Los Angeles, CA—With the premature death of pop legend Michael Jackson, I don’t know if He should be despised, pitied or loved.
No matter your opinion of Jackson’s dark side, he was a master of entertainment. He was as prolific as any entertainer that ever lived on this earth. He invented dance moves that defied gravity, made music that at one time or another was appealing and enjoyable no matter what your taste was.
Jackson’s work employed thousands over the years. Jackson was a major corporation that launched so many careers of otherwise incidental people.
Some say Jackson was an evil serial pedophile. If Jackson hurt children, thankfully it was not by torturing or killing them. Evil can only be measured by the mental state of the offender and we have little knowledge of just what Jackson’s real culpability was for his conduct.
Because of Jackson’s immense wealth he was a natural extortion target. You may hate Jackson’s abuse of Children but I hate the unindicted co-conspirators much more. Those are the parents that let their little boys sleep over with a man who wears more makeup than his sisters. Were they hoping for an opportunity for a $20 million hush money payout too?
If we do indeed have an afterlife and we are to be rewarded or punished for our deeds I’m sure our maker would mitigate punishment based on just what we are made of. Some humans have little impulse control while others never act on impulse. Some people commit mad acts that would never enter other’s minds.
Michael Jackson will be judged by his entire life and history, not just the last decade that’s been an unmitigated disaster.
The death and mourning of Michael Jackson is proving to be a huge event and no mater your opinion of him there will be no more live Jackson entertainment. That’s indeed sad. Because we’re blessed with technology Jackson’s works will live on indefinitely.
I prefer to remember Jackson for his work, good deeds and think of all the kids his employees were able to put through college because of that money machine, Michael Jackson.
As for Michael Jackson his addictions and pain are over.