mess. It hurt to put on my bathing suit today. But that's a whole different story.

Today, I am moved to talk about MJ - yep, that's right, Michael Jackson.

His titles range from iconic to demonic. King of Pop vs. King of Pedophile.

My husband, my Pumpkin, the love of my life, is in mourning.

His Elvis has died.

Yes - his ELVIS.

My love is a break dancing PHENOM.

Last week, while we were in Florida for the middle chicklet's baseball tournament, my Pumpkin did the WORM across the beach road.


Michael Jackson is an ICON.

His music, his talent, has formed a generation and defined our culture.

Michael Jackson paved the way for Easy E, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown...the list could go on and on.

He has musical talents that surpass any our generation could ever imagine.

His choreography for videos is Broadway quality -no question.

Watch Smooth Criminal.

Did MJ do terrible, horrendous things to children.


But I REALLYthink not.

I PRAY not.

Did the parents of said children put them in a TERRIBLE position?


Would you EVER, EVER send your child to someone's home who had an amusement park in their backyard, and who has been under suspicion of child molestion?


Someone PLEASE show me where the parents of these children have been prosecuted?

They haven't.

Do I believe Michael Jackson is an innocent "misunderstood" celebrity?

By no means.

I truly believe Michael Jackson had a severe mental illnesss.

He needed help a long time ago.

Do I think he was pedophile....


I really don't.

He was never convicted.


Yes, he paid a LOT of money to negate the publicity and perhaps the charges.

Again, I think we are talking about money hungry parents who put their children in a precarious position.

If you want to challenge my philosophy, the floor is open.

But please have a basis for your opinion.

HERE is MY opinion.

Michael Jackson reached a breaking point in his childhood abuse.

I AM A SURVIVOR of abuse.

I had blood running down my legs more times than I care to count.

But I survived.

He didn't.

He broke.

Is that weak? Is that wrong?


It just happenened.

He was stuck in childhood.


How else to you justify being photographed as an ADULT with toy trains in his hands?

How else do you justify being surrounded by children...AT ALL TIMES?

Did it allow for him to be molest children?


And if that happened, he WILL account for it. I completely believe that.

In the meantime, my faith is persuading me to believe that MJ's mental illness trapped a man in a child's body.


I will remember him as the man who changed pop culture.

I will remember him as the man who is the Elvis of my generation.

I will remember him as the man who created videos that would rival any Broadway production to date.

I will remember him as the man who defined GENERATIONS.

May you rest in the peace you never had on Earth.


  1. So well said!! And by the way.. I miss ya!! Hope you are well.. get back to blogging real soon!

  2. I've been missing you - so glad to see a post from you after all this time! I'm sorry to hear your arm is still causing you pain though.

    I think my feelings on Michael are similar to yours. Unquestionably talented. Maybe guilty of some or all of the charges against him. And mentally and physically ill both from things done to him and things he did to himself.

  3. I think you are right in that he was obviously abused and mentally ill...but I personally feel he is guilty of molesting those children. I think he is responsible for his actions (if those were his actions) along with the people who looked the other way while it was happening AND the parents who thought it was normal to have their young children sleeping in the same bed with an eccentric reclusive man old enough to be their father!

    Yes, he was a talent and while I'm not rejoicing in his death, I'm not mourning it either.

    I feel sorry for his kids.

  4. Donnetta-I'm still stuck on your comment about you...I'm sorry. What else do you say?
    I'm sorry.

    I spent a lot of time with family this past weekend, so we had lots of time to speak of this very topic.
    I have to agree with the blogger just above.
    I do not believe Michael Jackson is in Heaven right now and I do believe he will pay the ultimate price for his actions here on earth.
    I pray for some normalcy for his children, if there can ever be.

  5. Very well said....I feel horrible for his children...

    and are simply amazing....

  6. He was an amazing artist but there were a few screws loose near the end. I had a crush on him when I was about 7 and would cry every time I watched his music videos and I would sleep with his picture!

  7. I can't believe I missed this post!! Out of all the posts I have read about MJ, you have definitely said it the best.

  8. You know what? I'm inclined to agree with you. I think he was a child and that's why he liked being with children. A child would want to hang around other children, not adults.

  9. I think my feelings on Michael are similar to yours. Unquestionably talented. Maybe guilty of some or all of the charges against him

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  10. So well said!! And by the way.. I miss ya!! Hope you are well.. get back to blogging real soon Work from home India


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